Hand Delivered Eclipse Birthday Wishes For A Discerning Teenager

by Joanne James22. May 2018 07:30

Today I'm sharing a card for the current challenge over at Just Add Ink where they are asking us to embrace the eclipse technique. I also used the sketch over at Fusion for my layout and it is perfect for the numbers and letters challenge over at Stamps Ink Paper too:


Firstly, a shout out to the lovely team over at Just Add Ink for choosing this card as the winner for challenge 407 - what an honour and I'm thrilled you liked my delicately different take on the Love What You Do stamp set. I was unable to play along with last week's colour challenge, but was keen to have another go at the eclipse technique this week with a birthday card for a discerning teenager - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Sneak Peak At Hand Delivered - I decided to give you a 'sneak peak' of a new stamp set today that is actually one of the exclusive hostess sets from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue. A fun set that has a selection of items being carried by a young lady, everything from balloons to cakes to message boards, with a variety of different skirt designs and sentiments that offer a ton of creative combinations for lots of different occasions. Best of all, it's photopolymer too, so aligning the pieces is super easy - bonus!

I think this will be one of my favourite hostess sets in the catalogue - I have so many cards in the pipeline for this one, you are definitely going to want to host a party so that you can get your hands on it too. It's worth pointing out I did make a slight modification to my stamped image on this card, in that in order to fully accommodate my numbers within the bouquet of balloons, I added a couple of extra balloons to left and right - this really wasn't tricky though, I simply masked the original image and then stamped again slightly offset on each side (the uppermost green and orange balloons on my card).  

Last Chance For Large Numbers - The eclipse technique is where a word or some element of design is 'hidden' within the broader design and built up in layers so that it stands out in relief and is therefore visible as part of the overall card. I made an eclipse card previously using my Large Letters Framelits - you can see that card here - so today decided to go with the Large Numbers Framelits as I needed a card for a friend of my daughter who becomes a teenager this week. Such a milestone birthday is worthy of a number, so I decided to 'hide' mine in the collection of balloons being carried to the birthday girl, stepped up on three layers of Berry Burst cardstock.

Oh how I will miss these numbers! I can't quite believe they are retiring and they will most definitely be a 'keeper' in my collection. Incredibly, they are still available but be warned - you only have until the end of the month to add them to your crafting arsenal if you would like them; one things for sure, they are a purchase you won't regret and will get loads of use from them. 

Picture Perfect Palette - I used the colours in the Picture Perfect DSP stack that featured in my vertical border as the palette for my card and simply coloured my image with my Stampin' Write Markers, adding a liberal dose of clear Wink of Stella to my balloons. Here is the colour swatch if you would like to save it for your future project inspiration:


Lastly, I finished the inside of my card with this sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set:


So what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Also, be sure to check out the Just Add Ink designers and gallery for lots more inspiration with the eclipse technique.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
5/22/2018 1:18:37 PM #

Lovely card - I love the big bold colours, which are perfect for this theme.  A fun Card.  Chantell Just Add Ink

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/22/2018 1:43:11 PM #

What a fun card!  I admit that I have never done this technique....I'll have to give it a shot!  Love all the balloons, and how cool that you masked the image and added some...very clever!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2018 7:39:11 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - and I saw your Facebook post earlier, you had a go too! I loved your card too - this is such a fun technique!

Linda hunt
Linda huntUnited Kingdom
5/22/2018 1:43:24 PM #

So pretty-just love this card!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2018 7:57:20 PM #

Thanks Linda - it was a fun make for one of Rebecca's friends. Can't quite believe that I'm mother to an almost-teen myself!

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
5/23/2018 7:19:22 AM #

I just love how that 13 is hidden in a midst that colourful cluster of balloons Joanne! Love the feast of bright colours too perfect for a milestone birthday! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Jan M
Jan MAustralia
5/23/2018 1:06:50 PM #

Such a fabulous birthday card Joanne! I love how your 13 and the shapes of the balloons go so well together and your colours are replicated from the rather striking panel of paper! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Di Barnes
Di BarnesAustralia
5/23/2018 11:12:05 PM #

Such a fun card & a brilliant way to include an eclipse element, Joanne. I hope the new teen enjoyed it.
Glad you could play along with our eclipse challenge at Just Add Ink.
Di Smile

Narelle Farrugia
Narelle FarrugiaAustralia
5/24/2018 7:37:09 AM #

Oh that is really cool! I love the effect of the eclipse technique for your fabulously coloured balloons! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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