Eclipse Card

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of eclipse cards around the card making community and thought I’d try one. 

An eclipse card is one that has a pattern on the front where a portion of it is popped up a bit making it even more noticeable.  You can use the technique with block letters, but I thought this Hero Arts Mail Jumble background stamp would be a great option.

To start, I heat embossed the stamp in white onto an A2 sized panel of kraft colored card stock.

I then die cut a rectangle onto the pattern, setting the frame aside.

Using Distress Oxide inks in Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Festive Berries and Squeezed Lemonade, I watercolored each envelope on the rectangle die cut panel.

The Oxide inks watercolor so vibrantly onto the cardstock with the heat embossed lines keeping the paint within the envelope borders.

To finish the card, I added the frame I left unpainted to the front of a white note card.  I trimmed the edges a bit so a white border would show around the edge of the card.

To create the “eclipse” I added some fun foam to the back of the painted rectangle and popped it up with foam tape inside the frame on the card.  I took care to line up the envelopes so all the lines would match up.

A sentiment from Hero Arts’ Year Round Sentiments completes the card.  A very fun way to take your clean and simple cards up to the next level.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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