Inkyfingers Papercrafting

Eclipse Technique

Posted on: January 25, 2018

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!

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2 Responses to "Eclipse Technique"

[…] talked about the Eclipse technique here before, but I just learned a really helpful tip that I think makes this technique even easier to do well! […]

[…] home decor items, so I wanted to start with one of the most basic items: a framed piece. I’ve created a few framed pieces before and for someone who is just branching out from cardmaking or scrapbooking, […]

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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