Eclipse Thank You Card (and a few other samples)
To do the eclipse technique, die cut shape(s) are cut out of the decorated or printed panel and reattached after being layered/raised up so you have a continuous pattern across the whole card. I smooshed the background with ink and water and then partially stenciled a pattern which was darker/complete in the upper left corner and “trailed off” as I moved towards the lower right. The pattern on the portion of the card where I die cut my “thanks” is subtle, but you can see how the drops and splotches of color continue onto the raised letters. (I cut and layered four plain white die cuts under the patterned one to raise it up. You could also use a piece of fun foam.)
For the next two cards, I used patterned paper.
Both of these panels were made from different parts of a sheet of “Thoreau Flowers” (#505802) paper by Recollections. The “In A Word: Thanks Cutaway” die (#WW031CA) from Winnie & Walter is perfect for this technique. The butterfly die was unbranded.
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