Yes! I have made some beautiful cards, tags, envelopes with Mandala. I always get lot of questions as to where I use the mandalas that I draw on paper? Basically they can be framed and used for home decor as well as meditative purpose. This time I thought why not make some things which can be beautiful gifts in an useful way for someone who love mandalas.
So lets get started! It’s a long post as I have made 4 cards, 2 envelopes, 2 tags and one 12×12 mandala. There are total 9 projects!!
I have made 4 beautiful and delicate cards using mandalas with Little Birdie’s amazing Pearl Drops.
The first card is with a whole Mandala . I have taken 6×12″ heavy weight card stock and scored it in center to make a 6×6″ card. Then I used Aquarelle paper pack from the store and cut it in size 5.75 x 5.75 . Stuck it in the center which will leave a crisp white border of white card stock around the blue paper which I chose. I absolutely loved this blue for my mandala as its a cool color and it gives me sense of peace when I see it.
I then measured the center point of the blue paper and with the help of a compass, pencil, and scale, I started building my mandala. This is how it looks. I drew the mandala in such a style which allows me to add additional touches with black Pearl Drops leaving enough space around the mandala which will show the beauty of the paper with a chevron print.
My second card measured the same. the only difference is I have drawn a half mandala at the right hand side. There is enough space at the left to add any sentiment according to the theme and event… Again My design is formed in such a way that I can fill the spaces with dots.
My third card is a gate fold card. Here I took 6×12′ card stock, scored it at 3 and 9 inch and folded on score lines to form a card which has a front opening. The paper was cut to 5 3/4th x 2 3/4th (2 pieces). So here I drew a mandala on both sides which looks whole otherwise.
My fourth card is my favorite. Measurements are the same as the first card. I kept it simple as I had already thought of adding a sentiment in the center. I drew a half mandala on top and half on the bottom leaving an inch of space between the both. I added a strip of card stock with the sentiment thinking of you. I absolutely love this gorgeous and delicate design where the Pearl Drop dots are prominent and make this minimal design mandala complete.
Now We ca go onto envelopes.
I made 2 delicate beautiful envelopes again using a mandala design. These measure 4×7″. So my pattern paper was cut at 3 3/4th x 6 3/4th. I used the plain blue sheets for these. I simply pasted the pattern paper on the white envelope which I made again leaving a thin white border for the enhanced look. I made a full mandala in the center leaving the space at both the sides which shows again my pattern paper. This is how it looks.
My second envelope measurements are same as the first. Here I drew a beautiful semi circle mandala design with leaves. Again keeping it simple, so the dots complete the pattern. I love these envelopes and I don’t think I will ever give these to anyone.
Now lets go on to tags… I made a couple of huge tags . They measure 3.5 x 7″. In this I did mandala design only at the corner keeping the whole tag plain. You can fill up the space by adding a sentiment or stenciling or even stamping. I have kept it simple as I didn’t want the focus to shift away from my mandala. Here, only outlines are done with a pen. I completed the whole design filling up with dots made with Pearl Drops.
The design for the second tag is interesting. I just drew semi circle fan design and filled it up with scrolls. Enhanced the whole look with small to large dots which makes the design look 3D. I absolutely loved this design and I will try and use them in my full page mandalas too. I used black card stock instead of a white for this tag. Measurements are the same as above.
Last but not the least…. How can I not try these pearl dots on my full page mandala. My hands were itching to try the mandala with dots but at the same time with a very intricate design too. Like I usually do! The shading on the paper makes my mandala look absolutely gorgeous. A very intricate design with the dots playing their special part in this one!
Sharing few close ups…
First of all let me thank you yo all of you for not only stopping by but also sticking with me throughout this long post. I absolutely enjoy making mandalas as they give me peace. Ii go into a trance while creating these mandalas.. It’s like meditation to me. So I thought why not give the look a different use altogether. Plus keeping the designs simple and doable so you all can attempt it without any apprehension. Usually I create my mandalas on plain black, white or grey paper but using these fabulous papers from Itsy Bitsy’s home brand Little Birdie gave me an idea about how these art works would look on pattern papers.
Thanks a million
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