Sharing your heart with someone takes a lot of trust and love. Why not make this 3D Layered Mandala Heart with free SVG for Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day? Whomever you give it to will certainly appreciate your handmade hearts!
They look so pretty in frames too! Anyone that knows me, knows I try to use all my materials so this is a really good example of that! I created the layered heart and used the leftover pieces to make another 3d heart! Which one do you like the best?
I also like to reuse my designs in different ways. So I used the black background and the lacey heart and cut it on HTV and put it on a tote bag! What do you think you would make with the pieces of the SVG?
Here is the video on how to cut it in Design Space and then assemble both hearts.
- Foam Double Sided Stickers
- Shadow Box or Frames
- Cricut Maker
- 65 to 80 lb Cardstock in varying colors
- Weeding Tool for HTV
- Glue Stick
- Circut Iron On Vinyl
- Cricut Easy Press
- Cricut Brayer
- Cricut Scraper
- Micro Pop Dot Adhesives
Instructions for 3D Layered Mandala Heart with Free SVG for Galentine’s Day
Get the Free SVG first.
Upload the image, go to browse, find it on your computer. Bring in the SVG. Double click on it, and it brings it in.
You can tag it so you can find it later and save. Once it’s uploaded, go ahead and click it. The green box comes around it.
You’ll also see it down here in the little bar area and insert the image.
You can resize it at this point by dragging the bottom right hand corner. I did resize mine to fit on an 8.5 by 11.
Everything is already grouped. If you decide you don’t want to cut anything, you can ungroup it by clicking the button up in the right corner.
This opens up all the layers on the right so that you can see what you’re cutting and you can de-select one of them by clicking on the little eyeball and that makes it hidden and then it won’t show up on your mat .
Then you’ll go to make it.
I do want to point out too, that this would be really pretty, done on a t-shirt as well. So you could just select this one section and do HTV and, iron it on a t-shirt would be really pretty. you could layer it also with, one of the other hearts on top of it or behind it. that’s about it. I do have two of the black ones to cut out. They’re exactly the same. And that’s just to give it more of the 3d look, and then I’ll go ahead and continue. It’s going to find my maker, make sure your machine’s turned on.
Then it’s going to give you a selection of the materials. If you don’t have yours already saved to favorites, just go ahead and browse and then search here for cardstock.
Or you can drop down the categories and select cardstock the little star on the right so it will show up on the front page. Select the medium cardstock. Use the default pressure, the intricate heart will cut out just fine. I cut it out with these exact same settings and I didn’t have any problems. Use the fine point blade. Then just go ahead and load your mats and cut away.
Once you get these all cut out, you have a lot of pieces. Save all these extra pieces because I’ll show you something you can do at the end.
First put the foam dots between the two black (back) layers.
Next attach the first pink layer to the black ones with foam dots.
Then attach the lacey heart with the foam dots on the thicker white parts. Always put some in the middle so your hearts don’t cave in.
This part is a little tricky. If you don’t want to use the teeny tiny micro dots, then just glue the thin white layer to the Pink layer and attach to the lacey layer. Otherwise, attach the pink layer to the lacey one and then use the micro dots on the thin white layer and place on top of the pink.
I used an Exacto knife to apply the micro dots. You can also use tweezers.
Using scraps to make another 3d heart project
Take the pink left over sheet and glue it behind the black. Arrange it so that you can’t see the pink.
Then cut the pink layer so you won’t see it behind the black.
Then use the small pieces that you have and just rearrange things around. T here’s different ways you could make it. You just don’t want to go over the edge because if you frame it, you don’t want your heart to be cut off on the side.
It just takes a little finessing to get it exactly where you want it. Once you have it all together, then you can, use the dots to make it 3d, or you can just glue it down.
There you have it, the final steps of putting it all together. Now you have two projects that you can give away for Galentine’s day or Valentine’s day.
Check out these other Heart Projects I think you will love to make as well: