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LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LAYERED MANDALA WITH CARDSTOCK

All over Facebook craft groups, I’ve seen stunning layered cardstock projects. I was anxious to get in on the fun and try my hand at one too. It was a challenge to design, but I’ve finally completed my first layered mandala. Below you’ll find written step-by-step instructions on how I assembled my project. If you’re interested in a video, be sure to let me know either here in comments, on FB, or email me and I can put one together. Enjoy this layered project. I’d love to see what you do with this one. ❤️

Let’s start with the supplies you’ll need.

MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE LAYERED MANDALA PROJECT

  • Cardstock – I used 7 sheets of Reflections brand (Michael’s Store) 65lb 8.5 in. x11 in. cardstock.
  • Shadowbox Frame – I used a 9 in.x 9in. frame from Michaels.
  • Glue or Foam Adhesive
  • Light Grip Mat (light blue)
  • Cricut Machine – I use a Maker which you can find directly from Cricut or Amazon.

LET’S GET STARTED

After you’ve downloaded the design below you’ll want to upload the design to Cricut Design Space. If you need help learning how to upload, please refer to this post.

Because my shadow box is 9-inch x 9 inches, I decided to make the width of my project 8 inches in design space. You’ll want to size your project based on your paper size and frame (if using one). Tip – the smaller the design, the more challenging to get it off the mat without ripping. I used the Light Cardstock – default pressure setting with the fine point blade to cut the cardstock. If your paper rips, try sharpening your blade by poking it into a piece of balled up aluminum foil a few times. That will sharpen and clean your blade.

There are seven layers to this design. If you’re wanting to simplify it a bit, I would leave out the 2nd, 4th and 6th layers to reduce it down to just 4 layers.

Once the layers that you’d like to use have cut, carefully remove each layer from your mat. I find it easiest to put the paper side face down and slowly bend my mat while peeling the paper toward my desk.

Photo shows 6 of the 7 layers.

I used a regular school glue stick to glue the very top layer to the second layer. All other layers I carefully lined up one by one and used the foam adhesive tabs to create space between them.

Last step is placing the completed layered mandala in a frame or shadow box.

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34 Comments

    1. You’re welcome.

      To create the 3D effect I first created the mandala in Adobe illustrator and then duplicated and offset the path on each subsequent layer.

  1. Thanks so much for this tutorial and the SVG files! I am a beginner but excited to try this pretty mandala.

  2. A good friend directed me to your site – I love the heart that is on your Maker – just wondering where you found the file – it’s so beautiful.. Have a great weekend and stay safe…

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I wish I could remember where I got the heart. It was one of the very first things I did when I got the machine a few years ago.

  3. I love this and your letters. I’ve been looking over it all before I actually do one. Do you have symbols as well? I am wanting to do G & A or G❤️A for my son’s girlfriend

    1. Hi Becky. I do have an ampersand sign that is on the same page as the Capitol letters. I’ve not yet created a heart, but have been thinking about adding one.

      Gjoa

  4. These are beautiful but I can only use dxf files with the basic silhouette software and I cannot figure out how to separate them to print. Can you do a video using silhouette? And can these be made into dxf files?

    1. Hello. I’ve had a few different members of my Facebook group try different ways with the DXF formatted version. Unfortunately, it seems these files are a bit too complicated to well in DXF format. I did attempt to make a video but quickly gave up. You have to select every cut line that belongs to a single layer and create a compound path. If at all possible, I’d recommend upgrading your Silhouette Studio software to the Designer edition. I wish I had a better answer.

      1. I have upgraded to a Designer especially to use this mandala, I can love ad it to my design space and separate the layers but my machine will not cut the project. Any help? I would love to do this one and many more. Thanks

    1. Hi Katie, I use adhesive spray to attach the very top (most intricate) layer to the second layer. I then used the foam tabs between each of the remaining layers.

      Gjoa

  5. LOVE this! Thank you! It was my first layered mandala, I did it in shades of grey. It was my first time, had a few bumps along the way and it has some mistakes but I’m very happy with it.

  6. I just cut out the pumpkin mandala. Do the layers coincide with the cuts? In other words, what I’m asking is which two layers I should glue together?

  7. I am not new to Cricut and would love to use this SVG for a gift for my mom. However, when I extract the file there is nothing extracted, so SVG no PNG, no nothing. Is there a secret I am missing?

    1. Good morning, All of my downloads include at least an SVG file. If you can provide more info, or send a screenshot to my email, I’m happy to help troubleshoot.

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