We have something a little different for you today - a beautiful mandala-inspired card, made by Design Team member, Rebecca. Elements of the Enchanted Mandala die have been used for both the main focal point of the card and also for smaller embellishments, to continue the theme. The result is this beautiful teal-coloured card that could be used for so many occasions with just a quick change of sentiment.
Read on for a full step-by-step project tutorial, complete with full materials list. To view the product page for each individual product, simply click on the product name and you'll be directed to its dedicated page.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Enchanted Mandala metal die set
- Summer Flower stamp set
- Dazzling Foliage stamp and die set
- Summer Foliage stamp and die set
- Happy birthday stamp set
- Beautiful Butterflies 8x8” foiled paper pad
- Watercolour Washes 8x8" paper pad
- Luxury White Vellum
- Pearl card – Lagoon and Crystal White
- Glitter card – Lagoon
- Mirror card – Lagoon
- Matt mirror card – Lagoon
- WOW! embossing powder – Cerulean and Sparkling Snow
- Sparkelicious glitter – Snowball and Crystallina
- Self-adhesive Sparkles – Totally Turquoise
- Bling Box – Frosty Christmas
- Heat-resistant acetate
- Self-adhesive sticky sheet
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- Range Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inkpad – Peacock Feathers
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue with fine-tip applicator
- Chloe’s Creative Cards Chisel-tip Glue Pen
- Pinflair 3D glue gel
- 3mm foam pads on a roll
- 8x8” white straight-edged card blank
- Heat tool
- Die-cutting machine
1 Trim a sheet of Lagoon glitter card to 7¾”-square and affix to the card blank using dries-clear glue. Trim Lagoon matt mirror card to 7½”-square and affix to the card using foam pads. Trim a sheet of foiled paper to 7¼”-square and edge with a chisel-tip glue pen, then cover in Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Affix to the card using dries-clear glue.
2 Cut a sheet of Lagoon mirror card down to 6½”-square and affix to the card using foam pads. Affix a self-adhesive sheet onto patterned paper from the Watercolour Washes paper pad. Trim to 6”-square, peel off the backing, then cover in Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter and buff in. Affix to the card using foam pads.
3 Adhere a self-adhesive sheet to Lagoon pearl card. Die-cut the outer mandala die. Die-cut the detailed mandala from a piece of Crystal White pearl card. Adhere to the Lagoon layer then cover in snowball Sparkelicious glitter. Add to the card using foam pads.
4 Cut the scalloped layer from the Enchanted Mandala set out of Lagoon mirror card and add to the centre using foam pads. Die-cut the circle from Crystal White pearl card and stamp out a sentiment into the centre using a WOW! clear embossing inkpad and heat-emboss using Cerulean embossing powder. Edge using a chisel-tip glue pen and cover in Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Add to the card using foam pads.
5 Stamp out four medium and four small Summer Flowers onto vellum and heat-emboss using Sparkling Snow embossing powder, then carefully trim around. Apply a small amount of Peacock Feathers ink to the back of each flower. Add a few dots of glue to the front and cover in Snowball Sparkelicious glitter. Layer two of each size together using 3D glue gel.
6 Die-cut four small stamens from Lagoon mirror card and add to the centres of the flowers. Finish off with a pearl in each. Die-cut the smallest mandala die twice from Lagoon mirror card and tuck in behind the flowers using 3D glue gel.
7 Stamp out four of the leaves onto heat-resistant acetate and heat-emboss using Sparkling Snow embossing powder, then carefully trim around. Apply glue to the leaves and cover in Snowball Sparkelicious glitter. Once dry, tuck in behind the flowers using 3D glue gel. Stamp out four swirls onto heat-resistant acetate and heat-emboss using Cerulean embossing powder. Tuck in behind the flowers using 3D glue gel. Finally, add a few Self-adhesive Sparkles to the swirls, sentiment plaque and into the background.
I hope you've found this stunning card tutorial from Rebecca informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!