It is finally here! Today is Total Solar Eclipse day! Yeppie!! We get to listen to Dark Side of the Moon and Total Eclipse of my Heart over and over!!! What fun ? Seriously, though it’s a big event in the USA. I’m really excited about getting to see the Eclipse. No, no, I’m not going anywhere special to see it or look at it with out my eclipse glasses. But, I am going to look at the shadows it creates on the ground through trees. I plan on looking for some stars and planets that will be viable. And well just enjoy the experience of a solar eclipse! It’s going to be fun watching all the people who have their head in a box. literally in a box!!!!! I just might be one of them!
To celebrate the moon’s great photobomb moment, I made some cards featuring my own solar eclipse. I have a whole little collection of cards. So let’s get started.
I love trying to stretch my supplies! It is fun to see how just using a few supplies you can make several completely different cards. Just by changing the design or shape of the card you get something completely new!
To make my eclipse I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. (Available Sep. 1) I love this stamp set! It is just perfect for fall. The sunflowers it creates are beautiful! It also has a fern, leaves, and an acorn.
I also used a mask made from vellum and a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. The sentiment come from a variety of places. Jar’s of Love has a tinny “you light up my life” So many Shells has “miracles happen” Beautiful You has “wishing you brighter days to come” The hope and sunshine are dies from sunshine wishes. There are some other really amazing sentiments in the Annual catalog that would be awesome for an Eclipse card. Expecially the High Tide and Watts of Occasions!
The cards all have a few things in common. The Eclipse, the use of Whisper White, metallic, and Tranquil Tide.
This little mini card is 3 by 3! The card base is basic gray. The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn. I took this card and added a few more layers to it to make a larger square card. Both cards have the same design concept.
I love the little mini cards. They are just to adorable. I also love that you can transform that mini card into a full size card. By just adding a background frame.
I added a copper layer to the original mini card. Then added the Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper to create a card base.
Both of these cards use the same basic card design. The “miracles happen” card is a 4 bar card. The total eclipse card is the same design popped up on a card base and copper twine added. I used two different alphabet sets to create my own sentiment. Brushwork Alphabet and Labeler Alphabet. I just couldn’t resist making a card that says Total Eclipse …of the heart.
That adorable yellow heart is out of Wood Words!
The next two card use lots of the same elements but, they are arranged in a way on each card that makes each card their very own!
The hope is cut from the Soft Sky Foil Frenzy DSP. Then is stacked on three Tranquil Tide hope die cuts. I used silver foil for one of the layers for some extra shine. Though it looks more copper or gold in the picture.
The sunshine die cut is stacked just like the hope. The difference is that I used silver leafing with just a touch of gold and copper to guild the word.
To make the eclipse, stamp one of the two sunflower layers from Painted Harvest in Daffodil Delight. Then I made a mask with vellum and a 1 1/2 inch punch. Lade the mask over the flower and used a sponge dabber to add basic gray ink. You can still see the yellow through the gray after it dries. I think this added to the look of the eclipse.
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If you would like to know more about the solar eclipse, including how to make your own solar glasses…
A new live class registration is open. We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside Coffee Place & Café
The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!
The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!
There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!
Here is the supply list. If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]
Peace be with you all-