Thursday, July 19, 2018

Pinkfresh Modern Mandala

A fantastic package of Pinkfresh goodies landed on my doorstep this week and this Modern Mandala die was screaming to be used first.

I love it when a product transcends styles and can take myriad forms.  This one is so versatile, it can be bold, elegant, soft and pretty, folk, etc by simply changing up the colors and papers, and there are so many ways to create designs/patterns just in how you use it or fill the spaces.

For this card, I cut the mandala from white cardstock, removed most of the negative pieces, and adhered it to a panel of soft gray cardstock.  

I then cut the die from three different shades of cardstock - teal, maroon, and dark gray, and created a pattern by inlaying select pieces into the die.  This is where the magic happens.  There are so many ways you could choose to fill the die back up - the whole thing, leaving some portions empty, more colors, fewer colors, there are so many possibilities.

Once I was happy with my design, I cut another mandala from white cardstock, this time removing all of the negative pieces and then adhered it on top of the first mandala.  This is an extra step that you could certainly skip, it doesn't change the pattern or design at all, but I really love how it finishes things off and adds some extra texture and dimension.

Since the mandala itself is quite modern and geometric, I wanted a bit of a softer sentiment/font, but something that could hold it's own.  This Thank You is from PTI's Fancy That set (retired) and fits the bill perfectly, I think it really balances the mandala.

That's all for me today.  Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. Hi Miriam!

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  2. This is just amazing, so many possible uses!

  3. Your card is just lovely. It reminds me a bit of a dream catcher. The die just arrived and I'm swooning! Thank you.