How to Make a Sunflower Mandala Card with IndigoBlu

IndigoBlu have put together a tutorial on how to make a gorgeous sunflower mandala card using their wonderful collection of stamps and paints, which you can find on Hochanda. Show off this fabulous card to all your crafty friends who will be impressed with such an intricate design.

About IndigoBlu

IndigoBlu was founded in 2011 by husband and wife team, Alfie and Kay Halliwell. They found success almost immediately by winning Stamp of the Year in 2012, firmly establishing themselves on the crafting scene. With demand increasing rapidly, it was clear to see that their quintessentially English rubber stamps had quickly become a firm favourite which continued thanks to the FlitterGlu stamping adhesive that can be used with the IndigoBlu pastels and mica powders, gilding flake, glitter and foil.

Materials You Will Need

Indigoblu A6 stamp sets – Sunflower Mandala and Chrysanthemum Paisley

Indigoblu Collector’s Edition No.47 Paisley and No.38 Grungy Little Circles

Indigoblu Translucent PaintsDaffodil, 22 Carrot Gold, Mulberry Bush

White Gesso

Indigoblu Luscious – Bottled Sunshine, Rosy Glow (or alternative colours)

Indigoblu Clear Superfine Embossing Glaze

Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad

Indigoblu Paint Mat 

Watercolour Card, Yellow & Pink Card

Brayer

Step 1:

Cut 3 pieces of watercolour card into 90mm by 65mm.

Place some Daffodil Translucent Paint on your paint mat and add this to your 3 pieces of watercolour card using a Brayer.

Step 2:

Repeat with 22 Carrot Gold and Mulberry Bush. Drying in between layers. As the paints are Translucent you can see the layers building up.

Step 3:

Brayer some Mulberry Bush onto your paint mat. Using the Collectors Edition No.47 Paisley place this into the paint and stamp onto the 3 watercolour card pieces.

Step 4:

Water down some White Gesso onto your paint mat and brush over the pieces to knock back the colour. This will lighten the pieces so the stamped images will stand out.

Step 5:

Take the Bubble stencil and add more detail to your pieces using Daffodil Translucent paint.

Step 6:

Use low tack tape on the back to keep your pieces together whilst stamping. Versafine Clair Nocturne was used to stamp the Sunflower Mandala over the 3 pieces and also in the top and bottom corners.

Step 7:

Whilst the Ink was still wet sprinkle on the Clear Superfine Embossing Glaze and heat emboss.

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Step 8:

Stamp the Collectors Edition No.38 Grungy Little Circles with the Mulberry Bush Translucent Paint randomly over the 3 pieces.

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Step 9:

Use Luscious Bottled Sunshine and Rosy Glow to paint some areas of the Mandala. Also highlight some of the stencilled areas with Bottled Sunshine. Stamp the word Beautiful with Versafine Clair Nocturne as shown.

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Step 10:

Finish the card by matt and layering the 3 pieces onto yellow card measuring 95mm by 205mm. Adhere this to a Pink card blank measuring 100mm by 210mm.

We can’t wait to see your versions of this fantastic card!

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