Saturday 23 October 2021

Blue Mandala

Welcome to the Weekend.
Really good to have a bit of crafting time.
Meet today's simple card using this beautiful Split Mandala stencil from ACLD.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of heavy white cardstock and centered the Split Mandala stencil over my paper.  
  • Using some Versamark ink and a small sponge dabber, I rubbed over the stencil, being sure to get into all the little nooks and crannies.
  • After it was all inked, I removed the stencil and sprinkled on some Tim Holtz Distress Peacock Feathers Glaze and heat set it.  The glaze is just like using Embossing Powder but I found it gave a bit more of a shiny appearance to the finished card.
  • This stencil has a space in the middle and seemed the perfect place to add a sentiment.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Everyday Sentiments set in black Versafine on a paper strip and pop dotted that into place.  
  • It needed something more in that space, so I added 3 black gems in 2 different sizes on either side.
  • I mounted it onto a white card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and take a look.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stamps- Everyday Sentiments (YNS)
Ink- Versamark; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Split Mandala stencil (ACLD); TH Distress Glaze; foam dabber;
heat tool; black gems; foam tape


cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Karen, a pretty mandala and gorgeous in blue, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very gorgeous and I love the blue color.

Pat said...

That looks fabulous in the blue and the glaze really gives it a wonderful shine, and love the way you have extended the sentiment with the black enamel dots. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, love the addition of the glaze ♥

Bonnie said...

This technique give such a clean, crisp stenciling! A lovely card, my friend!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is beautiful, love the design Karen
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

So pretty and so very striking Karen x.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful effect with the mandala stencil.