Wednesday, 18 March 2020

A Female ‘Eclipse’ Style Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing the birthday card I made recently for my sister, 
which I really enjoyed making. I love the effect of the partially stamped letters
set against the de-bossed background.
 I found the design on Pinterest.
I started by drawing round the letter dies on a snippet of white card, and then 
stamping each letter randomly with the peg dies (which I have had for many 
years, which I bought individually at an Ally Pally craft fair), and the flower 
stamp from the Stampin’ Up set, using three different coloured inks.

Next I die-cut the letters and mounted each one on foam. I then de-bossed the 
card base and stamped the sentiment. After carefully positioning the letters 
and adhering them to the card, I then added the ribbon and diamanté gems.
The products I have used are:-
Rubber Stamp Tapestry Wooden Peg stamps
Stampin’ Up - Itty Bitty Buds
Ranger Ink Letter It - Birthday
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Alphabet dies - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Spring is Coming
Shopping Our Stash - Happy Birthday
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Flower Power
Use Your Stuff - Spring
AAA Birthday - Flowers
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


  1. This is gorgeous Janice! I love the idea of partially stamping the letters. I'm so going to have to try this! Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

  2. Such a pretty card Janice, I love the eclipse technique - a great idea to stamp the bottom of the letters.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Hi Janice this a stunning card. I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Super fun dimension and design Janice.

    Stay well.

    Hugs Diane

  5. Love the eclipse technique Janice you've made a very pretty card...think we will all be doing more crafting to help us through this difficult time..

  6. Beautiful eclipse card love the stamped letters
    Carol x

  7. Such a lovely effect that gives, she will certainly love it!

  8. Fabulous card, Janice. I love the delicate stamping on the letters. xx

  9. Stunning creation Janice! Shabneez x

  10. Cool! Love how you stamped on the letters. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  11. Very beautiful card, great idea for the letters and the colors you used
    Thanks for sharing at Through The Craft Room Door. See you soon...
    Lady-TTCRD DT

  12. Oh that's so pretty! Love the flowery letters, such a fab design idea. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  13. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  14. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  15. Love the way you die-cut the sentiment, love the fabulous dimension and texture on your card, and the soft colors on your sentiment.
    Thank you for playing at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

  16. Janice! What a brilliant card and so clever to stamp the letters as you did - this truly is one to try for me. I have the MERRY letters, a Christmas script stamp in large (I hope!) and, like you some peg stamps. Mine are Christmas ones and I almost put them for sale recently so glad I didn't. Am wondering if you really de-bossed before stamping? I thought it might have looked a bit patchy but it's perfect. Love it!


    Di xx


    Di xxe

    1. Anything can be done with the Misti, Di 👍 I’ve thought about selling my peg stamps before, but like you I’m glad I didn’t. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas make...enjoy!
      Janice x

    2. Of course! The Misti is invaluable, totally understand now! Di x

  17. So beautiful. I'm sorry I am late commenting but thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

  18. Oh what a clever way to incorporate flowers in your card! Fab design and such a great card! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday!

  19. Love this card - a slightly different take on the eclipse technique from the one I tried originally and found very fiddly. This appears to be more straightforward - good for using up snippets and I'm sure to have some teeny stamps in my stash


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