I got a little carried away on the weekend making cards using the Eclipse Technique. I created this one for my Dear Hubby who has been married to me for 41 years now. It was our anniversary recently so I wanted to do something special for him.
I reverted back to the very first stamp set I ever purchased from Stampin' Up! way back in 2007 - Lovely As A Tree. This set is the one that has been in the Stampin' Up! catalogue for the longest time, and Shelli Gardner the co-founder of Stampin' Up! has said it will never retire. I never get tired of using it I just love the images so much.
To do this very simple technique you first create your card front piece by doing all the stamping and everything else. Then you decide what word you want to put on it. I used the Large Letter dies by Stampin' Up! and 4 of them fit very nicely on a piece of 5 x 3-3/4" glossy paper. I will tell you how I did the background in a bit. Then you lay your piece on the Big Shot and space out the letters where you want them. After running it through and cutting out the letters, you attach this layer to the rest of your card. The letters L O V E were then returned to the holes the dies made using dimensionals to lift them up off the layer. It is such a cool technique, give it a try, and because the glossy paper is glimmeryish, you don't even need to add any more bling!
To make the background I used a piece of Stampin' Up! Glossy White cardstock and a baby wipe. First get some ink (I used Night of Navy) onto the inside of the cover of the ink pad. Swipe the baby wipe around picking up some of the ink and then swipe it onto your glossy cardstock. The baby wipe is damp and the glossy cardstock allows it to flow nicely back and forth and you have a bit of time to play with it and make it look as you like. I left some areas uncoloured so it looks like there are clouds in the sky. I used Old Olive ink to do the same thing on the bottom of the layer, then stamped Lovely As A Tree using Archival Basic Black ink (you need to use something permanent so it dries fast and stays on the glossy cardstock.
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