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You Mandala My Day

Hi Everyone!

It's Jenny here, and I'm so excited to be guest designing on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog again!  Today I have a clean and simple card that uses a couple of fun but impactful techniques.

I die cut the My Favorite Things Magical Mandala Dienamics from 100lb cardstock three times and adhered them together using spray adhesive (I used Krylon).  Have fun popping out all the little pieces! ;)  I covered the die cut stacked mandala in Versamark clear embossing ink on the top side and added a layer of embossing powder.  The embossing powder I used here is a copper green and gold mix, but you can literally use any type of embossing powder for this look and BRI carries lots!  (I'm very excited about getting the Brutus Monroe Pink Champagne right now!)

I added Versamark over the cooled embossing powder and added another layer.  I kept it at two layers only to avoid losing the detail in the mandala. If you are using fine EP, you may want to add another layer or two to get the true color of the powder.

I set the mandala aside, and then worked on my card panel. I trimmed some Canson XL coldpress watercolor paper down to A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) .  I then used Distress Oxides in Lucky Clover (centre) and Twisted Citron, blending a circle slightly larger than the mandala over the centre of the panel with a mini ink blending tool, staying darker in the centre.  I flicked on some gold Finetec paint with a small paintbrush.  When dry I adhered it to a white card base.

To finish, I adhered the mandala with liquid glue (Art Glitter Glue) onto the card.  The sentiment was adhered with foam tape.  It is from the Pinkfresh Studio Bird with Flowers stampset, which has some awesome sentiments in it.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock.

And that's it !  I hope you like it - I'm always looking for ways to showcase all the colors of EP you can get and I love this method, especially great for fancy dies like this one!

Have a wonderful day all!

Jenny x


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