The eclipse technique is very hot right now in papercrafting! Don’t believe me? Check out the Google results right here.
I decided to try my hand at it last weekend and was really pleased with the results. Using my Large Letter framelits and the Seaside Shore stamp set, as well as some retired Designer Series Paper, I created this beautiful piece.
The key to eclipse technique is to include a contrasting colour of cardstock behind the one you are punching your shapes from. This will create a shadow effect. If you look closely, you’ll see that while the letters are ‘bumped up’ using a dimensional, the inner pieces – the half-circles of the B and the triangle of the A – are attached with adhesive tape, meaning they are ‘behind’ the letters.
This piece will be perfect for Island-ish, a charming local boutique where staff and customers love all things beach-related! Island-ish stocks Inkyfingers cards and papercraft products, and I bet they will love this addition!