Eclipse Anniversary Card

You may be thinking, that the eclipse occurred a few months ago, so why would I be creating a card for it now.  Well, I’m not.  Eclipse is a technique in card making where letters/numbers or an image is raised up in the imagery.

Our local jewelry store has celebrated 50 years in business, so what better way to help them celebrate than by creating an extra special card for them.  This was my very first attempt at an eclipse card and I must say that I am very pleased with the final result.

I used the Hostess exclusive stamp set Tranquil Tulips to stamp my card front.  Next I used the die set Large Numbers to cut out the letters 5 and 0. With this technique you must remember to keep the centre bits from the die cut.  

I layered my die cut card front on a Basic Black matte.  Next I laid may die cut pieces in the openings and adhered only the centre piece of the ‘0’ directly to the black matte.  I then used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise up the letters on the card front.  

I stamped ‘Happy’ and ‘th’ in Memento Black ink and using the stamp set Labeler Alphabet I stamped out the words Ron Wilkin Jewellers.  I then hand cut these to the size I needed and popped up on my card front, using the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for this as well.

My card is completed by attaching to a Daffodil Delight card base.

Would you like me to create a video featuring this technique?  Leave me a comment to let me know.

Christmas Sampler

While shopping at Walmart quite some time ago, I came across a photo frame that had 4 sections and I thought it would be perfect for creating a sampler. With all the new holiday products currently available, I figured this frame would be perfect to create a Christmas sampler of sorts.

I pulled out my Merry Christmas Memories & More Card pack (144638) and selected the designs I wished to use.  With the 7/8″ Striped Ribbon (144624)available in the Holiday Catalogue, I added a bow to one of the cards and placed it in my frame.  I wanted something that would pop in my sampler and really stand out and this black and white striped ribbon did the job beautifully.

I had my first photo taken with Santa a couple years ago and had the image on a board in my stamp room ever since.  I decided it was time to properly frame and display it, and this Christmas “sampler” was the perfect way to accomplish that.

As you can see, creating a sampler does not need to be overwhelming.  By using a few simple products and a photograph (if you wish), you can create your own in very little time.

Convinced yet that the Memories & More Card Packs are great for more than just scrapbooking?