Hey Everyone! It’s EK and I created two Christmas cards today using a bit of spring flavor. I just adore Mandala’s and was wondering if I could make it Charlene and Isle’s Spring Flower Mandala stencil work for a holiday card. So it turns out, you can.
Step One: Securely lay the Spring Flower Mandala stencil over a piece of trimmed watercolor paper.
Step Two: Spray several coordinating ink colors over the stencil. I used Speckled Egg, Weathered Wood, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Spray. Before lifting the stencil up, take a second piece of trimmed watercolor paper over the extra ink.
Step Three: Carefully life the stencil and let both pieces of watercolor paper dry. You get with this technique both a positive and negative print of the stencil.
Step Four: Die cut both pieces of watercolor paper with one of the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set dies.
Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the watercolor paper to an A2 cardframe.
Step Six: Using both a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, stamp images from both Oh the Joy of Christmas and Christmas Garden with alcohol ink friendly ink.
Step Seven: Color the images with alcohol ink. I used copics.
Step Eight: Fussy cut the images out.
Step Nine: Using both 6mm and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the stamped images onto one of the cards.
Step Ten: Stamp a sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set onto the card using both red and black ink.
Step Eleven: Finish the card using both Pearl Olive and Pearl Rose Craft Drops.
Step Twelve: Repeat steps nine through eleven using the other images and card.
Let us know in the comments below if you think the Spring Flower Mandala worked as a Christmas Card. Until then, happy crafting!