#TGIFC131 Technique Week – Eclipse Technique

It’s time for another challenge:  are you ready for the Eclipse technique?  Unlike the solar eclipse, this is a technique that will have you staring at the beautiful result.  Be sure to check out what the designers at TGIF Challenges created to inspire you using this technique.

Eclipse Technique

I did this technique long before there was a name for it.  Check out this Mother’s Day card and a quick video How-to here.  For my challenge card, I decided to do something a bit different and reverse the eclipse.  I cut the word “HI” into the Just Add Color Designer Series Paper using the Large Letters Framelits and the Big Shot.  I layered this onto a piece of Lemon-Lime twist card stock on Basic Black card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To create the graduated color on the background, I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.  This was my first time using the blends, and I can’t wait to try them again.  You’ll be able to purchase them on November 1st.


The sentiment is from the In the City Hostess Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Versamark ink, sprinkled on white embossing powdered, then heat with the heat tool until the powder melted.  Finally, I added just a few White Perfect accents for embellishment.

HI Eclipse

Have you tried the Eclipse Technique?

We’d love to have you play along with us at TGIF Challenges.  Follow this link to upload your creations.  We’ll announce the winner next Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Happy Stampin’!



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