Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Thinking Of You Eclipse Card

Hi Everyone,
Today I am showing a card I made using the Eclipse technique. However I had a little accident with my diecutting and figured a way out of it. I truly love the results. Below is a link to a video I made showing how to make an Eclipse card for those of you new to the technique.

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Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

The 1st step is to create a background. I used the 3 colors below in the photo using Distress Oxide Inks. I applied the Inks directly on a kraft mat, sprayed some water to activate the Inks. I dipped my white cardstock into the Inks and dried it using a heat tool. I repeated this step several times until I reached the desired effect.

I Diecut the background with the Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangles Die. Then I Diecut the word YOU using the Uppercase Condensed Alpha Dies. Here is where it went wrong. My plate for my Diecut machine was bent where the Y was placed and I had to pass it through again but it had moved. Now I had an odd shaped Y. I didn’t want to do another background so after some thought I was able to work around it. Using white cardstock I Diecut the word YOU. I placed the white Diecut letters into my Distress Oxide Background and stamped the Versatile Vases using only the Flowers with versafine onyx black ink. Then I coloured in the flowers using the same Distress Oxide colors used for the background. Good things come from mistakes. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine ink then adhered the letters using Foam Tape. For the finishing touch I added some sequins. 

Below is a link how to make an Eclipse card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for any occasion by simply changing the colors, images and sentiment. You could Diecut the name of someone to give it a personalized effect. Below is a link to all products Used from Kat Scrappiness. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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  1. Beautiful card. This was truly a happy accident, I don’t think it could have turned out any better. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Very cool, love it when you don’t give up and make it work!

  3. Beautiful card! I made an eclipse style card with a cat punch, but have not done it with letters yet. Looks awesome! Now to view the video...

  4. I’m loving the popping and stamping! Following you everywhere! Enjoyed your video! Thanks for sharing! 😁

  5. It turned out absolutely beautiful despite the mistake.

  6. Gorgeous card, love the happy accident part too, will be giving this a try.

  7. The results of this technique are always lovely. Glad you were able to salvage your card.

  8. Thank you! I saw your post on Stamp Junkies but it has disappeared. Thankfully I have found your blog! I will say once again, I love this look and will start making some of my eclipse cards this way on PURPOSE! You have started a new trend with me! Love it!

  9. Guess what? I absolutely LOVE your card with the white cardstock making up the work versus the background inking! I think it is much easier to read that way. It looks wonderful!