I have been seeing cards with the Eclipse technique everywhere, so I thought I would try and make one myself. I wasn't sure at first if this was going to be difficult or easy to make. I am happy to say that they are very easy to make. You can do so much with this technique and for so many different occasions.
To make this card you will need the following products:
Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
The first thing I did to make this card was stamp three trees from the Sheltering Tree stamp set using the Chocolate Chip ink. I then stamped the leaves of the tree with Crushed Curry ink. The second time I stamped the leaves, they had the colors of Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie. I used sponge daubers and dabbed the three colors in various places on the leaves. I then stamped them on top of the Crushed Curry leaves. I did, however, move the stamp either a little to the left, up or down. You don't want to stamp it right on top of where you stamped them in Crushed Curry.
When you have everything stamped you will want to draw a faint line with a pencil (you can see my line in the above picture as I forgot to erase it, Oops). I put mine at 3/4" from the top of the paper. I lined up the letters from the Large Letter Framelits with the top of them on the line I drew. You want to make sure when you run your paper with the framelits through the big shot that they don't move. You can use post it notes, post it note tape or washi tape to hold the framelits in place if needed.
I have a little tip for you when you are lining up your letters. When I was trying to figure out where to put the letters I realized I only had one "L". Well, that wasn't going to work, so what do I do. I took my "L" and measured it against the other letters and found out that the "E" was the same size. So, I put the F,A, L and E on my card and then right before I ran it through the big shot I took off the "E". I then ran it through a second time with just the "L". Don't throw away the center piece of the letter "A" you will need it.
To make the letters higher than the stamped paper you will want to use the Foam Adhesive Strips. They fit the letters perfectly. The center piece of the "A" is not popped up, it is adhered to the stamped paper.
Here is another picture so you can see it at an angle.
So, what do you think of this technique? I would love to see your creations with this technique!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!
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