The technique challenge on Splitcoast today was to make a circle medallion using a decorative corner punch. There's a great tutorial here on Becca's blog. When I was looking at the gallery for the challenge, I saw this card by Julsianna and that's when I got this idea. I liked the way she added the different shape pieces through the holes that she had punched. I thought that you could add stamped shapes to the slits and wedge others in between. I was trying all different combinations which reminded me of a kaleidoscope - so I would call this a Kaleidoscope Medallion.
I have to tell you that when I was in high school my grandmother asked me to pick out yarn so she could crochet me an afghan. These were the colors that I chose - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue and Orchid Opulence. I remember that she made a face when I showed her the colors - you know the kind I mean - the kind that implies "are you sure?" When she was done it turned out so pretty that my cousin asked her to make one exactly like it.
The stamp set I used here is Snow Swirled. I punched 3/4" circles and squares that had been stamped with the smallest snowflake stamps from the set. I wrapped silver stretch cording around Shimmery White CS and added that to the Brilliant Blue card base. The medallion is popped up two layers to accommodate the snowflake in the middle which is popped up once.
I'm really liking how this turned out. Let me know what you think.