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.
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.
The Spotlight Technique was the perfect choice to color in just a portion of this huge stamp from the Occasions Catalog (aka the Spring Catalog). Of course, it is beautiful fully colored in too. I do love just plain black and white though, and this is a step above that.
Here is the Technique Journal page I did on this technique for my club.
Have a crafty week!
Here’s an easy wow to spice up your cards. I’ve seen these before, but didn’t realize just how easy they are. The tunnel card technique instructions are below on the technique page I made for my stamp club members.
Here’s the front. The whole scene is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It didn’t show in the photo, so use your imagination…lol. I used Winter Wonderland Specialty paper and the Wonderland stamp set.
And, here’s the technique page with a tiny sample tunnel card.
I have seen this look quite a bit and did a little research to make sure I knew how to achieve it. For August, my stamp clubs got treated to this technique and some water-coloring too for these cards.
I let my club members choose their designer paper from the 3 sheets I picked out to coordinate, and we also made a page in our Technique Book for this technique.
We used the Farmers Market designer series paper and Market Fresh stamp set that coordinates from the annual catalog (the big one).
Tip: Put dimensionals all around under the frame for a deeper inset look. I used 6 dimensionals on each card.
In July, I taught the Frosted Image Technique. You don’t need anything special for this one, just a Whisper White stamp pad and daubers.
Stamp Set: Another Thank You, Summer Silhouettes
Colors: Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Tools / Extras: Craft Whisper White ink pad, daubers,
Vellum Card Stock, Elegant Butterfly punch, Pearl Basic Jewels
Here’s the technique journal page I did. My club members do one technique page every month for their journal.
Tip to lining up 2nd image on top of 1st: If you’re using clear mount, you can hover your stamp over the image already stamped so that you can see just the edge of the entire image peeking out to one side then shift to over the image keeping the orientation of how you were holding it, then stamp. Since this technique doesn’t have to be right on, this method is close enough.
I showed the Faux Tile technique in my June Stamp Nights.
Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes
Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Punches: Fun Flower, Petite Petals
Tools: Basic Jewels Pearls, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, dauber, thin cardboard for masks
Here’s the Technique Journal page we made with score measurements.
The trick to the shading is to brush the dauber starting on the mask inward onto the “tile” softly so you don’t cover up too much of the tile with shading. Also, when brushing the outside edges with the dauber, skip over the “grout” score line to keep it white.