Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the star mandala SVG File. The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.
Cut the outline from black cardstock. Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin. This makes the star mandala a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.
Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.
Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. I used a variety of patterned, glitter and solid paper. Try to select papers in the same color family. Just fill them in however you want.
Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.
Start placing the various pieces on the star mandala with the tweezers.
DO NOT TOUCH THE STICKY SHEET WITH YOUR FINGERS
When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure. Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard. Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.
Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.
Use the mandala as you like. I plan to use this on a card for Christmas. I will post it when I get it perfected.