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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Delicate Mandala 2 for 1 card

For this card I am going to use a die cut mandala for a stencil to do a rainbow coloured background with ink blending.

I start by cutting out the mandala using the Altenew Delicate mandala die. It is a bit tricky to cut out as it is so detailed. 

I then sprayed some repositionable spray on the back so that it will stay put on my card base while I do my ink blending.  

I use a range of colours and inks to get the muted rainbow effect that I want. See below for all the colours I used.

I then peeled it off and was left with the mandala shape in white with the coloured background. I also have the bonus of the die cut mandala that is now rainbow coloured as well, so will make a card with that too.  

I wanted to use a new stamp I have called Simple beauty by Altenew, and did two colour variations as I wasn't sure which colour would look best with the colours of my background. While I had the Misti out, I decided to stamp some sentiments out as well.  

I fussy cut the 'birthday' stamp out and then the rest I cut out into strips as banner sentiments.  I glued the mandala down onto another card base, mounted the flowers and sentiments with some some foam tape and then arranged them onto both cards.  Finally some pretty pink posh clear sparkling sequins dotted around and that was two cards made.


This method would be great with a variety of background dies, cover dies, and even some intricate flower dies or shapes.  Have a look at your stash and see what you could use!

I have a video of making the card.

If you would prefer to see it in full HD then hop over to my You Tube channel here.

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These are the main supplies I have used in making this card. The affiliate links of some of these supplies or something similar, may be used at no cost to you.  Product disclosure below.  I will also have the links on my blog

Card base 5“ x 7” 

Altenew Simple Beauty stamp
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Altenew Delicate Mandala die set
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Picket Fence Studios Blender Brushes

Taylored expressions Blender Brushes

Original Misti

Altenew mini crisp inks
Mountain mist, Lagoon, Purple wine, Rose quartz
Mini cube set - Northern Lights
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Cotton candy, 
Mini cube set - Four scoops
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Full sized oval stamp set – Four scoops
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Warm sunshine
Mini Cubes - Summer afternoon
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Full sized stamp pads – Summer afternoon
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Ruby Red 
Mini Cubes - Red Cosmos
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Full sized oval stamp set – Red Cosmos
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Versafine Onyx black ink

Ranger clear fine embossing powder

WOW Heat tool
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Cutter Bee Scissors

Pretty Pink Posh 6mm clear droplets
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear droplets

Gina K foam tape

EK tools Powder applicator

Nuvo deluxe adhesive

Jewel picker

Spellbinders Tool in one
Craft knife
Metal ruler
Simon says stamp thoughtful messages
Stampendous Big Words Happy Stamp
Distress Inks: Squeezed lemonade, Salty ocean, Picked raspberry, Wilted violet, Cracked pistachio


All the products used in my videos are purchased on my own for my own use.  I however am affiliated with several companies and show the links to these for your own convenience at no cost to you.  I do make a small commission when you shop using those links.  I do not work for any companies for money, and am not paid to make my videos.  I try really hard to bring you quality videos based on my own personal experience. I choose to make these videos as I would like to pass on my knowledge of about 20 years of crafting and card making and feel we can all learn from each other.  Thank you for watching my videos. 


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