Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Butterflies in Mandala Circle Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you this Butterflies in Mandala Card I made for my mom who's birthday is today. :o)


To make this card, I used a GORGEOUS Create a Smile 'Mandala' cling stamp and Sizzix butterfly thinlits die.

heat embossed in white the Mandala on a white watercolor paper. I colored the Mandala in watercolor technique using two Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean, and a lot of water. When I was satisfied with color, I dried the paper and cut it into a circle shape. I cut another same size circle from a white cardstock paper and two larger circles. I glued together two larger circles to create a card base.

Then I die cut butterflies in the panel and bunch of butterflies from the white cardstock paper.

With all pieces ready, I started assembling my card. First I glued the watercolored panel on the same size white cardstock circle. Then I glued butterflies. I combined die cut inlay and die cut stacking techniques. When I glued all pieces together, I glued the panel on the card base and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: d = 105 mm (4 1/8")

List of supplies:
  • Create a Smile 'Mandala' cling stamp
  • Sizzix butterfly thinlits die 
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercolor paper
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Salty Ocean
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • UHU glue roller
  • UHU liquid glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Xcut self healing cutting mat A4
  • EK Success Circle Cutters
  • Crystal Katana
  • crafting needle
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • paper towels
  • water

I love how my card turned out and the dimension I achieved by stacking butterflies. Here is a short video of my finished card. :o)

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps Challenge, Challenge #168 - Anything Goes with an option Use a Ribbon
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

2) Crafting By DesignsAnything Goes November Edition
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It ChallengeNovember Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

4) Crafty Creations Challenges, Challenge #378 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

5) Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, November 2018
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

6) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, November 2018: Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Wow!! You realized a so unique design for your Mum's card!! (Happy Birthday to her!) :)
    Love how you mixed the inlay with the stacking techniques and the precious water colouring in blue tones! So beautiful!

  2. Wonderful work,
    Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS DT

  3. What a fabulous technique Milka and I love the white and tones of blue - so crisp and pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  4. A wonderful card in lovely colours. A ery nice effect with the technique you used. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  5. Wow what an amazing effect it looks fantastic, thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS I hope that you will join us again
    Lorraine x



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