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Laura Rumble – Garden Mandala

Hello Crafty Friends!  Laura here with a 12×12 using the Garden Mandala cut file.  You can download the cut file here or purchase it as a pre cut here.

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I have cut the file three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock.  I have stack the three white cuts one on top of the other adhering them together with matte medium.  This gives a thick sturdy die cut that feels almost like chipboard.

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I have backed a few sections of the cut file with coloured crdstock.  I then filled these sections using the height of the three tall stack as barriers to contain the glossy accents.  This thick coat of glossy accents dries to give the effect of stained glass. 

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I then adhered the black die cut on top which mimics the lead work on a stained glass window.  (It’s best to add this top layer after doing all of the glossy accents work, especially if you are a messy crafter like me!)

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I added a small black and white photo and built up a little cluster around it.  I repeated the colours I had used to back the cut file in the cluster to tie the page together.  I kept the embellishing to a minimum because the cut file is doing all the work on this layout!

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You can watch the video of how it call came together here.

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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx

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