Friday, 22 December 2017

Winter Wonder Eclipse Technique

With only a couple days until Christmas, I hope that all your last minute preparations are going well! I thought I was done and then a couple unexpected people popped up and am now madly trying to make some last minute gifts. But any time I have in my studio is a good time, so I'm not complaining.

I thought I'd share one last holiday project before the season is over. This card features one of my favorite embossing folders - Winter Wonder - which will not be carrying over. I'm so sad about that because I LOVE snowflakes and adore this folder. Because it's pretty much card front size, you can create some pretty amazing cards with very few supplies and effort! Hmm actually that just made me think - it would be great for making thank you cards! I might have to see if I can squeeze in a few minutes to make a few today.

Back to the card - it also features a technique called the Eclipse Technique or inlaid embossing. We actually created a few cards using this technique at our December stamp class. It's a really fun technique and simple.

Here are the instructions for the card (supply list can be found at the bottom of this post).


·       Thick Whisper White:         5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4") and  4” x 5 1/4"        

·       Red Glimmer:                    1/4" x 4” (x2)  and   2 1/2" x 4”  and a scrap (for snowflake)

·       Silver Glimmer:                  scraps (for snowflakes)



  1. Run the smaller thick whisper white cardstock through the Big Shot using the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder. 
  2. Cut out “JOY” using the Large Letters Framelits on the Thick Whisper White cardstock. Save letters. 
  3. Cut out 2 snowflakes using the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies on the Silver Glimmer Paper. Using the 1/8” Handheld Punch, punch out a little circle for the middle of the snowflake using Red Glimmer paper.  
  4. Assemble. Fold card base in half on the score line. Layer Red Glimmer paper behind Thick Whisper White layer. Adhere with Mini Glue Dots. Adhere Thick Whisper White layer to card base using SNAIL Adhesive. 
  5. Adhere Red Glimmer strips on each end of card using Mini Glue Dots.
  6. Adhere “JOY” letters using Foam Adhesive Strips on top of where it was previously cut out.
  7. Add snowflakes using Mini Glue Dots. 
Wishing you all a very Merry and restful Christmas with family and friends!


Winter Wonder Card Supply List:

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