Friday, 18 May 2018

JAI 409 technique challenge - 21st birthday eclipse

This week at Just Add Ink, Rachael has challenged us to use the eclipse technique on a project. This technique has been really popular over the last year so it's sure to be a popular challenge. I made this card for a special birthday celebration.

If you haven't tried the eclipse technique yet, it usually involves die cutting part of an image (a shape, word, number) then popping it back in place with a dark layer behind. This creates a fun, dimensional look. The JAI team have created all sorts of eclipse effects on their projects to give you lots of ideas so be sure to check out the JAI blog when you finish here.

As for my card, I stamped & clear heat embossed the stamped snowflake images (Colorful Seasons stamp & die bundle), onto shimmery white card then brayered on pool party, coastal cabana & a touch of blueberry bushel to create depth & dimension. I then sponged a little more coastal cabana in the centre of the snowflakes. My choice of snowflakes may seem unusual for a birthday but I think it will work well for the recipient.

Once the stamped panel was complete, I cut the 21 with the retiring Large Numbers dies (these babies will never leaving my collection). To make it really pop I adhered 2 thick cardboard layers and dimensionals below my top layer, and also used lots of clear Wink of Stella. (Are you thinking 'when does she not use Wink of Stella?').

I adhered the stamped panel onto a later of blueberry bushel & white card then adhered the raised 21 back in place. (I'm in love with this new blue). My favourite 'celebrate' die added more birthday shine. To make it pop I adhered 3 thick card layers under the silver glimmer paper.

Inside I added one of my favourite sentiments (also from Colorful Seasons) and more snowflakes & some matching layers.

So that's my take on the eclipse technique. Thanks for visiting today & I hope my project gave you some ideas to try. Do check out the team's projects on the JAI blog & play along with the challenge too.

All the items I used are available from my store via the links below. The Large Numbers dies are retiring & only available while stocks last, or until 31 May so don't miss out. Pin my project for later inspiration too.

Inky wishes & happy stamping

Project Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's projects, click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. Items I used are listed first. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one.

Notes: - All retiring items available while stocks last only, or until 31 May - etiring items highlighted in bold on list , including Large Numbers dies, silver glimmer & silver ribbon.
- Colorful Seasons stamp & die discounted bundle only available until 31 May 2018

- Celebrate You dies & Coastal Cabana cardstock not available to order until 1 June 2018.

 Print Recipe

Card Stock A4 Coastal Cabana
Card Stock A4 Coastal Cabana
Versamark Pad
Heat Tool
Big Shot


Rochelle Blok said...

Beautiful card Di. Love the emboss resist and the sponged colour combo is stunning! Just love this! Rochelle xo

Sunny Strawbaler said...

Really pretty card, Di. The brayering adds so much and I am happy to see the technique again. Sherylee.