Cardmaking, Die Cutting, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, General, Hello Monday

MONOCHROMATIC ECLIPSE CARD WITH A TWIST

Julie is taking one of her favorite techniques down a slightly different path today, featuring the new Classic Block Number and Alphabet Die Sets!


Hello, it’s me, Julie!  Eclipse cards are among my all-time favorite techniques—I usually stamp color images onto white card stock, but recently I played around with using just two beautiful colors of card stock to create a primarily monochromatic design, with a two-tone effect that you don’t immediately see.

TIPS:

  • Use high contrasting colors of card stock for best effect.
  • If you’re using individual dies, but need them to stay together in a particular way, try using Purple Tape to connect them.
  • Be sure to save the negative pieces; I like to keep all the die cut pieces in a little dish on my work table so I don’t lose anything.
  • Tape runner works well for large pieces, but for smaller bits, a glue pen is very helpful! And, tweezers.
  • Stack your die cuts at least 5-6 layers thick so the secondary color really can be seen when the card is slightly tilted.
  • The negative piece that you die cut your letters and numbers from can be saved for a future project—as a decorative layer, or a shaker window, etc.
  • In honor of National Craft Month, I’m also sharing an organization/storage tip! I love NUVO Drops and wanted an easy way to access/store them. My solution was to mount clear acrylic nail polish racks to the side of my Kallax shelf unit. The racks came with mounting screws, but I didn’t want to permanently mount them, in case I later changed my mind, so I used 3M™️ Removable Command Strips:
Julie’s NUVO Drops Storage/Organization

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2 Comments

  • Reply Christine - Dances With Hooves Paper Design March 21, 2022 at 9:59 am

    These.are.AWESOME! You’ve taken something so simple and made it SO FUN and impressive! Well done and thank you for sharing the happy creative inspiration!

    Blessings,
    C

  • Reply Eve Lavendermemorylane March 21, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Great card! Love you placed another color to give a little more interest for the sentiment! btw, I love your Nuvo drop storage! I never knew 3M had this strong but removal adhesive strips! I have to check it out. I move more often than other people, so attaching anything permanently isn’t a good idea. Mahalo!

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