Hi, welcome to the first blog post for 2018! How was your Christmas and New Years? For us, January starts with birthdays right away so I have a birthday card to share with you today. I have used this same design with the Many Mandala stamp set in purples before – which you can see in this video tutorial. I stayed away from pinks and purples and went with a green colour scheme.
I wasn’t sure what the final design on this first would be so I stamped all the mandala stamps to create a background on a piece of Bristol card. Using the guide that comes with the stamp set and the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to get the stamps lined up, and stamping with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I stamped a few of the stamps and covered them with embossing powder before taking this to my heat gun to lessen the warping from the heat gun. Once the whole panel was stamped and embossed I used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and an Aqua Flow water brush to add the colour. I used five markers for all the colouring. 44 Deep Green, 43 Olive Green, 33 Persian Green, 49 Shadow Green and 38 Peacock Blue.
I decided to use the coordinating dies and diecut all the mandala’s out and pop them up on foam tape. On another piece of Bristol card I use the Dual Tipped Blending Brush and Distress Oxides to add some colour. I used Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers and Iced Spruce in random areas around the card, then I spritzed the whole background with some shimmer mist for lots of sparkle.
Finishing The Card
Using the negative from the diecut panel to use as a guide for where to place the coloured mandalas, and used foam tape behind all of them. For some more shine I added little dots of liquid glue and placed sequins and confetti pieces from the Phosporescene sequin mix to fill in some space.
I left no space for a sentiment so I trimmed a piece of vellum into a banner and stamped Happy Birthday with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide and used clear embossing powder. To help keep the vellum flat I heated up my heat gun for about a minute. Hiding the adhesive for the vellum to the card behind the folded the edges to the back of the card with tape.
Would you be happy to receive this card for your birthday? This is an easy design to use with so many different colour combinations. Pink, blue, yellow, purple or even rainbow.
Want to find these supplies?
Concord and 9th –
Concord and 9th – Many Mandala
Versamark Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Iced Spruce
44 Deep Green, 43 Olive Green, 49 Shadow Green
33 Persian Green, 38 Peacock Blue
Clean Colour Real Brush Colour Swatch Chart
Hero Arts Super Fine White
Zing! American Crafts Clear
Little Things by Lucy – Phosphorescence Sequin Shaker Mix
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Tonic Nuvo Dual Tipped Blending Brush
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Water Brush
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block
Sizzix Big Shot Diecutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Replacement Plates
Tonic Tim Holtz
Mini Snips Scissors