Eclipse technique

I've been wanting to try the 'eclipse technique' for ages after seeing lots of different designs from fellow crafters. I don't currently have the big letter dies so i decided i would give it a go with the large numbers instead.

I've chosen the 'Cheers to the Year' stamp set and taken both of the snowflake stamps.
The larger i stamped randomly in 'Night of Navy' and the smaller snowflake in 'Smoky Slate'
The sentiment i placed in the top corner also stamped in 'Night of Navy'

Next i took the numbers and lined them up carefully before running through the big shot.

Using a whisper white card blank, layer 'Night of Navy' cardstock that has a length of silver ribbon wrapped around it. Make sure you tie the ribbon before gluing so that it holds everything into place. The beautiful silver embellishment is also from the 'Year of Cheer' suite.

Lastly i popped the numbers up on some dimensionals before placing them back into their correct space on the card from where they were originally cut. Check you have them the right way round so that your stamped images line up.

I really like the way this card looks with the numbers subtle but still showing enough to catch the eye.

Of course you could use any stamp set and colours you have to create your own design.

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Rachael x


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