It’s a good time to say Hello to someone special! It’s Suzanne here today and I’m sharing this fun technique that I’m in love with. It seems to be called the Eclipse technique and I like it because it’s a bit subtle, but it’s a great way to help the delicate Away With Words diecuts stand out from a busy patterned paper! If you’re familiar with the technique, this is a double-decker version! Join me!
Cut a panel from patterned paper measuring 5-1/8” x 6”. Cut a panel from black cardstock measuring slightly larger: 5.5” x 6.25” (not shown here).
Die cut the Big Balloon from the patterned paper panel as shown and also die cut the Big Balloon from fun foam.
Die cut Hello from the middle of the patterned paper Big Balloon diecut on a jaunty angle. Make sure you keep all the inside counterspaces of all the letters! Die cut Hello from a new piece of fun foam (NOT from the Big Balloon fun foam diecut!). You don’t need the fun foam counterspaces.
Center and adhere the patterned paper panel to the black panel.
Adhere the black fun foam Balloon into the cut out patterned paper panel. Glue the patterned paper Balloon on top of the fun foam Balloon.
Adhere the black fun foam Hello into the cut out Hello on the Balloon.
Add the patterned paper counterspaces where they came from. Tweezers are super helpful!
Then glue the patterned paper Hello on top of its fun foam version. It’s super cool that the patterned paper all lines up perfectly! Love it!
Form a 6” wide by 7” high side-fold card base from coordinating paper.
Adhere the eclipse panel on your card base. Tie a little bow of coordinating thread or ribbon and adhere it to the Balloon.
Very cool card! Aren’t they fun! Enjoy making more of these! Try changing the colour of the fun foam and see what happens.
Happy creating! Suzanne
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Black Fun Foam