We love new techniques, especially when a technique is simple, fun, and creates an impressive finished product! This 3-D card is the hot technique that can be made with so many of the different Stampin’ Up! die cuts and punches.
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- Any die cuts will work nicely for this technique but the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die and Large Letters Framelits Dies are ideal.
- To pop up the letters, the Foam Adhesive Strips are best because they are so thick and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals work great in small areas.
- Layer your die cut shapes or letters on top of the negative space so that the dark-colored cardstock will provide the shadow effect.
- 3-4 letter words work great, if you use words of 5 or more letters, you may need to change the card dimensions and possibly use a business letter sized envelope.
- Remember to keep any inside portions of die cut letters and words, like the centers of the upper case “B” or the center of the lower case “e” — especially of the pattern paper.
- For extra stability, stack layers of the same die cut letters made with the dark-colored cardstock. (Note: this was not shown in the video, but I highly recommend this method when make eclipse word cards.)
- For extra height, stack layers of foam adhesive strips or mini stampin’ dimensionals.
LIST OF FUN WORDS: baby, big, bold, boo, cozy, dad, dude, enjoy, all, fine, glam, grin, hello, hey, hero, home, hope, hug, hugs, i heart u, joy, kiss, live, LOL, love, mom, moon, meow, noel, peace, rock, sail, sing, smile, snow, star, sun, surf, talk, time, wild, wine, wish, yay!, you, yum, zoom
Instructions for Eclipse words and names:
Cut a piece of patterned paper (or make your own designer paper with a coordinating stamp set) that allows room for the word you want to spell.
Lay the patterned paper on the platform of your Big Shot Machine, placing the letter dies on top. Push them close together (almost touching) and make sure they are in a straight line using a ruler, and secure in place with washi tape or a post-it note. Die cut using the appropriate sandwich of cutting plates, paper and dies.
After die cutting the letters, mount the piece of pattern paper on a solid piece of dark-colored cardstock — including the inside portions of the letters. (Note: the center of the Letter “O” is mounted flat on the solid piece of colored cardstock with no extra layers of cardstock or dimensionals.)
To add height and stability, die cut 2 or 3 of each letter using the dark-colored cardstock — this adds height and stability. Glue the stack of letters together, and place a clear acrylic block on top to ensure good adhesion of the layers. Fine tip glue pen works great for adding small dots of glue.
Optional: use Foam Adhesive Strips or Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the pattern paper pieces and place them back in the negative space that they came from to create the shadow or eclipse effect.
For my card, I layered three layers of Melon Mambo cardstock under the letters die cut from Patterned with Love specialty designer series paper.
Add any stamp images and sentiments to compliment your eclipsed word.
This card uses Large Letter Framelits Dies, Lovely Word Thinlits Dies and Gold 1/8″ ribbon. All of these items and more are available from my on-line store, just click on the links provided or the SHOP tab above.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!