Eclipse Techniques + GIVEAWAY + FREE GIFT

Hello! Today I am sharing a few different ways to create eclipse cards. I used alphabet dies, but you can do these techniques with other die shapes.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Eclipse cards are very popular right now. I used to call these “pop up die cutting” and have done a few different videos with similar techniques. (You can see them HERE and HERE.) But today I am sharing several different ways to get this fun look with alphabet dies.

All of my examples show eclipse effects created with the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha Dies (SSS | PFS). I like the unique design of these dies in that they cut out the letter and a small outline. However, you can do this techniques with any shaped die.

My first card features the Pinkfresh Studio Make a Wish Stamp Set (SSS | PFS). After stamping the images, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha Dies (SSS | PFS) to cut the work “YAY”. I added crafty foam die cut letters behind the stamped letters and adhered them in place.

Here you can see the “eclipse” look with the letters…

My next eclipse technique results in two cards at once. I stamped an older Pinkfresh Studio background stamp (Pinkfresh Lined Flower Background Stamp is similar) with Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink on one piece of white cardstock and Gina K Black Amalgam Ink on another. I kept the Fog piece as is, and colored the black piece with Copic Markers. I then cut the word “YOU” from each in the same spot using the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha Dies (SSS | PFS). I switched the letters between the two and added additional stacked die cuts behind each for the eclipse dimension.

It is hard to see but the floral pattern stretches across the background and letters for a continuous look. I added a white heat embossed sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Forest Friends Stamp Set (SSS | PFS).

Here you can see the added dimension behind the letters. You can do this with die cut craft foam or stacked cardstock die cuts.

The other card also has the continuous floral look. The sentiment is from the Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Bold Sentiments 2 Stamp Set (SSS | PFS)… and the “hooray” is from the Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Bold Sentiment 1 Stamp Set (SSS | PS).

And, again, the fun eclipse dimension…

Another fun way to do an eclipse technique is to add colorful layers. Here, I put the white die cut on top, with lots of rainbow cardstock layers underneath.

I also added a sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Bold Sentiment 1 Stamp Set (SSS | PS).

My next card uses the leftover negative spaces for a reverse eclipse look…

Here you can see the color peeking out. This would be fun for shaker cards too!

The eclipse technique is great for tone-on-tone embossed backgrounds. Here, I used the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio Embroidered Blossoms Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) and Hero Arts White Satin Pearl heat embossed on two shades of pool cardstock. I added dimension behind the letters and switched them.

The first card features a few heart die cuts with “hello friend” from the Pinkfresh Studio Bloom Stamp Set (SSS | PFS).

For big-time dimension, I layered TWO craft foam die cuts behind each layer.

The sentiment on the next one is from the Pinkfresh Studio Thanks Stamp Set (SSS | PFS). I also added a cluster of stamped flowers from the same Pinkfresh Studio Embroidered Blossoms Stamp Set (SSS | PFS).

This next example is a bit more of a traditional eclipse card. I created a background with the Pinkfresh Studio Embroidered Blossoms Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) and then die cut the letters with the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha Dies (SSS | PFS) and popped them back in place.

I like that this die set cuts a outline, so I cut that from colored cardstock to make the letters stand out more.

And my last card is similar to the last few. This time I white heat embossed on white cardstock and die cut the letters. I used the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes to add color to each letter and then glued them back in place with dimension behind.


Today I am honored to be part of the Pinkfresh Studio 5th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration. I am very proud of Pinkfresh… such good people who add a lot of goodness, kindness, and support to this industry. If you are new to Pinkfresh Studio, you can see their products HERE.



Pinkfresh Studio is offering two great deals…

Promo #1: Every new order or more will receive this adorable House die for FREE while supplies last! The die should automatically load into your cart, but just proceed with checkout if it doesn’t. They will add it in order as orders come in. Shop HERE.

Promo #2: Pinkfresh Studio will be offering FREE shipping in the USA on orders $50+, or discounted shipping for our International friends! Just use the code “APRESSFREESHIP50” when shopping HERE. This promo is valid until4/11/19. The code will deduct $5.50 from your order, which is the equivalent of free U.S. shipping, or discounted International shipping.


