Woman Sitting in a Lotus Flower Mandala – Cricut Maker

purple, blue and silver image of a woman sitting in a mandala lotus flower

Love the colours on this one!

I purchased the SVG for this from DesignBundles.net. It was in a bundle of 10 different designs. Here is the link:

https://designbundles.net/svg-story/575512-3d-mandala-svg-bundle-papercut-svg-zentangle#gtmList=30&gtmPos=1

I always customise my projects before going ahead and making them. I like to play around with the colours and layers to see what it will look like before I commit lol. As you can see below I changed the colours for each layer in customiser to match what colour card I wanted to use. It helps to try and find a colour in design space as close as a match to the colour card stock you are using.

Once you turn each layer into the colour you want you will see that all your mats will be colour coded for easy reference when making your project.

On design space my mats loaded up like this:

Settings and Materials I used for this project:

Mat 1

  • Materials: Self adhesive vinyl and transfer tape – First Edition Adhesive Gloss Vinyl | 12 Colours | 52 inc 4 Transfer Tape Sheets from Amazon
  • Colour: Light purple (this I set to white because I didn’t want to confuse my machine with the light purple card on mat 5)
  • Mat: Blue LightGrip
  • Cricut material setting: Premium vinyl setting
  • Average Cut time – 12 mins
  • Average Weeding time – 16 mins

Mat 2

  • Materials: 250gsm Card stock from B&M Hobby World A4 Card 20pk – Silver
  • Colour: Silver
  • Mat: Green StandardGrip
  • Cricut material setting: Heavy Card stock – 270gsm (it struggled to cut all the way through on this setting, I may try adding more pressure next time)
  • Average Cut time – less than a minute

Mat 3

Mat 4

Mat 5

NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE HEAD PART TO ALL LAYERS EXCEPT THE SILVER LAYER

I nearly lost her head and my own after realising I’d threw her head away with the scrap!

purple, blue and silver image of a woman sitting in a mandala lotus flower

Assemble

I used a glue stick to layer all the pieces together, except the top vinyl layer. NOTE: I am off to purchase a glue pen and mounting spray because those glue sticks are messy lol!

Bottom layer – Silver card stock

2nd layer – Light purple card stock

3rd layer – Dark purple card stock

4th layer – Dark blue card stock

5th layer – Light purple self adhesive vinyl

purple, blue and silver image of a woman sitting in a mandala lotus flower

This project took me approximately a hour to create start to finish.

Have fun creating your own and try different colours. I would love to see your different designs, so please post your creations in the comments below.

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