Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thanks to the Mesmerizing Mandala

Hello Crafty Friends,

Thank you for coming back to Carson's Creations to see what is new.
The students head back to school today after being off for two weeks. I sent home some math packets on the last day before break, so I am looking forward to seeing how many students actually completed the work and submit it. I told the teachers I would collect, grade and provide a treat for each of the students. Hoping for a BIG pile. 

More exciting news for us Math and Science nerds...we had a gentleman, Mr. Phil, donate a Celestron Telescope. A couple 5th grade teachers and I met with him and was briefed on how to use it and we have decided to go back to school this Saturday night and put it to use. I am SUPER excited to see the night sky through a new lens. Hoping to see a planet.

Today I am sharing a pair of thank you cards I created using distress oxides, a mandala die cut, and the sentiment thanks.

First, I inked the white cardstock with distress oxides (colors listed below) and then placed a MFT snowy stencil on top. I used a mister to spray some water and then dabbed it dry (which slightly removed some of the ink). I used Blueprints #27 to cut the scalloped rectangular background. 

Once the background was completely dry, I added the white MFT mandala and scattered a few white pearls. The sentiment "thanks" is by Paper Smooches and I cut it with my Cuttlebug. 
Distress Oxide Ink colors:
Worn Lipstick
Abandoned Coral
Wilted Violet
Faded Jeans

I am really enjoying using my new Christmas goodies and I received an e-mail yesterday that another package from MFT is on its way. Now I need the weekend to get here so I have free time to create. The hardest decision will be...what should I use?!?! 

Happy New Year!
Stay Creative,


  1. Love love love these! LOVING the colors!!! Good luck in class today!!!!!!!

  2. They are both so gorgeous!! The backgrounds look amazing!! I love the colors and the pretty mandala!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. These are both just beautiful!! I love the colors!

  4. YOu have picked such lovely colors for your backgrounds. That white mandala pops nicely accented with the pearls. Fab thank yous. Enjoy your telescoping.

  5. Love the colors on both of your beautiful cards! That die is amazing and I love how the snowy stencil made the background turn out!

  6. Gorgeous cards! I love the mandala and the pretty background! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog, they are greatly appreciated!

  7. BBoth cards are gorgeous!! Love the pretty backgrounds!! Have a great day,

  8. Lovely set of cards. he backgrounds are gorgeous and showcase the pretty die beautifully. Love the added pearls.


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