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Monday, April 16, 2018

Tranquil Tulips, Petal Palette, Thank You Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog

This is a very fun technique to do. It's called the "Eclipse" technique.  I find it more of a framed technique then an eclipse but I didn't name it, so we will call it the "Eclipse" technique.  It's super simple to do too!!!  I found this fun card on Pinterest.  I did not use the ribbon as I am sending the card in the mail and I didn't want to pay extra. I have 30 more cards to mail and it gets to be quite expensive now a days!!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of soon to be retired Rose Red card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock. 

I stamped the flowers from the "Tranquil Tulips" Hostess set (soon to retire and look for it in my web store then).  I stamped them using Rose Red ink.  The leaves were stamped using Old Olive.  First stamp the leaf set of 3 stems so you know where to stamp the flowers.  I used Early Espresso ink on the flower centers.

Once the flowers were stamped I took out the second largest stitched square die and a regular square die that was 2 sizes smaller (the width of the frame is 1/4"), I set the frames together on the image and secured them with post it notes. I die cut them.  

Next I taped the stamped piece to the Rose Red piece.  I set the stitched square back in place and I added tape to the back of the center of the square and taped it in place.  I removed the stitched square piece and added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place.  See, as simple as that.

The words are from the "Petal Palette" set.  I stamped them using black Memento. I wished I had used Basic Gray, it would have been just a touch softer looking.  But I still like how it turned out. 

The original card has a Rose Red ribbon wrapped around the two top layers. I didn't have any ribbon in Rose Red, plus I am mailing my card so I needed to keep the cost of sending it down. I just taped those two layers to the card base.  This technique is a very simple and quick one.  Plus it's fun and different!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


HJ said...

Beautiful card. I love this technique and you did it so perfectly. Have a wonderful day!

Cheryl Hewak said...

Another beautiful card Wanda. But again, I like all of your cards even thought I do not post anything on them. Will have to try this one. Thanks