Sunday, April 30, 2017

Many Mandalas!

Hello, everyone! It's Lynnea and I'm so thrilled to be back on the blog with another card for you! Today I am using the Many Mandalas stamp set from Concord & 9th. This is one of the sets from their new release...and I am in love! I adore mandalas and this set gives me the freedom to create big and little mandalas with everything in between! And the sentiments are just amazing! Let's see what I've done!

I wanted to take advantage of how large the biggest mandala is, so I decided to build up the whole thing! Since I'm only stamping one mandala, I decided to dress it up a bit! I started by taking a piece of vellum and scoring it twice to create a gatefold overlay. This stamp set is designed to be used with the MISTI, which is such an amazing tool! And it made this stamp set a breeze to line up! I started with the largest mandala and centered it on the vellum overlay and I used Versamark ink and Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I added the second largest mandala and the smallest mandala to the vellum and heat embossed those as well. I love the look of skipping the third mandala layer! It was completely on accident! I stamped the largest mandala first and then the second and smallest mandala together and I fell in love with the look!

It's so hard to capture, but I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to the mandala. Since vellum is a slick surface, I let the glitter sit for a bit and then dabbed the extra away with a cloth.

The inside card is made from heavy kraft cardstock and it was super easy to stamp the mandala so that it would be perfectly lined up with the overlay because I used my MISTI. I just stamped once on the vellum and once on the kraft! This time I used the three largest mandala layers and skipped the smallest mandala and stamped one of the lovely sentiments instead! I wanted the mandala to pop a little bit, so I used my Versamarker and colored in the whole mandala. This made it just a shade darker. I love the effect! I added some Wink of Stella to this mandala, too!

And that's it! This stamp set is so versatile and elegant! I love it! Head over the the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop to pick up this gorgeous stamp set and anything else you need! See you next time!