I always love a good deal, so when I can stretch an image or idea to make 2 cards for 1 I am a very happy bunny. Especially when it’s a larger piece, that I have spent a lot of my time & energy on.
That’s definitely the case with this gorgeous rainbow mandala that I coloured when we were on holiday months ago! I absolutely love the stamp anyway, and I was so happy with how this turned out but I just did not know what to do with it! So I just kept it with my stash of bits & pieces that I have made but haven’t found a forever home for yet.
I auditioned it for quite a few different cards but I just hadn’t found anything that I felt really did it justice.
Then one day last week I suddenly had the inspiration to cut it in half; that would change it up a bit and I had a vague mental image of a design that would use it. Before I could talk myself out of it, I grabbed my paper trimmer and in one slice it was done. Definitely no going back now, and I don’t mind admitting that I had a few moments of a feeling best described as “aaaarrrggghhh! What have I done??!” (Not helped by my 9 year old walking in and saying “aaaarrrggghhh! What have you done??!”)
I chose to pair it with this quote from a Waffle Flower set that I’ve been dying to use since I got it. I thought it matched the bright rainbow colours perfectly and I just love that it describes my addiction to pretty, colourful things.
I wanted to add some bling, so I went with this gold glitter card stock which I just love! A thin black strip to sit over the join and I was feeling really quite happy with this one! (I did decide to add some glossy accents to the black strip after I had assembled them though.)
I guess the moral of my story is that you shouldn’t be afraid to try something a bit drastic if you’re struggling to find any inspiration; you might decide you don’t like it, but on the other hand you might end up with 2 cards for the effort of 1!
Please be aware:
As part of my Design Team and Guest Design work I do often receive free products to use, but I only ever recommend products that I genuinely love.
Also, I know how incredibly lucky I am to have these opportunities, but you don’t always NEED the newest products or the ‘full set’.
So please don’t feel that you need everything.
I like to show a variety of brands and products; this way; this way there will be something for everybody to enjoy.
- Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White
- Wilko’s brand Ink Cartridge refill
- Copic Ciao Markers
- Winsor & Newton Pro/Brushmarkers
- Hair – Y747, o324, 0345
- Belt/Wand Tip/Necklace/Head Band – V735
- Skin – O729, O618
- Wings – CG1, CG2
- Uniball Signo Gel Pen – Silver
- Wink of Stella – GL. Clear 999
- Versamark Watermark ink pad
- WOW! Embossing Powder
- Metallic Silver – Superfine
- Distress Oxide – Peacock Feathers
- Unbranded make up blending brush
- Altenew – Skylight Stencil
- Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonlight
- Ranger Matte Multi Medium glue
- Unbranded double sided adhesive tape
- Anita’s – Silver Mirror Back Gems, various sizes