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Eastern Palace Mandala Card and Desk Plant

I love the Eastern Palace Bundle! It makes such BEAUTIFUL cards with the mandalas (medallions). I also wanted to share a cute little card buddy I made, a desk plant! I was going for a succulent vibe, but ended up with green flowers. I still love it so much! It’s the perfect accent to use when photographing my projects.

I participated in the Color Inkspiration Challenge 26 from Facebook for this project. It was a tough one, but I think I did pretty well. I really wanted to make a 3D project for this challenge, but couldn’t decide between that and a card, so I made both! Here are the colors from the challenge:

I really enjoyed these projects, and love how the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon weaves in and out from behind the mandala. It adds a lot of sparkle to this muted card. I also used the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite which add a nice touch.

For my little potted plant, I used a fun technique that I have made time and time again, because paper flowers are fun! Check out my video below to see how the flowers are made. I also wanted to make the pot for my flowers match the card, so I stamped it and adorned it with the same metallic edge ribbon.

Measurements:

Eastern Palace Mandala Card
Tranquil Tide Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Bermuda Bay Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 4″

Desk Plant
Sahara Sand Base: 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Lip: 1″ x 4-1/4″, score lengthwise at 1/2″

Sahara Sand Circles: 1-1/4″ & 1-1/2″
Assorted Scraps in desired colors

Materials:

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