Laura Rumble – Garden Mandala

Hello Crafty Friends!  Laura here with a 12×12 using the Garden Mandala cut file.  You can download the cut file here or purchase it as a pre cut here.

I have cut the file three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock.  I have stack the three white cuts one on top of the other adhering them together with matte medium.  This gives a thick sturdy die cut that feels almost like chipboard.

I have backed a few sections of the cut file with coloured crdstock.  I then filled these sections using the height of the three tall stack as barriers to contain the glossy accents.  This thick coat of glossy accents dries to give the effect of stained glass. 

I then adhered the black die cut on top which mimics the lead work on a stained glass window.  (It’s best to add this top layer after doing all of the glossy accents work, especially if you are a messy crafter like me!)

I added a small black and white photo and built up a little cluster around it.  I repeated the colours I had used to back the cut file in the cluster to tie the page together.  I kept the embellishing to a minimum because the cut file is doing all the work on this layout!

You can watch the video of how it call came together here.

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