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…

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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. Your creativity coupled with Pinkfresh Studio products is a match made in heaven! Can’t wait to view your video. Lovely cards as always. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  2. Thank you so much for this video! I bought this die set at Simon Says CREATE and can hardly wait to try this technique.

  3. I can honestly say , ive never mafe a card like these.They are lovely . Im also a Pinkfresh lover.I dont shop often,but when i do i always find some fun stamps with them.

  4. As usual, your cards are amazing. Loved the video. Each card looks so unique, yet uses the same technique. So many great ideas. Thank you.

  5. You always give us such clear instruction! Thanks for the beautifully detailed videos. They make me happy! Loved the floral stamp set.

  6. What a beautiful array of cards, Jennifer! I can see some fun Pinkfresh products I’m pretty sure I need. Such a fun and educational Hop!

  7. Love this technique and all the variations you showed! My favorites are the Thanks card with the different colored letters and the Hugs card with the thick rainbow letters. Thanks for the detailed process video.

  8. Jennifer…these are AWESOME SAUCE! I love the added dimension that you add to your die cut letters. Sure is a WOW effect…you are such a blessing! Absolutely in love with your cards…thanks once again for sharing your wonderful creativity and inspiration. I LOVE your videos!!

  9. These are all so fabulous and FUN! They really add so much depth, dimension and interest to any style card! Love your YAY Birthday one! The techniques with emboss resist and adding dimension to each letter are wonderful tips, and the sticky sheet behind–clever! I love making eclipse cards as much as I love making Shaker ones. Thanks for the inspiration and all of the tips! Have a Happy Day!

  10. Jennifer
    Your beautiful cards and techniques inspire me every day. Keep up the great videos. Love em.
    And my granddaughter does too! Trudy

  11. Looks like I’m buying more product! Love the alphabet dies with the outlines- really adds pizzaz!
    The idea of making multiples at one time is brilliant! Why don’t I do this more? duh!
    You always inspire me, and my wallet shows it! Thank you for your inspiration!

  12. Fantastic cards! Was thinking of making an eclipse card today anyway, so when this video came up it really inspired me to go all out!

  13. Thanks for reminding us of this easy but fantastic way to use our card supplies!
    Once again it is so much fun to see your samples!!

  14. What wonderful things YOU can do with paper, ink, and a few supplies! Love these cards – so much fun and color!!

  15. Fabulous cards. I love the Pink Fresh products and what you created with them. Thanks for sharing and I have to try this technique today.

  16. I’m a big Pinkfresh fan. They’re stamps are so whimsical and fun. Thank you for sharing this fun technique. As always your projects are stunning.

  17. Jennifer, I am so excited to try some of these techniques. They are all so unique. Although I’m sure I have seen this technique before this seems so new. Thank you as always!

  18. Isn’t it amazing how one simple word can become so impressive with the proper technique? Love your artistry!

  19. Amazing amount of cards that you made, so pretty! I love this . The only picket Fence brushes would be a great addition to my coloring tools.

  20. I love your videos, watching always inspires me to go try the techniques. You make them look easy. Some I grasp right awsy, others i need practice. Out of all the videos out thete I find myself gravitating to yours the most. Thanks for sharing another great technique, off to try it.

  21. I didn’t realize this technique had a name other than “stacked die cut inlay.” Eclipse is a much nicer name. I’m so glad you used those alphabet stamps, because I would have thought the small outline would make it too finicky for this technique. Now I know better! Thanks, as always, for your amazingly informative videos and beautiful inspiration.

  22. Have not seen this technique before so watched your video in awe. I love this idea. Beautiful cards!

  23. As always you did this company proud. I love watching your techniques and learning from you.

  24. It always amazes me that you make so many wonderful cards at one time. I have a trouble making one with all the choices one has to choose from. Thanks.

  25. Thanks for sharing these eclipse ideas! I love all three of them! I really like the Adore Alpha dies & stamp set. The extra outline that they cut is so unique. I will be adding these (along with a few other things) to my collection! Thank you inspiring us!

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