Leaf Mandala Madness with Erica

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Hi guys!

It's Erica back on the PFS Blog today, with three cards all using the Leaf Mandala stamp from the August release. 

The first two cards are done with Rose Gold embossing powder, one clean and simple and the other rich and sparkly. 

Leaf Mandala

On the clean and simple one I coloured in the leaves with Zig Clean Color markers, in autumnal colours to complement the colour of the embossing powder. 

Leaf Mandala

This one was finished off with a stamp set from Levels Of Friendships in three different Distress Oxide inks to create a gradient look. It's Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Abandoned Coral. 

One last finishing touch were a few sequins from the brand new sequin mix Bourbon Maple Splash

Leaf Mandala

The second card was done with the same Distress Oxide inks, only ink blended this time. Using the Life Changing Blender Brushes I added the colours out to all the edges. 

Leaf Mandala

In order to bring some attention to the leaves, I brought in my Zig Clean Color markers again and used these to add more depth and colour. A final sentiment from Live Happy was stamped over the wreath. I also added some shimmer to it. I did this by splattering some Golden Rose Paper Glaze mixed with water to create a gold water colour. 

Leaf Mandala

The final card is coloured with Copics, and I have also added the pumpkin from A World Of Octobers on it. The background is made up with the Leaf Mandala stamped up about two thirds on the top and the bottom of a card base, then coloured in. I did mean to make them perfectly mirrored but that did not happen. Oh well. 

Leaf Mandala

The pumpkin was also coloured up with Copics, after being stamped up with Black Hybrid ink on a scrap piece of Neenah card stock. 

A World Of Octobers

I also added one of the sentiments from A World Of Octobers on it, and then trimmed it down. This strip I adhered straight to the card and as a last flourish, I added some sequins from the Bourbon Maple Splash sequin mix to balance out the wonkiness of the Leaf Mandalas

Leaf Mandala

That's it from me for today, I hope you enjoyed these cards and found some inspiration here! 

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica 

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  • Anonymous on

    These are gorgeous Erica!!!

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