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.
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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DOWNLOAD THE LAYERED MANDALA SVG HERE:
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