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!
Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set
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Large Letters Framelits
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I’m so pleased with this beautiful decor piece I created using the Eclipse Technique! Do you create home decor pieces? Share your creations in the comments!
Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set
Fresh Fig Inkpad
Berry Burst Inkpad
Berry Burst Cardstock
Large Letters Framelits Dies
Very Vanilla Cardstock
…and a frame from the Dollar Store!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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!