Forever Fern: Eclipse Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So excited to meet you back here today! I have a special treat for you … the Forever Fern bundle highlighted using the Eclipse Technique. My color pallet is the Garden Green and Soft Seafoam … love them two together!

So if I haven’t gotten you hooked on this bundle yet, check this out using the dies …

The Eclipse technique is using dies to cut out your image and then using both the cut image and negative to create an “eclipse” effect. I off centered my leaf slightly more than usual to allow more of the color to show underneath, especially because there is a space left open from the die cut.

I began with die cutting the leaf, then I embossed the “negative” with the Subtle embossing folder. Then I took my leaf and colored one side with the “Dark Old Olive” Stampin’ Blend Marker…

I went over the leaf “edges only” again to create some depth of color. Once this was done I added the Wink of Stella … I couldn’t help myself! Even though this would have made a perfect “natural” card, I wanted to “jack it up” a bit as encouragement … My sentiment: You can do this!

The close up is to illustrate to coloring, I just wish you could see the actual “shimmer” from the Wink of Stella instead of just the dots! The other day I shared a card (see card here) using the Trio Punch so I thought I would use it again, showing you a different style punch available. I thought it went very nicely with this card …

The foliage / leaf was secured with the use of the Mini Glue dots. I just “rolled” them and not only do they stick nice, they boost the die cut image up a bit. To finish off my card, I added a few rhinestones to compliment the shimmer of the Wink of Stella and to draw the eye around the card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … as you can tell, I am really enjoying the Forever Fern Suite. It’s a staple in your collection (kind of like Lovely as a Tree). Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up! is currently adding a FREE BUNDLE of your Choice to the $99 Starter Kit ($125 Value). I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog today. Hope your day is a good one!

Here are the supplies used to make today’s card. Click on the image to learn more about the product, or to begin shopping at my online store. Thank you.

Technique Tuesday: ECLIPSE

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a chance to view my post yesterday? If not, check it out … if you did, think about it!! Later in the week I’ll share a story with you, but for today we’re going to examine the “Eclipse Technique”.

The Eclipse technique can be very simple, from using a punch to exploring your creativity with the use of the BigShot! We all love our BigShots ❤  I will be sharing a simple punched version  … plus a video created by Stampin’ Up! that also features this technique.

The easiest way to create the Eclipse card is to use Designer Series paper (and wow …it’s on sale!!) But not to worry because I’ll be showing some fun additions to really create a big fun wow!!  I’m using the “Tropical Escape” Designer paper and the “Cat” punch … my granddaughter loves kitties so this cute card is for her.

I left an edge showing around my “eclipse” just as Brandy did in the video … I like the look of layering and I used the Blushing Bride which coordinates with the designer paper. I then embossed the “Smoky Slate” background with the new “Scattered Sequins” embossing folder and touched it up with the “Wink of Stella” to give it a bit of glitz!

Speaking of glitz … I added one of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems! I was worried that the two pinks would clash but they actually looked fine. I chose the shape that looks like the sequins!

To finish off the card, I used the “Celebrate You” thinlits and popped them up as well. It just really completes the card and balances out the texture on the card.

Thank you for checking out my blog today!

I wish you a very happy day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST Just click on any of the pictures to view the product and get more details.