Simple but stunning, follow the simple step by step photos to produce this version of an Eclipse card
I started with a base card of 8" or 20cm. From Black card cut one piece 19.5cm x 19.5cm.
From white card, cut one piece 19cm x 19cm.
As the stamp used is a large one, I used a Stamping Platform for a perfect image.
First, I took two Stitched Oval dies and placed them into position on the white card layer to see where I was going to place the stamp
I gently placed the image on top of the dies and then closed the platform to pick up the stamp. I then removed the dies for now and inked up the image in black ink
Using, in this case, Graphmaster marker pens, but any colouring pens of your choice, I coloured the image
Picking out the green leaves first, and then choose a couple of favourite colours
I have kept the colouring to a very simple effort, no shading, just colouring but if you prefer, you can go to town
Place the Oval dies over the image and using Removable tape, tape in place and run through your die cutting machine
Add dreis clear glue to back of the black card layer and stick to card front
Take the die cut pieces out of your coloured layer and apply glue, including close to the aperture to ensure it all sticks down flat
Take the oval frame and add foam pads to the back, I prefer a 'deeper' frame so I go round twice with the pads, adding the second row on top of the first like this
Add a spot of glue to the pads and carefully line up the image before sticking down, this is how NOT to do it
and this is HOW to do it
Take the centre piece, choose a sentiment and I then popped it back into the Stamping Platform to make be sure the image was clear
This then needs to be stuck in the centre. I have used a butterfly from John Next Door Large Butterfly set and coloured in the base butterfly with one of the colour markers I used for the flowers, just to coordinate
I popped a pearl flower centre into the largest flower to finish
Mixed Bunch stamp set available here
Presscuts Stitched Oval die set here
Why not try another stamp or another shape die set
Bold Fiona Stamp set here
Presscuts Stitched Squares die set here