Saturday, 25 November 2017

Eclipse with a Twist?

Hello, Crafters.

Last week I saw a card on Pinterest, and wasn't quite sure how it was made.

Initially I thought the die from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies had been used to die cut the houses from a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer, and then adhered back down having been moved over very slightly, so the coloured cardstock showed through, rather like a shadow. 
It was a very striking card, and it made me wonder if I could make an eclipse-type card using this die set.

Today, I'm sharing my first two attempts at this idea! 

Neither of them are quite right, but I'm still happy with the way they've turned out. 

The first card I made was the card with three houses and one Christmas tree, and between the two of them. 

This is probably my favourite! 

I had a problem when I was putting the Dimensionals on the back of the die cuts, because there were a lot of small intricate die cuts. 

In some places I found it almost impossible to cut such tiny pieces of Dimensionals to provide enough support for parts of the rooves!

For the second card I decided to use the die that has the Church, one house and two trees on it.

I'd looked closely at the other dies in the set to see which ones, if any, had less-intricate rooves, and therefore it'd be easy to fit small pieces of Dimensionals at the back.

Before I adhered the top half onto the Island Indigo CS layer, I ran it through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. 

I stamped the sentiment, which is from Hearts Come Home Stamp Set before I started the die cutting.

I love the addition of the falling snow, and  for my third and final card, I want to take two top layers of Whisper White CS. 

Then I want to die cut the scene once from each piece of cardstock. 

My aim is to have some extra Whisper White CS that goes lower down, under the bottom half of the scene. 

Without trying this, I don't know if it will look any better or not. 

I have a slight criticism about my Church scene card, and that is, aesthetically, the die cut scene is too high. 

It would have looked better had the Church not been almost touching the top, and if there was less spare space around the sentiment. 

As I said, it's just a small criticism - I still think it's a great card!

I have my class today and must go and get myself organised! 

I hope you have a great weekend, and until tomorroow, happy crafting!



  1. Just love the simplicity and beautiful serenity that this card evokes .... very striking indeed. Think I shall have to case this one, my friend! Cannot resist the blue & white again ... and just the whole card "speaks to me" ... LOVE IT!! TFS

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I still can't make up my mind if I prefer it with or without the snow! I love the clean look without the snow, but I like the extra dimension the card has with snow! ☺ Many thanks for your feedback. As always it's very much appreciated. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.