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Technique Spotlight: Eclipse

Updated: May 18, 2022

Have you noticed that Fridays have started to turn into technique post days? It's been fun to share techniques that I have used in my technique classes in the past. I get to refresh them with new products and different looks, and I love that. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!

The eclipse technique is often done using a stamped image...

Stamp a piece of white or vanilla card stock, covering the card stock with stamped images in desired color or colors. Use a punch or die to cut images out of the stamped piece. Layer the stamped piece onto a colored piece of card stock and adhere the punched out images back into place with Stampin' Dimensionals.

When I made this card, I did the same thing but without stamping the piece that is eclipsed. Instead of the white or vanilla card stock, I used a piece of Designer Series Paper, cut out the tree from Nature's Roots, layered the piece onto Old Olive card stock, then replaced the tree into its place using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Notice that this card is also a simple fun fold - just cut an inch and a half off the front of the card.

Cutting instructions for this card is as follows:

-Very Vanilla Thick Card stock: 4 1/4" x 9 1/2", scored at 5 1/2"

-Old Olive card stock: 3" x 4"

-In Good Taste Designer Series Paper: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

For a complete tutorial on how to make this eclipse card, check this out this video. Don't forget to notice the special way I cut the "sending prayers" label. I was able to shorten the Classic Label Punch to more closely fit the words, and I think it looks pretty sharp.

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