Mother’s Day Card – Eclipse Technique

This eclipse technique has been around for a while, but seems to be very popular over the last few months.  I did a mother’s day card for my club using this technique with the Springtime Foils paper from sale-a-bration last month.

Eclipse technique on mothers day card using springtime foils designer paper

Close up of the Eclipse Technique showing the raised "MOM" framelit cut outs.

There are certainly more complicated ways to do this technique, but I like this simple way of using dark card stock under heavier specialty designer paper that is simply one layer popped out on dimensionals.  Stamp or color your top piece before punching or running it through the Big Shot.

Also, make sure you save centers of images or letters (like the “O”) since you need to use every piece that you cut out to put your card front back together like a puzzle.  Just set the “O” where it came from in order to stick down the middle into the right spot.

Tip:  If you have the Springtime Foils paper, it colors best with lighter Stampin’ Blends colors.  The darker colors tend to cover up the metallic details.

Happy Stampin’




Blossoming Basket Card

I did this Blossoming Basket Card for my club in March to show them how awesome the Basket Weave embossing folder is.  This folder will carry over into the 2018 Annual Catalog that starts in June…Yay!  I used our awesome Stampin’ Blends for all the coloring.  I can’t wait to get new colors to add to my Blends collection.

This is a close up of my Blossoming Basket card.

Basket Weave folder card.

I patted the Crumb Cake ink pad on the folder before running it through the Big Shot to get shadowing and more texture.  Since the dynamic folders do scrunch up the card stock a little more than the standard folders, the ink shifts slightly by the time the bottom is scrunched.  I still love the extra effects though and just made sure that was at the bottom of my card.  I just had to add some Wink of Stella too.

Happy Stampin’


Stampin’ Blends – Just a Note Card

Check out this card inspired by Shelby’s card I saw at OnStage this last weekend (she works at the Stampin’ Up! home office).  I added an additional layer and changed the sentiment.  I love how simple and earthy it is.

I had fun coloring these with the new Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Vintage Leaves set and the You’ve Got This set.  You could put any sentiment on this card, but I used the “Just a Note” from Flourishing Phrases.

Happy Stampin’

Kind Koala Meets Blendabilities

I’m finally posting my July projects.  I started doing yoga during lunchtime at work a few months ago which is when I usually do my blog posting.  It was fine at first, but lately, I’m really missing the extra lunch hours to work on my posts.

I used the Kind Koala stamp set to demonstrate Blendabilities to my Stamp Night Clubs.  It’s a simple stamp so it didn’t take long to color in.  I had to do some research on Koalas since I wasn’t sure if they were gray or brown.  They’re gray and soooo cute!  I totally got caught up in checking out cute koala photos.  So, anyway, here’s the card I designed.

Stamp Sets:  Kind Koala, Corner Garden (background stamp)
Colors:  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Designer Series Paper:  Park Lane

Check out this cool photo of all the Blendabilities I took at convention last month.

I’ll be doing a class on Blendabilities too on Sunday, August 24th at 2pm.  If you’re local to North Dallas, you can RSVP here.

Tip:  When using a focal stamp that is wood mount, cut your Whisper White to the same dimension as your wood block.  That way you can line up the block with the edges of the paper.  As long as you mounted your stamp nicely, you’ll be centered.

Happy Blending,


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