Hello, stampers! I had SUCH fun making today’s cards. I am hoping these “kaleidoscope cards” inspire you! There are endless numbers of designs you can come up with this techniques!
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I have done many videos with the Gina K Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK) in the past. (More info below.) These tools are inexpensive and versatile. Today I am showing how you can create mandalas or kaleidoscope-like backgrounds. To see how to do the technique, it is best to watch the video.
My first few cards feature the new-and-oh-so-brilliant Gina K Mandala Maker Stamp Set (SSS | GK). Boy is this fun to use! I created this panel using Gina K Inks (SSS | GK) and the Gina K Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK). The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Vacation Time Stamp Set.
Here is another example. On each card, I also added Lucy’s Cards Iridescent Jewels.
Lila picked out that colors on this next one. I think she did a good job…
My above cards are square, but you can also do the technique on a rectangle piece even though the templates are square. The sentiment on this one is from the Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes Stamp Set.
The Gina K Mandala Maker Stamp Set (SSS | GK) can also be used to create subtle backgrounds with a center focal point. Here, I added a pear from the Gina K Fruit of the Season Kit, and a sentiment from the Gina K Men of Faith Stamp Set (SSS | GK).
My next example shows how you can use the Gina K Mandala Maker Stamp Set (SSS | GK) and Gina K Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK) to create a fun Spirograph look! The greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes Stamp Set.
Word stamps also work well for this “kaleidoscope” technique. I used words from the Gina K Men of Faith Stamp Set (SSS | GK) along with a stacked Birch Press Love and You Sugar Script die cut sentiment covered with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens and Tonic Crystal Glaze.
You can also use pretty much any shape stamp for creating a kaleidoscope background. Here, I used snowflakes from the new Gina K Fruit of the Season Kit. I made sure the images overlapped to create a more continuous pattern.
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