It is so good to see you back! Today's project is a beautiful card created with the lovely and stunning 'Many Mandalas' stamp set that is so easy to use.
I, like many of you probably do, watch many videos on YouTube from well know crafters and designers featuring big name brands. Residing in England I have always been somewhat jealous of how easy it is for those living in the U.S to get access to stamps from brands such as Altenew, Concord & 9th, Simon Says Stamp etc. at reasonable prices. However, whilst I was browsing one of the many crafting related Facebook groups I am in, I stumbled across a company called Bumbleberry Papercrafts.
This is a UK based company that imports in and sells a wide range of U.S products at fairly competitive prices. And to top it of, quick delivery too! I would highly recommend you check them out as the quality of the stamps is phenomenal. The evening I got home to find my order had arrived, I sat down and created this card. Today I want to show you how easy it is to make!
Materials required for many mandalas card:
- Corncord & 9th Many Manadals Stamp Set
- Acrylic blocks
- Embossing powder - I used WOW! Embossing Powder Platinum
- Heat gun
- Hotpress watercolour card
- Cardbase - this card measures at 6" 1/4 X 4" 1/2
- Distress inks - I used Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade and Crack Pistachio. Alternatively you can use regular watercolours
- Waterbrush or standard brush
- Sentiemnet Die - I used 'Hello' from Sizzix
- A sentiment Stamp - I used a sentiment from the MFT 'More Essential Sentiments' Set.
- Small stitched oblong die
- Fun Foam
- Scrap of card
- Quickie Glue pen or other liquid adhesive.
- Double sided tape
- Anti-static tool
- Tonic Nuvo Drops - Morning Dew
Many mandalas Card details:
Firstly, I prepped my watercolour card using an anti-static tool. If you don't have one, you can use a fine brush to wipe away any stray embossing powder before you heat set the design. The Many Mandalas stamp set is comprised of 4 different sized mandalas which can be stamped and layered up to create one big intricate mandala. I decided to only use three to build up the design on my card, however you could stamp all 4. This versatility allows you to create many different style cards. I used the most inner mandala on its own, along with an additional small stamp to fill out the background.
Once stamped with Versamark, I covered with embossing powder and heat set. The platinum colour from WOW! Embossing Powder is beautiful, almost giving you a pewter silver finish. To colour my design I used the acrylic blocks as a palette for my distress inks and used a water brush to fill in the design. I left part of the design white to help highlight the intricate and fine lines of the stamp.
Creating the sentiment
To create the sentiment, I die cut the 'hello' out of a scrap piece of card and covered with versamark. I the applied the same embossing powder and heat set it. Further more, to get a smooth finish, I repeated this method several times to create a faux metal embellishment. To create the remaining sentiment. I heat embossing a MFT sentiment on vellum and die cut this using an oblong stitched die. I attached the sentiment to the background by adhering the bottom of the 'hello' on top of the vellum. Once set, I adhered the remaining part of the hello on to the card with the Quickie Glue pen. By doing it this way, I have no adhesive showing through the vellum
In addition, and to add a of contrast, I heat embossed 3-4 times a small strip of scrap card to match the embossing and adhered this to one sided. Once I assembled the design, I mounted the card onto the base with fun foam to add dimension.
Finishing off the Many Mandalas Card
To finish the card off, I added Morning Dew Tonic Nuvo Drops to reflect the bright and fresh feel from the colour scheme of the card. This card was so quick and easy to make, and the Many Mandalas stamp set by Concord & 9th is so versatile for card making.
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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies.