I have been playing with the Eclipse technique recently. You can see one of them a couple of posts back I made for a colour challenge. This one is a Christmas one using the Christmas Pines stamp set.
The base card is Cherry Cobbler and the card mat is Crumb Cake. The pine leaves are stamped in Garden Green. The Gold Foil bow is cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.
Have you tried the Eclipse Technique yet. SO easy but so effective.
Create the Eclipse Technique.
The Eclipse Technique is cutting the words or shapes directly from a stamped card piece and raising them off the card
1. Stamp your card with your chosen images. You can use a piece of Designer Series paper (patterned paper) too as an alternative.
2. For this card I used the Large Letters Framelits to cut the word out of the white card. You can use any dies though to cut other shapes from the stamped white card or paper mat.
3. Adhere the stamped white card mat or patterned paper piece directly on to your Crumb Cake card mat and then adhere both to the Cherry Cobbler card base.
4. Raise each letter up off the card in its place with Dimensionals.
NB: I have seen on some tutorials that the letters were cut several times from white card. Then the cut letter was stacked up and adhered together and then the stamped letter was adhered on top of that stack. I don’t think that is necessary. Raising up the letter with Dimensionals is quite adequate.
Now you can go and create your own Eclipse card.
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I realised I hadn’t posted these cards yet. They have been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks! Oops! Now you can get to see them. 🙂
I didn’t get this set, Star of Light at first when the Holiday catalogue came out. I wasn’t sure about it and after all I still had the star framelits from the Annual Catalogue. I got to play with this set at our stamping weekend, and well … I kinda liked it. I may have this set now. 😉
This is the first card I made.
The “swirly” star pattern is heat embossed in Copper. The sentiments and small stars are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I cut one of the larger stars in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the smaller one is cut from Copper Foil sheet with the matching Starlight Thinlits. A pearl is added for some glam.
This is quite a simple card really but makes and impact I think.
For the next card the layout is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #217.
The base card is Real Red and the paper is from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack. I heat embossed the “dots’ in gold on white card. There are so many star shapes in this Thinlits pack to give you so many options. (You can see them down below). I cut a large one in Real Red and the more detailed on in Gold Foil. Before I added it to the card front I looped around some Gold thread.
The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold onto vellum. Just be gentle when heat embossing the vellum. 🙂
Here is the set and the Thinlits if you haven’t noticed them yet. What combinations can you make?? Can you see the sentiments in the set too? They are really lovely. With these gorgeous sentiments and the varying shaped Thinlits, it doesn’t take much to make quick fancy cards with them.
They are available for $84.50 as a bundle in my store HERE. So why not go and grab them.
Don’t forget with a minimum order of $55 you will receive the limited edition Pop Up Scrap Bin for Free from me as a Thank you!
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Here is another card using Holly Jolly Greetings. I have CASED this off Pinterest but I quite liked the idea. I am not sure who the original creator is.
The base is Mint Macaron. The snowflakes are stamped in Mint Macaron. The “JOY” is heat embossed in silver which gives a nice shiny finish. The “spots” are stamped in Smoky Slate. I liked how the ribbon is tucked behind the sentiment.
To do this cut a larger circle from your stamped Whisper White card. Wrap the Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around the white card before adhering it to your card base. After you have heat embossed the “JOY” sentiment then cut with a smaller circle from the Layering Circles and raise it off your card with Dimensionals. Add some Rhinestones for the bling factor.
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Back to more of our Stamping Weekend projects. I will share some more of the Christmas ones I did.
This one I CASED from Pinterest from http://www.bekka.stampinup.net and I changed it up a bit. I have used ‘Lighthearted Leaves’. Isn’t this such a versatile set!! You can use this for Christmas and any occasion. I added my card to a Cherry Cobbler base. The vellum is the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in the Annual Catalogue. The greeting is from ‘Wondrous Wreath’ which I heat embossed in Gold. I finished it off with some Gold Twine and the centres of the leaves I added some Rhinestones that had been coloured with Sharpies.
I love these little penguin dudes. How cute are they!! I have CASED this from my friend Leonie. It is longer than the standard card to fit them all in. You can dress these dudes up anyway you want and cut them with the matching Framelits.
This is the inside of the card. I forgot to colour his nose!
This next card we CASED from Pinterest too. This is using the set ‘Be The Star’. This is not your typical Christmas set but it is great to use other sets for Christmas. I tore a strip of DSP from the ‘Home For Christmas’ pack and adhered that down the side of a Thick White card base. I curled up the edge a little. I stamped the smaller stars in red near the torn edge. I stamped the other stars in Pool Party and Real Red and cut them out. The greeting from ‘Lots of Joy’ is stamped in Black. The “splodges” are from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’. I added some Rhinestones to the centres of the stars for some added sparkle.
We all made this card at the same time. It is interesting to see how different they turned out in different colours. Aren’t they great???
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I will see you with more weekend creations next time.
I received my preorder for some new goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Oh! It was just like Christmas – literally!! Opening up all the fun new products and the sparkly papers. It was all so festive. I had to open all the packets straight away and punch and cut and emboss. One of the first things I used was the new Festive Flower Builder Punch. I can’t show you the punch yet (just wait until September 1st). I made up the flower and today just added it to a card. Here you are….
I have used Real Red for the card base. The flower is Real Red and Old Olive. You will find a few new products on this card. Apart from the fun Builder Punch you have a co-ordinating stamp set which the greeting is from – ‘Reason For The Season’ (Don’t you love that font!), and the gorgeous new Embossing Folder ‘Boughs and Berries’.
So now you really want to see the Catalogue don’t you?? If you would like me to send you a catalogue, then just leave me a comment or email me and I will send one to you. Australian residents only. I am going to start mailing them next week.
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These are the fun cards we are making at my Saturday Stampers class this Saturday 15th August. (2pm). Cost $15 If you are local to Wollongong do come on by. You just need to let me know by Thursday so I can have all the card cut. They might look a bit tricky but they are really not hard to do. I think you will like them.
I was playing around with a new stamp set last week ‘December Wonder’ from the Holiday Supplement Catalogue. At first I dismissed the set because it was marked as Project Life – and well I don’t do a lot of Project Life and certainly not Christmas. (Did you think that about the set too???). Then I had another look at it and thought it is still such a great set for your cardmaking. There are some really great images. I will show you a few projects over the next few days with the set and you can see what you think.
Here are the cards I first made.
These cards were inspired by a card on Pinterest that used ‘Endless Wishes’ but I don’t have that set. (Yes really!). I stamped the small and large snowflake on the bottom of Whisper White card. Stamped the greeting from the set and then pierced holes around the card with the Paper Piercer and mat. I tied around some ribbon, added a snowflake embellishment from the Frosted Sequins Embellishments in the Holiday Catalogue and added a Rhinestone to the centre. Quick cards that you could reproduce in a hurry.
The colours I used were Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake with the Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon and then for the second one Lost Lagoon and Crumb Cake with Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon.
Here is the stamp set for you to check out if you haven’t already noticed it in the catalogue. 🙂
Stay tuned for some more exciting projects with this set this week.
Have you been enjoying the 12 Weeks of Christmas projects the last few weeks. Well, today I have a bonus project for you from the very clever Libby. This bonus project is a bit of fun and you could use the tags to write recipients names on them or use the back of the screen to write your personal message.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO RECREATE THIS CUTE PROJECT.
- Stamp Set – Get Your Santa On
- Card – Very Vanilla, Red Glimmer Paper
- Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento Black; Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive
- Punches – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; Decorative Label; Scallop Tag Topper; Confetti Stars Punch
- Ribbon – ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
- Adhesive – Liquid Multipurpose Glue
- Blendabilities – Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive; Pumpkin Pie; Smoky Slate; Skin Tone; Colour Lifter; Daffodil Delight
- Other – Basic Jewels Pearls; Stampin’ Trimmer; Simply Scored; Bone Folder; Acrylic Blocks; Stampin’ Mist; Stampin’ Scrub
This card opens so you can create your own scene using all or most of the stamps from Get Your Santa On and it has little tags inserted so you can add some little surprise messages or images. This particular one will fold down to fit into a C6 sized envelope.
If you would like a detailed PDF tutorial to create this card then drop me a message or email and I will get one sent your way.
As we have done with our other 12 Weeks of Christmas project, we have a special bundle for you. Now this bundle is only available if you order through me and not through my online store.
SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER
Get your Santa On $27.95
Confetti Stars Punch $37.95
P & P $5.95
TOTAL = $71.85 get a free Tuxedo Black Memento Ink worth $9.95
Contact me today to order this special bundle just for Australian Residents.
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Have a great weekend,
Do you want to learn the Chalkboard Technique? Come along to my class this Saturday at 2pm. This will be held in my studio in East Corrimal. So if you are close-by come and join us.
Here are the cards we will be making. I am using ‘Sketched Birthday’ and the ‘Best of Christmas’ stamp sets. These are fun to make. You have to come and try it!
Cost is $15 for the 2 cards. Please RSVP by Friday morning. Book early!!!