Friday, June 2, 2017

CAS on Sunday #109

Hello Everyone!  Today I have a card for the CAS on Sunday Challenge which is to use a repetition image for our card.  For my card, I stamped the Concord & 9th Many Mandalas Stamps onto Stamper's Select White Cardstock using Versamark and heat set them with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder. This is a 6 x 8 Stamp Set.  The detail on these stamps is incredible and they emboss really well.  Because I wanted every other layer to be a different color and kind of look like a fancy cake, I die cut each layer individually using the Many Mandalas Dies. You can also buy the Many Mandalas Bundle which saves you $5.00.  Once the die cutting was finished, I added color using Stencil Brushes with Papertrey Ink's Berry Sorbet and Raspberry Fizz Inks.  I was going for more of a Hibiscus Burst Color but stencil brushes make the color so soft and sheer that I knew to use the Darker Raspberry Fizz Ink.

I was a little worried when I started this card that the detail of the stamp set would get lost in the heat embossing but that couldn't be farther from the truth. You know me - I love my heat embossing and this image keeps it's gorgeous detail!  I also really appreciate that I could cut one large medallion or each layer separately depending on my needs.  This set is incredibly well thought out! You can also stamp everything on a single layer as there is an alignment sheet/guide included with the set to help you line everything up correctly for each of the layers. I used my original sized MISTI which let me stamp all 4 layers at once. There's also a Video at their YouTube Channel.  You stamp the smallest and third largest stamps at the same time and then the 2nd and 4th layers, or one at a time or in the opposite order, depending on what you are comfortable with.

After that, I stacked the layers up and adhered them, then ran them through an embossing sandwich just to keep the element nice and flat. Then I cut a circle of fun foam smaller than the largest mandala and mounted the stacked mandalas on top of that. The banner sentiment strip is mounted on Thin 3D Foam Squares.

For the small center mandala, there is no stamp but a die is included in the set and I die cut it from Gold Foil Cardstock. I set a small Swarovski Crystal in the center of the little gold mandala using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  

I cut a stitched rectangle panel from Hibiscus Burst Cardstock using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.  I attached everything to a card base made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock.  If you want the dimension, you could attach each layer with Foam Tape but for a clean and simple challenge I wanted the single layer of  Mandalas.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my card and I hope you enjoyed my thoughts and commentary on this Many Mandalas Stamp and Die Set from Concord & 9th.


  1. Vicki, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the look of heat embossing also and after looking at your beautiful card, I'm inspired to get out some of my mandala-like stamps and have some fun. Your gold and pink color scheme is lovely and the black sentiment banner is just the right touch.

  2. Wow such a gorgeous card love it. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on Sunday.


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