Hey everyone! Welcome to another Fabulous Friday!! Today we’re creating another fall card using several techniques; water coloring, heat embossing, and the eclipse technique. Sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? But it really isn’t! The eclipse technique is done by stamping or coloring a piece of cardstock, punch out an image from a section of the inked area and pop it up. I’ve also seen them take an image, stamp it in black, then add that same image in white cardstock (usually a punched image with coordinating stamp), laying it down on your cardstock, stamp over it while creating your stamped background and then pop up that layer to give that image dimension. I’m going to have to try several different methods for this, but this is what I created for this one. Here are the measurements on the card:

  • Card base in Cajun Craze                          8 1/2 x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Old Olive                                                     3 3/4 x 5″
  • Shimmery White                                         3 1/2 x 4 3/4″

First you want to water color the Shimmery White piece. Start with the lightest inks and working your way to the darkest inks. Using the Aqua Painter, I started with the Crushed Curry and put on a wash of color, then followed with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and then Cajun Craze. Try not to get your Aqua Painter too wet because you can water-log the cardstock. Keep a paper towel handy and be sure to squeeze through some water between colors so that you don’t mix the colors on your ink pad. I waited for it to dry, then did a wash of Wink of Stella to give it even more shimmer. Once it was all dry, I cut out the leaf from the middle of the cardstock. Then wipe the base of the this piece with the Embossing Buddy to eliminate static and stamp the sentiment with Versa Mark ink. This is a watermark ink and takes a little while to dry which makes it perfect for embossing. Once you’ve stamped it, sprinkle on the gold embossing powder and heat with the heat gun. Everyone that is new to this craft gets wowed by this technique. Once the embossing powder melts, set it aside to cool. Cut out the intricate leaf in Gold Foil Paper and adhere this to the solid leaf you cut out of your Shimmery White cardstock. Now adhere the Shimmery White to the Old Olive panel, then both panels to the card base. Add a double layer of dimensionals to the back of the leaf and add it to the cut out on card. Add the enamel shapes and you’ve created a multi-technique card. Not hard at all, huh? Here’s a close-up of a side view of the leaf.

Doesn’t it look great with the double set of dimensionals? It really pops! I really loved how it turned out! The possibilities are endless with all of these techniques.

I hope you liked the card. If you haven’t seen the video to it yet, you can see it here. Please be sure to leave a comment, I love getting comments from everyone! If you would like to place an order for anything featured in today’s project, please shop at my online store here. If you would like to get the very best deal in the catalog just go here and you will be joining the fun with my team. Please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email if you have any questions. Have a fabulous Friday!

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