What IS an eclipse card? It’s also called the hidden words technique. Letters of a word are raised up out of the rest of the card, and the letters look like they are hidden but coming right up out of the paper.
I just got the Large Letter Framelits Dies so of course I had to make an eclipse card! Actually, this was an easy card to make. It’s for a guy, so I used a blue (Dapper Denim) paper with an accent of Lemon Lime Twist. I lined up the letters on the paper and ran it through the Big Shot.
Then I added a handmade envelope because the shape of my card wasn’t standard. Don’t even ask me about the dimensions…I just formed the envelope around the card 🙂 To trim the envelope I used a stamp from the Badges & Banners stamp set and punched it out with the Best Badge Punch.
This was such a fun card to make! FYI, once you cut the letter out of the paper, layer the paper over a piece of a contrasting color. Then place the letters back in their openings, using our Foam Adhesive Strips. That’s it! Easy, right?
Get Ready for Black Friday Deals
We’ve got you covered for Black Friday with DEALS, DEALS and MORE DEALS!! Keep checking back as I’m going to give you all the information you need AND show you samples of the sale items! The first day, Monday the 20th, is going to be a 24-hour stamp sale! What’s better than that??
Welcome to a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge! This week I am privileged to be the featured designer. Here’s the board I came up with. I put in some of my favorite things…lace, pink, sequins, ribbon…well, everything! 🙂
And because I really like using these elements on my creations, I made my card using every square on the board! Well, I challenged myself.
I think my favorite thing on this card is the sweet little bird. He’s from the Color Me Happy stamp set which will be available, along with the new fabulous Stampin’ Blends, on November 1st! I’ve colored him with the Light Pink Pirouette and the Dark Pink Pirouette Blends. You know, coloring is just plain fun, and using these new alcohol markers makes it REALLY fun! Isn’t he the cutest?
Fresh Fig is a great contrast to Powder Pink so I tried to stick with these two colors, and white. There are a few vellum leaves tucked in there, do you see them? They were punched with the Leaf Punch. I also added one stem of leaves cut using the Flourish Thinlits Dies – these are the lacy looking leaves.
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Count My Blessings
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I absolutely love the new leaf punch! There is so much you can do with it! For today’s project, I used it as a mask for embossing paste!
Today’s cards are the ones we made at our one-day retreat, Create the Day Away, and I couldn’t wait for you to see them! One of our demonstrations was on using embossing paste in different ways.
For this card we created a “mask” by punching a piece of Heavyweight Card Stock with the Leaf Punch. We laid the punched piece of card stock on top of the thin card stock panel and covered it with Embossing Paste. Lift up the mask and you are left with the embossing paste leaves!
We made both of these cards so that we could use a different arrangement of the card elements and a different sentiment on each card.
What do you think? Do you have any preference? Different options, different stamps, different combination of colors…and all quick and easy!
Give it a try! Punch your own leaves and use the punched piece as a mask for embossing paste. Send me a picture of your project ~ I’d LOVE to see it!
Ok, so this cake is too cute! I just have to use it! It’s from the Happiest of Days stamp set, my new favorite birthday set.
The elements of today’s card all sit on a panel of Flirty Flamingo card stock embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder. This is one of the sweetest embossing folders ~ everything looks so good with it!
To add a bit more to this card, I’ve colored in a few places with ink pads and a blender pen. This gives it a little personality 🙂
Pretty Pointer: A good way to add interest to your card is to highlight a stamped element. One way to do that is to fussy cut the stamped image, like I’ve done here with the birthday cake.
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Do you ever need a gift bag to coordinate with your gift card? Being a paper crafter, I like to create gift bags and cards that have a similar theme. Especially for a birthday.
For this gift I used a bag I had on hand and decorated it. Truthfully, this was the only color of bag I had. White or yellow or green might have worked better, but I can use what I have 🙂 First I stamped the white tissue paper with the daisy stamp using Crushed Curry Ink. Then I stamped some individual daisies on Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the Daisy Punch. They decorate the ribbon and the bag.
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The coordinating birthday card uses the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, more punched daisies, and a few glittering gold leaves.
SNEAK PEEK ALERT! This sentiment is punched with the NEW Everyday Label Punch! Doesn’t it have a fun outline? This punch will be available from the Holiday Catalog starting September 1st! You will love it!!
And don’t forget to decorate your envelope! Look how nice this envelope is with the flap covered in the same designer series paper!
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