Another great mandala project. This was a really fun project, I really enjoyed making this.
To make this project I used:
* Cricut Maker
* Cricut design space
* Mandala Letter SVG (link below)
This free SVG is again from the same designer as the heart mandala I did earlier.
* 5 different coloured card/paper.
I used all 5 colours from the A4 Premium Card Pack – Purple Shades from hobbycraft, they have loads of lovely colours in this range. Link to the card I used: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/purple-premium-card-a4-50-pack/626609-1011 (I am not affiliated with hobbycraft, I just love their stuff lol)
* Adhesive Spray
I used adhesive spray for this project. All layers except the very top one I have used the adhesive spray on. This gives a flat kind of look to the project, if you want a more 3D look use foam pads in between the layers (NOTE: Open the window and cover your workspace, this spray smells really strong and even though I had a A3 pad covering my workspace it still got everywhere lol). The adhesive spray that I used is not showing online but I bought from Hobbycraft and it was called ‘Permanent Adhesive Spray 200ml’
* Self Adhesive Vinyl for very top layer
I used the light purple out of this pack from Amazon : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WGVPC1L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I find that the very top layer has very small intricate cuts and the foam pads/glue is hard work to get it to adhere. So you can either cut out of card and spray glue the top layer on to the layer below or use self adhesive vinyl.
* Blue Light Grip Cricut Mat
I used the blue light grip mat for all the layers.
* Cricut settings
I made the SVG smaller to fit the paper I had – 20cm wide x 18.5cm length.
Material setting for the self adhesive vinyl – PREMIUM VINYL
Material setting for the other layers – LIGHT CARDSTOCK – 60lb (163gsm)
NOTE: there may be better settings but these are the ones that worked for me.
Here is the link for this gorgeous mandala letter SVG file: