Catherine Pooler Techniques

Kaleidoscope Backgrounds

Kaleidoscope Backgrounds can really make for very interesting card designs and today I have to very different designs to share with you using the same background stamp.

First up is the more artsy of the two cards. I stamped the background in Midnight ink (its permanent so once dry, you can watercolor) and watercolored various areas. One dry, I smooshed the panel into a bit of watered down white gesso for that artsy look. At least, that is what I was going for. The sentiment from the Focus on the Good stamp set and white heat embossed. What do you think? Artsy?


The next one is more clean and simple.  I masked off the bottom portion of a white card base and stamped the Kaleidoscope Background with Mint to Be Ink. I purposely chose a light color ink for the background because I knew I was going to stamp right over the top with some flowers from the Wonderful Wildflowers stamp set. That stamp set is a layering stamp set, but I didn’t use all the layers on the flowers.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Note of Thanks stamp set in Midnight Ink and adhered the panel to a black card base.

Same background but two very different cards, right????

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  1. lLOIS JOHN says:

    Love that kaleidoscope background. Beautiful cards, especially the coloured one!

  2. Tara Prince says:

    Very cool backgrounds!

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