I’ve 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! I hope you’ll enjoy it too.
We’re doing Eclipse technique at my classes this month, and because Mother’s Day is coming up I thought “Mom” would be a good word to include in the design. One problem, though: how to line up the “M – O – M” when I only have one M framelit?
It turns out this is a super easy problem to solve. Just cut out “M-O-M” (or whatever other letters you need) from scrap cardstock – I used black, to make it very obvious to myself and my crafters that these letters were not actually part of the project. Then line up these letters on your project and make small pencil marks to indicate the edges. Use those marks as guides for your framelit placement. Once the shapes are cut out, erase the pencil marks and assemble your card.
As you can see, I made a couple of different designs to encourage my crafters to make their own decisions about their card. I even made a birthday card in case someone doesn’t need a mother’s day card. Do you think “H B D” is a good abbreviation for “Happy Birthday”?
You could also use “YOU”, “LOVE”, or even the card recipient’s name (providing it is short enough to fit on the card!) What other words could you spell?
Thanks for joining me for this quick tip! I hope it’s helpful to you in your stamping! If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to work with you. Visit my online store or drop me a line to place your order! Be sure to use the current hostess code to get a free gift from me!