Thank You, Mandala Card

February 4, 2019 — 7 Comments

Whale hallooo. Hope you are keeping well?

I am. Feeling quite grateful too. Too many thank you’s to say for this rosy glow so please allow me to convey it to everyone at once through the medium of slapping ink about on a card.

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Here is the completed card.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (11)Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (11)

S’nice, innit?

Anyhoo, there were a couple of new additions to the craft room for this one.

First was the Ancient Mandala clear stamp design by Woodware.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (1)

It’s just under A6 in size and I thought that it would make a nice card front.

The second was a Thank You mini stamp and die set from Crafters Companion. A bargain at only £1.99 from their sale section.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (13)

I can see this being a useful one on other projects too.

Ok, onto the card.

I began by stamping out the Ancient Mandala with black archival ink.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (2)

I then used four distress ink pads, cracked pistachio, picked raspberry, mustard seed and wilted violet, along my trusty shaving brushes, to smoosh some colour onto the design before trimming it down.

I wanted to highlight the dots on the mandala spokes and so chose to use Crackle Accents to create blobs. I was a tad worried that this wouldn’t work however they came out really well.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (3)

Having layered this onto a mat of black cardstock I then used thin foam tape to stick it to the front of the A6 greeting card blank.

The same distress inkpads were then used to smoosh some colour onto a blank piece of white card onto which I stamped the thank you sentiment.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (6)

On top of this, I temporarily taped the matching die and shoved it through the die cutting machine.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (7)

I also cut the same shape in some blank white cardstock and layered the stamped version on top with a slight offset.

Finally, I tore a strip of vellum and used vellum adhesive to stick this to the card and then added the sentiment on top.

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (9)

That was it done!

Quick, easy and colourful!

Magical Mandala Hand Stamped Greeting Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (8)

Quite chuffed with this one. What do you think?

Something you would make? Would you change the colours?

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

In the meantime, many thanks for stopping by. It’s always good to have your company.

I’ll be back soon with more creative ‘stuff’.

Bye for now.

J :)

7 responses to Thank You, Mandala Card

  1. 

    Love it John, you come up with great cards. I also love the colours..

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  2. 

    Very nice! I love the torn edges and the colors are FAB!

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  3. 

    Ooooh a lovely splodge of colour now the sun is out n the arctic conditions, that my side of street was determined to hang onto, are shifting. Brrrrrr street is on a slope so there was running water on uneven ice! Yikes! Still had to get the dog out : )
    Cheers

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  4. 

    A very good monday to you John. It starts great with this awesome card you made. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. 

    Love everything about it, John and the sentiment, of course, xx Hazel

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 

    Love it. The colours are great and I love the effect of the way you’ve used the inks on the main pic and the background.

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