Thursday, November 28, 2019

Butterfly in Red Mandala Circle Card

Hi everyone! :o)

My 2nd post today. If you missed the first one just scroll down or follow a direct link here. :o)

My second project today is this Butterfly in Red Mandala Circle Card. I made this card for my mom who's birthday was a week ago. :o)


To make this card I CASEd a card I made for my mom's birthday last year (here). I went with same design and used same products, just went with different color scheme and only one butterfly on this card.

I used a GORGEOUS Create a Smile 'Mandala' cling stamp and Sizzix butterfly thinlits die.

How I made this card...

heat embossed the Mandala in white on a watercolor paper. I colored the Mandala in watercolor technique using two Distress Inks, Spun Sugar and Festive Berries, and a lot of water. When I was satisfied with color, I dried the paper and cut the Mandala into a circle shape.

I cut another same size circle from a white cardstock paper and two larger circles. I glued two larger circles together on top and created a circle shaped card base.

Then I die cut the butterfly in the watercolored circle panel and four 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:
    • Spun Sugar
    • Festive Berries
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • 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, the texture and dimension I achieved by stacking butterflies. My mom also loved it. :o) 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 #179 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge, November 2019, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I'll be posting two more times. Next post is up at 6 PM, CET (UTC +1). Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Wonderful mandala card!! I can see so well the butterfly in your video! Great combo of techniques!

  2. Lovely mandala. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

  3. So very pretty..
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Addicted to Stamps..

    Luv CHRISSYxx



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