Eclipse cards have been all the rage recently – and for good reason. They are gorgeous! These cards feature and gorgeous printed paper and large dies (mostly commonly the Large Letter Framelits Dies, which are amazing). I’ll explain how the cards work after I share this card that I made with my local stamp club. Here’s my card:
- Eclipse Technique. How fun is this technique?! There are so many ways to make this technique shine – this is just one of them. Here’s a quick-and-dirty explanation of how this technique works:
- Start with a piece of printed paper. You can use a Designer Series Paper (that’s already printed for you) or you can create your own pattern with stamps and ink. I used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. The thicker the paper, the better – you’ll see why in a moment.
- Line up the letters you want to spell on the cardstock and roll them through the Big Shot. I’m not pressuring you, but clean cutting plates and a Magnetic Platform will make things so much easier for you. You’re welcome.
- Glue the card panel to another piece of paper or to the base of your card to create a different color behind the cutout letters.
- Carefully remove the paper from the dies (and keep the “inside” pieces like the center of the “O” above).
- Apply Foam Adhesive Strips to the back of the letters you want to pop up. These are long, slender strips that were introduced in this year’s Annual Catalog (page 203) that are perfect for shaker and spinner cards – and Eclipse cards. 🙂 Sure…you could use the “leftovers” from your Stampin’ Dimensionals, but these are so much easier to work with and give your project great lift.
- Add the letters back to the card front (glue down the centers of letters like “O” and “A” to give continuity of the letters.
- Embellish and adorn your card.
- Smile – because you made that!
- Year of Cheer. Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is a perfect choice for this fun technique. Not only is the paper GORGEOUS, but the pages are thick (which is perfect for this technique). You also get 3 each of 4 gorgeous, metallic designs in this pack of papers – take a look: Here’s a closeup of the card I made to showcase how gorgeous and shiny this snowflake print is:
- Christmas Colors. I adore non-traditional colors at Christmas. Blues have become SO popular that I almost consider them traditional colors now. Still, I love them. This combination of Soft Sky and (a touch of ) Night of Navy really looks great together – the addition of gold really makes it special. If you like this combination of colors, too, please save this:
Papers: Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil, Soft Sky, Night of Navy Accessories: Large Letters Framelits Dies, Foam Adhesive Strips, Magnetic Platform
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One-for-One Card Swap. The cards are pouring in for my 2017 Holiday One-for-One Swap. I love opening up the mailbox each day to see what you’ve created – but the deadline is soon approaching, so please get your card in the mail to me soon. For information about the swap and how you can participate, please click here or on the picture below:
Designer Series Paper Sale. Who doesn’t love a Buy 3, Get 1 free promotion? You don’t want to miss Stampin’ Up!’s sale – going on until the end of October! What fun! Click this banner to see all the papers that are a part of this special: