Friday, 29 June 2018

DT Inspiration ....... Mehndi Mandala

Happy Friday folks,

It's Linda here.  I hope everyone's had a great week, and that you've had time to enjoy some of this amazing weather we've been having ...... it's been so HOT!!! 

I've got a little bit of inspiration for you today using the gorgeous, brand new, Mehndi Mandala stencil.  I love this stencil .... can you tell!


One of my favourite 'go to' combinations is white embossing onto Kraft cardstock. 
When I'm having trouble deciding on a colour combo I have two fail safes .... black and white with a hint of a colour, always a classic, and white on Kraft ..... works every time!

Using the stencil I applied white ink through the design onto the Kraft card, and then sprinkled white embossing powder over the top and heat set.


With my stencils, I like to build up the ink slowly ..... less is definitely more.  It's always easier to add more ink, than it is too take it away.   Also, this way if you only use a little ink, it won't bleed underneath your stencil, and spoil your finished design.

You can see I repeated the design over the whole piece of Kraft card, taking the mandala off the edge to give a more random look.


My sentiment was stamped using a black ink, onto a strip of vellum and heat embossed with a clear powder.  I then wrapped it around the Kraft card securing it on the back so that the adhesive would be hidden.


A few sequins add a touch of sparkle, along with some random dots of glitter glue here and there for the finishing touch.
I love how the vellum gives a softer, more delicate look to the Kraft card and the stenciling behind but it doesn't hide any of the design.

I used the stencil on the inside of the card too .....


using a neutral coloured ink this time, to co-ordinate with the Kraft card .......


I hope you like it. 

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day, and have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time ....

5 comments:

  1. Love the white on kraft Linda, v classy! :)

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  2. The white on kraft looks lovely. Hugz

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  3. Beautiful way to use this lovely stencil Linda. LOVE the look of the white on kraft. Thanks for the tip about building up the white ink slowly before embossing.

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  4. I've never thought of using white ink! Great idea, especially on craft card. TFS xx

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