I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog today and sharing a card using an Eclipse technique. If you're not familiar, the Hello in my card is what we're talking about. It's a raised area that could be a Word like in today's card or a shape or anything really that almost seems to raise out of the background... visible, but you can sometimes almost miss it... almost ghost-like.
Here's how I made mine:
I started by stamping the Full On Floral background stamp onto some mixed media paper in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold.
Next I used Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides and blended them over the embossed image. When I was done blending the inks, I wiped over the top of the image with a dry paper towel to remove the ink from the top of the gold to let the shine through again.
I splattered some water and Gold Color Shine over the top and when it was dry, I die cut the Hello die from the Sweet Friend Dies from the center of the embossed panel (you would want to cut this from whatever area you wanted to add your eclipse to because the negative space will be where you place it. (Note: Be sure to save those little pieces from the middle of your O's, E's, L's.. you get the idea... because you'll need to place those inside their negative spaces so you don't have white showing through your eclipsed word or shape).
I added all of the layers to my card including the embossed panel with the Hello cut out of the center. Next I die cut three more of the Hello words from white cardstock. I glued and stacked all of my Hello words together with the embossed piece on top. Sometimes I like to offset the top piece just a bit so that there is a tiny bit of the color from the bottom layers that shows around the outside in some places to help the word stand out just a bit. Then I glued the stacked word into the negative space and added the little center bits that I saved (center of the O, etc). I also added a thin layer of Glossy Accents to the top of the word... again so that it would stand out just a little bit more.
I included a simple sentiment from the Bushy Tailed stamp set and a few sequins to finish it off.
And there you have it! A simple Eclipse design with a big impact! I think it's cool anyway!
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