Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Magnificent Mandela Die

Hello friends!
How do you work with a large intricate die?
Today's card is about the magnificent Mandala Die Set.
Mandala Die Set
Mandala Die Set

(all inks are listed at the end of the post)

It is a no brainer to use this die as is! However, you know me, I like to add my own twist.
So, I took our a piece of watercolor card stock and sandwiched it between Tan Embossing Mat and die cut plates. I then dry-embossed the die and used it as my coloring paper.

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I want to add textures and color with this die. This method seems to be quite effective! 
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It requires no special skills to color the image.
Totally therapeutic and fun.
miss you

I did spend some time to work with the sentiment by using Washi,  glitter tape and vellum and strings.
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Denise Bryant said...

Pretty effect!Love that awesome die!

Dawn T said...

WOW Virginia. You can do magical things with dies and watercolour. Stunning

Teresa Doyle said...

A great idea Virginia and you seem to be full of them, ideas I mean. So pretty!

Purple Princess said...

Very nice card! I love all the colors!!

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, this is just lovely! I really have to use my dies for embossing - such an easy way to get a different look.

Sue D said...

So soft and pretty--love the colors.

conil said...

I'll say it is effective and so right up my alley. But those colors belong to you...such lovely detail to show them off properly.

Harriet said...

That die would intimidate me; however in your very capable hands and imagination --- you conquered it! wonderful colors.

Linda BL said...

Love the soft colors paired with the black and white washi tape/ vellum. Very lovely card!!