Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart – This morning at Beejui Creations I have had my first attempt at making 3D Mandalas!
Since having my Cricut Maker delivered just over a week ago I’ve been playing around with card, paper & vinyl.
There are lots of lovely mandala effect projects on Facebook & Pinterest and I really like them so I’ve been dying to give them a go.
The A3 craft card used for this project was from B&M. (I had to use a purple coloured card from a pack from amazon due to no purple in this pack!)
First attempt I cut the top off the hearts …. well I didn’t the machine did! NOTE: A4 size card does not fit the biggest heart on lol
Second attempt I accidentally ripped the top intricate detailed heart but managed to glue it on so you can only tell if you look close enough.
Hooray for glue sticks! They are now my best friend ever!
To make this Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart project you will need:
- Cricut Maker – Shop Cricut
- Cricut Design Space – Cricut Design Space™
- Mandala Heart SVG (link below to this lovely file)
- 6 different colours card A3 or 12”x12” (I went with rainbow colours but you could do an ombré effect with different shades of the same colour)
- Glue stick
- Lots of patience and a steady hand for the top heart lol
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The link for this SVG is from here:
They design some brilliant mandala SVG’s. They also do alphabet, numbers & punctuation mandala designs. I will be definitely having a go at them soon.
For this first attempt I have just glued all the layers straight onto each other. Further down you will see the next project where I used foam pads to give it more depth.
I think I prefer the second colour way, but both look great for the first attempt.
Smaller Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart using Foam Pads
I made the heart smaller on design space by reducing the size to 15cm and cut out the same as the bigger version.
I added foam spacers between the layers this time to give it more depth. It looks a bit more 3 dimensional, I like it!
The very top layer I did in vinyl instead of card stock. The card stock just didn’t want to play ball with it being smaller, it looked really awful. The vinyl was a pain to weed though but it looks so much better.
I attached the heart to light grey card stock with glue dots and framed it within a shadow box. I added a nice caption and made it into this lovely wall hanging.
Grey & Silver Personalised Heart Theme
‘Mum’ Mandala Heart Frame
There are so many different colour options, the possibilities are endless.
Have a go yourselves and post your makes in the comments.
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