Birthday Circle

Products Used:

  • Memory Box Birthday Circle
  • Zippy Laser Design “Mandala 1”
  • Avery Elle Sentiments
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean

I used the Mandala 1 laser cut as a stencil here. However, the laser is really only a piece of paper and in order to not damage it whilst inking, I used a non-permanent spray adhesive (spray the back of the mandala in a cardboard box) to hold it in place on my cardstock panel.

After ensuring all the delicate pieces are secured, start with Squeezed Lemonade in the centre and a foam blending tool. Apply the ink to the central part and gently work your way outwards in a circular motion (go both ways and dab/twist your blending tool to ensure ink gets into all the spots).

Cracked Pistachio is the middle tone of ink, again adding the ink with careful circular motions, gentle twists and dabs. Salty Ocean is the outer layer. Repeat to ensure you haven’t missed any spots.

Gently peel the mandala off (save this for another project here). If any adhesive remains on your cardstock, it will rub off with your finger.

Repeat the inking over the panel, this time with a gentle hand, large circular motions and you end up with the same tones with the blended colour over your card front.

Cut the Birthday circle three times from black cardstock and stack them together. I like to stack my die cuts, as I like the dimension and tidy finish. I stamped a couple of additional sentiments within to complete the message.

Add gems or Nuvo drops to finish.

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