There will be THREE Grand Prizes picked from the Pinkfresh blog – Liquid Watercolor full set, set of 3 current paper collections, and the entire April Essentials die release.

Also, each stop on the hop is giving away a $25 giftcard! Leave a comment for your chance.

Pinkfresh will pick the winners & post them on 4/14/19 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please check there to claim your prize!


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Pinkfresh Studio products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha Dies
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfrsh Studio Embroidered Blossoms…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Embroidered Blossoms…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Bold…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Bold…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Lined Flower Background Stamp
[ PNK | SSS ]
Pinkfresh Studio Forest Friends Stamps
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Make a Wish Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Make a Wish Dies
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Bloom Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Thanks Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
[ SSS ]
Gina K Ink
[ SSS | GNK ]
Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
[ SSS ]
Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
[ SSS | GNK ]
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Whisper Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
White Craft Foam
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Therm O Weby 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Tape Dispenser
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
[ SSS ]
Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes
[ SSS | PFS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | SPL ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | ELH ]

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292 thoughts on “Eclipse Techniques + GIVEAWAY + FREE GIFT”

  1. Hello Jennifer, your cards are stunningly gorgeous. I love the alphabet stamp and die sets. As always, my jaw hits the floor when I see your cards. Thank you for teaching us selflessly, you’re awesome!

  2. Always look for your videos for new ideas and products. Thank you for always being a great inspiration and sharing yourself with all of us!

  3. I love that these PinkFresh Adore Dies have the little outline that goes with the alpha dies! Great idea! Do you know of any 2-4 inch alphabet dies that fit in the Big Shot? All I can find are the Ellison and AccuCut dies that are incredibly expensive.

  4. I agree the Adore Alpha set is so perfect for this technique. All of these cards are gorgeous, my favorite is Thanks Hello Friend, the letters really jump out on that one. Happy 5th Birthday Pinkfresh Studio, here’s to many more years of awesome products and inspiration!! ([email protected])

  5. Fabulous cards and video tutorial, Jennifer. So many wonderful ways to craft with some basic elements. tfs

  6. Hello Jennifer. Just wanted to let you know how helpful you are, no matter what you are doing. Even if I’m not using the technique you are demonstrating, there are always valuable tidbits in every video I watch. I am thankful for your patience and appreciate the time you take to include all the details on products being used. Thank you for all you do for us. XOXO

  7. Love these beautiful cards and thanks for another awesome video – now I need to go through my die stash so I can try some of these eclipse technique variations! My fave is the thanks with the Adore Alpha set.

  8. Love the inspiration cards. The technique is really great. I tried it with my existing supplies and the cards turned out great. I am glad the video is up. Really want to see the alpha dies in action. They look very interesting.

  9. Did not know this technique was called eclipsing. Thanks for showing and explaining so well on your video. i loved the cards created with this technique! 🙂

  10. Such a great technique. Will definitely try it out. This release looks awesome. Love those alphabet dies.

  11. Again and again, you amaze me with your creativity. I learn so much from you. I can’t wait to give this eclipse technique a try.

  12. I love love love everyone of the designs you created….have plans on creating an Eclipse design very soon…thanks for sharing this amazing technique…would love to win anything LOL…but especially one of the grand prizes would be amazing..

  13. Dear Jeniffer
    Love all your cards to the moon and back.. Thank you for the technique. Love and hugs

  14. Your cards are always so beautiful, and I always think of using pastel colours when it comes to the adorable Pinkfresh releases!

  15. Hi, Jennifer! One thing I have never purchased is alphabet dies, but I often love how versatile they are. Your cards are splendid and so much fun! I’m going to have to check into get a set…possibly the alpha adore one?!? Happy Birthday, Pinkfresh Studio!

  16. These are so lovely. I didn’t really understand why they were called “eclipse” cards until I saw how you did the variations.

  17. Beautiful cards as always. I love how you use the whole stamp set to create a background stamp to eclipse.

  18. I love this technique and happy to say I actually use it often! It looks great with this particular alpha die set, which I am also very happy to say I already own! So a good day it is 🙂

  19. this video had so many great ideas! I can see I need to invest in some gray and that black ink from Gina K. your cards are always so innovative and diverse that I always look forward to your videos for ideas, techniques, and motivation. Thank you!

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