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’




Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp 2018

Well, fasten your seat belts….it’s time to move out some older colors to make room for some fresh new colors.  Stampin’ Up! has evaluated our colors for gaps and popularity to identify opportunities for a new color line-up.

Stampin' Up! color revamp announcement header


Even though 13 colors are retiring, 6 will be returning as well as 10 new ones to round out an amazing line up of 40 Core Colors, 10 In Colors, and 3 Basics Colors.  More on new colors later when we can reveal them.

The 13 retiring colors are:

  1. Chocolate Chip
  2. Tangerine Tango
  3. Tempting Turquoise
  4. Soft Sky
  5. Marina Mist
  6. Wild Wasabi
  7. Always Artichoke
  8. Wisteria Wonder
  9. Island Indigo
  10. Pink Pirouette
  11. Elegant Eggplant
  12. Rose Red
  13. Perfect Plum

Retiring In Colors:

  1. Dapper Denim
  2. Emerald Envy
  3. Peekaboo Peach
  4. Sweet Sugarplum
  5. Flirty Flamingo won’t retire, it will be joining the Core Colors.

I can’t wait to play with the new and returning colors. 

In addition, the molds for our stamp pads were needing to be replaced, so Stampin’ Up! decided to use this opportunity to improve the design.  Here’s the new design.  They still flip, but the lids seal tighter and they open easier.  Oh, and the lid stays connected.  They also stack flush with little round indents and dots in all corners (top & bottom)…nice!

Stampin' Up! new ink pad design closed

New Ink Pads Opened

Stampin' Up! new ink pad design clicked into place

The new labels come with a color label for the inside so we don’t have to make our own!

Happy Stampin’