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Kaleidoscope Cards

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!

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

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.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another example. On each card, I also added Lucy’s Cards Iridescent Jewels.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Lila picked out that colors on this next one. I think she did a good job…

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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).

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I formed the sentiment with the Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Dies, shimmer vellum, Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens, Tonic Crystal Glaze, and Simon Says Stamp You and Me Stamp Set.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My last card shares a unique background that I created with tree stamps from the Gina K Rustic Autumn Stamp Set (SSS | GK). Such an usual look… and a great way to get more use of any stamp.

Kaleidoscope Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

RELATED VIDEOS

For a few more videos using the Gina K Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK), check out THIS playlist of videos.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Gina K stamps and dies. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Gina K Wreath Builder Templates
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Mandala Maker Stamp Set
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Fruit of the Season Kit
[ GNK ]
Gina K Men of Faith Stamp Set
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Rustic Autum Stamp Set
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp
[ GNK ]
Gina K Elegant Script Stamp
[ GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Vacation Time Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp You and Me Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Concord & 9th Snowflakes Turnabout…
[ SSS | C&9 ]
Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Love Sugar Script Die
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Sugar Script You Die
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS ]
Tonic Crystal Glaze
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Iridescent Jewels
[ SSS ]
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ GNK | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Grafix Vellum Assortment
[ SSS ]
White Craft Foam
[ SSS ]
4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]


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38 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope Cards”

  1. Jennifer, I love mandalas so your cards are a definite “love these”! Just got the wreath builder stencils so I can’t wait to play with some of my stamps to create mandalas. As I watched your video I began planning just which stamps to try first. tfs

  2. Kaleidoscope and spirographs! What great inspiration, especially combined with all those beautiful colors! It’s been a busy week, but I look forward to trying these soon! Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas!

  3. Wow, these are amazing Jennifer! Such wonderful colour. I too loved my Spirograph when I was a child. Yet again, fabulous ideas with fabulous products. I will have a busy weekend I think. Thank you so much Jennifer, I appreciate all the time you take to bring us your clever ideas! Tracey x

  4. I ALMOST managed to have a small Gina K order for this release. But as I was watching her video, I got an email saying yours was live. Ad after seeing what you did with the Mandala Maker, I HAD to go back and add it to my shopping cart! The colors on yours were so vibrant I could start to imagine how I could use them! The nice thing that makes them different than others I’ve used the wreath builder on is that it can be used for ANY season! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  5. I’m going to go broke! That money tree in our back yard isn’t growing fast enough…LOL! These are so amazing! Am in love with your cards, Jennifer!! As always…you have inspired me once again!! You always make it look so easy!

  6. Wow, these cards turned out fantastic, it was fun watching you build these cards up.
    I don’t know how you do it to come up with these great ideas but I like it very much.
    I need to some of these technique…..tfs

  7. Awesome cards, awesome ideas, awesome YOU! I’m 75 and still have a couple kaleidoscopes around. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  8. Your cards used here are stunning , Rina did a wonderful job putting the Mandala set together . I’ll need to write up a new budget after this purchase 🙂 !

    Thanks again for your inspiration !
    Tracy

  9. What a great cards Jennifer, I love the mandala style so much. Your ideas are such a great inspiration for me, this is a great technique for little stamps and awesome backgrounds, thank you so much for this Jennifer.
    Have a nice weekend.

  10. “creative therapy” Yep, it helps with the blues to play w/ colors, paper, stamps, ink, textures and stuff. I just didn’t know why, now I do! Thanks for all your wonderful cards.

  11. Thank you so much! I have a chronic illness that sometimes gets me down and fatigue is a great down-beater but watching your videos inspires me to get my craft on and then I feel so much better!
    I’m going to try and make a plan to get the wreath builder templates – pretty difficult from here in South Africa but i think it’s worth it!

  12. LOVE these ideas! I can see another order for yet more supplies that you show in your videos. My wallet really wishes I stopped watching you, but you are so addictive, I keep watching (and sometimes buying). I, too, loved the Spirograph as a kid, so that idea is a must do for me. Thanks again for some more great ideas 🙂

  13. These are gorgeous cards, I really liked the pink one and the tree so unique. I have got to get me that wreath builder template!!!!!

  14. Great cards Jennifer! So many fun and stunning designs. I was looking forward to creating with my wreath builder set and then realized my mini Misti wouldn’t work with it! Ugh. I wonder if there is another way to use the wreath builder without the larger Misti???!!

  15. These are really pretty! I recently got the wreath builder templates and can’t wait to watch all your videos with them! Such beautiful colors!

  16. Gorgeous, fun & very colourful cards, loving this idea. I used to spend hours playing with the kaleidoscope tubes as a child where you hold them to your eye, look up to the light & twist & turn the end so it swirled millions of tiny bright beads around making pretty kaleidoscopic patterns. Did you have these as well as spira graphs ?

  17. These cards are stunning! I have the wreath builder templates and two of the Gina K’s stamp sets. Now I have to get the Mandala Maker set too. I can’t wait to give these a try!! Thank you so much for the ideas!!

  18. The mandala maker is definitely my favorite new Stamp Set this year. I agree with you that the wreath maker is one of the most innovative. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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