Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Revisit of Believe Eclipse Card

Since I'm celebrating Christmas in July and maybe you are new to reading my blog, I thought I would bring back one of my most popular designs from 2017. My inspiration was a wooden sign I saw while having lunch at Kneaders and attending the OnStage experience in Salt Lake City in Nov. 2017.

The Eclipse Technique is really super easy. You decide what word you want to cut out. You can use any letter dies you have, but for this project I used the Large Letter Dies. 

Images (c) 2017 Stampin' Up!

Some of the card supplies are retired, but if you have these items in your stash - go for it!

Basic Black Cardstock
Red Foil - retired
Basic White Cardstock
Large Letter Dies - retired
Santa Hat punch - retired
White and Red Glimmer Paper - retired
Small Snowflake die of your choice
Silver Foil
Petite Curly Label Punch - retired
Die Cutting Machine
Tombow Liquid Multipurpose glue
Glue Dots
Paper Trimmer


Basic Black Cardstock is cut full width 8.5" x 8", with a score line at 4", so the card will fit in a No. 10 business size envelope (USA). (Or you can make your own envelope if you are so inclined!) The belt is 3/8" wide by the length of your 3 letters (you may have to trim to fit.)

A few hints for you - 1) Draw a light pencil line about 5/8" down from the top of the white paper to help you position the letter dies at the precise same height (use a white eraser to erase line before starting to place letters in frame you have created), 2) You may want to use some post it notes or washi tape to hold the letter dies in place as you cut, 3) "Believe" will barely fit in the width of the paper, so be sure to layout the dies, so you can get the feel for how you need to space them when sending through your die cutting machine, 4) Use wax paper to put between the snowflake die and the silver foil paper to help it easily remove from the die when using the die brush, 5) Use Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue to assemble the hat prior to attaching with glue dots to the "B", 6) The 3 piece Belt is glued together prior to placing on the letters, 7) Attach belt with glue dots on the 3 "EVE" letters by laying the letters in the frame before attaching with the foam strips. . Then you can trim the belt to length if needed before placing the foam strips on the back of the letters.

I hope you'll give this technique a try. There are so many words you can use to make cards or home decor pieces for a variety of holidays, you won't be able to stop once you start!

Happy Creating!

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