The snow is really falling as I type this post! I LOVE it! Since the gardens are buried in snow, today’s project gives a hope of spring coming.
Today’s project features a technique called Kaleidoscope Squares.
In order to do the Kaleidoscope Squares, it is easier if you have a stamping platform such as the Stamparatus. Why? Because it allows you to make 4 exact copies of the stamped squares needed.
First I cut out a square template to put on the Stamparatus so I knew exactly where to place my die cut square for stamping.
Next I positioned my stamps on the Stamparatus. Open the Stamparatud back up and fill the template with a clean die cut square. Ink up the stamp and close the hinge to stamp the image.
Now you have a stamped image on your square. Do this 3 more times to get 3 more copies. If you are having a hard time picking up the stamped square, use a sticky note to help pull it up without moving your template.
Next I colored my stamped image with Stampin’ Blends Markers.
When you place the squares on your card front or mat (like I did) you will want to make sure that each image is turned a 1/4 turn from the one before it. I started with number 1 and turned number 2 a quarter turn clockwise. The I placed number 3 a quarter turn clockwise from number 2, and so on.
Once I had all of my colored squares glued down to my card front, I decorated it with more die cuts of stamped images and Foam Adhesive Strips. I glued the sentiment on top.
I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the die cut bee and used Wink of Stella to add bling to the flowers and sentiment border.
I was going to make a video for you, but there was a family emergency today so I did not have a chance. However, here is a great tutorial I found on Splitcoast Stampers for you to watch if you need help with the Kaleidoscope Squares.
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