Monday, 30 October 2017

NOEL Eclipse Card

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a great weekend.
 
My class on Saturday went really well. 

The thing I like most about my classes is that it's just like having a few friends round for a bit of crafting, chatter and a giggle or two!

The eclipse card seems to be the most popular style of card I've seen on Facebook recently, so I just had to give it a go. 

All the ladies were exceptionally pleased with this project, with all of them being very surprised at how easy it was!

When I first started on this technique, I made the Elegant Eggplant Cardstock (CS) card shown in the last photograph.

I'd seen this design on Pinterest and found several videos on YouTube.

I think this is a fabulous design, but I wanted my own design for my class. 

I used the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set, which has been brought forward from last year, to design my card. 

In class we used Wild Wasabi as our accent colour, and for the card I made yesterday, I changed to Real Red.

I started by stamping one of the sentiments from the stamp set, towards the bottom of the top layer. 

I used my Real Red and Wild Wasabi Marker Pens to ink the stamp. 

The sentiment we used in class was from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set, which is another set that has been brought forward from last year.

Then I used the long branches of holly, one towards the top left hand corner, and one to the bottom right hand corner. 

I checked with the Large Letter Dies to make sure the stamping just fitted into where the letters would be cut out! 

I used Wld Wasabi Ink, first generation stamping for the leaves outlines, and then Wild Wasabi Ink stamped off once for the infill stamp.

I lined the letters up on my Magnetic Platform on my Big Shot, and used a ruler to gently push them into a straight line. 

When I was happy, I put the second cutting mat on top and cranked it through. 

I removed the die cuts from the dies and also kept the centre of the O. 
 
Next I put the top layer into the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, and carefully put the centre of the O, inside the O in the embossing folder. 

I feel dry embossing the top layer really finished off the final look. 

Next I started to put my card together by adhering the top layer onto the Real Red CS layer. 

Using my tweezers I placed the letter O inside the die cut O. 

Card without dry embossing
After applying some Tombow to the inside of the centre of the O, I adhered it on to the red layer placing it very carefully into the centre of the O! 

Then I removed the O die cut, and applied some of our Foam Adhesive Strips on the backs of all the letters. 

Night in Bethlehem in Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron
These strips are twice as high as the Dimensionals and are absolutely great for this technique! 

I know there are plenty of videos on YouTube demonstrating how this technique is done, buut I'll be making my own so I can share what I have learned! 
If you haven't tried this technique, I certainly recommend giving it a try, not just for Christmas but birthday's, too. 

As long as the recipient has a short name, how easy to personalise a card, or maybe use Mum, Dad, Love, etc.

If you want to use a longer name or word, all you need to do is to make a bigger card!

That's it from me today. I hope you have a great week, and until tomorrow, happy crafting! 

JanB.

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