Hello, friends! Welcome to day 2 of my GIU week!
I had so much fun with todays creation and was happy to revisit the eclipse technique I used to love doing.
This first card uses the traditional (3d) eclipse technique. Which is simply a layered die cut cut out of a prepared image, and popped up through the negative. You can use any die or punch to make an eclipse card. It doesn't have to be a word or letters. You can even use a stamp cut out with your Scan & Cut to make an eclipse card. Like I've done on the second card. They are so easy and fun to create!
The young girl in me so wants Julie Girls outfit and spunky attitude! ;) I love her. She is perfect for my preteen nieces. Especially my precious Eva!
(Typically you would leave out the inside pieces of the word, but in this case I chose to use them.)
(Typically you would leave out the inside pieces of the word, but in this case I chose to use them.)
Here is how I created this card:
- I stamped Julie Girl on a piece of Bristol smooth with VersaFine in Pinecone and colored her with Zig Kuretake Real Brush Pens. (can you tell they've become my favorite;)
- Next I used the happy die from Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut set. (I would have linked for you here, but it is currently unavailable.) I used my Gemini to first cut directly on her and then 6 more times through color coordinated cardstock to stack with.
- After having happy cut from my panel I placed the birthday sentiment. I used the happy birthday stamp from the August 2018 Sentiment kit called " ...there is no reason", but only stamped the word birthday.
- The next thing I did was attach my colorful background paper to an A2 card and attached Julie Girls panel centered directly to it.
- I glued all the happy cuts together to form my pop up and then glued in place on the panel.
- Lastly I added the enamel dots and washi.
I absolutely adore this card and can imagine Eva exclaiming "Eeeeek!" when she receives it!
Llama tell you something! This adorable guy from Angie Bloms "Llama tell ya something" was stubborn. (Lets call him Bernard) He was determined to not allow me to use him, but after a little coaxing, I finally won him over. You'll notice in the details of making his card how I had to be creative with his unsightly forehead and the dire need to slightly add to his neck in order to use him. Tell me he isn't a cutie!!
Here are the details in making this card:
- I placed all 3 stamps on a piece of sturdy white cardstock, deciding how I wanted them to stamp. (you can see in a photo below how I did this) After getting the hat and bow tie exactly where I THOUGHT they should go I stamped them down and cut them out using my Scan & Cut.
- I left my machines settings exactly where they were so I could have it fussy cut several more hats and bow ties in coordinating cardstock for me to stack.
- I took the original white paper back to my Misti to stamp the Llama in between the hat and bow tie. You'll notice in the photo below that I misjudged the space and had to add to the neck area to lengthen it. I did this by getting the stamp exactly where it would need to be and then ONLY adding ink to the area of the stamp I needed. It worked!
- However, I got ink on his forehead in the process. Oy! No worries, though! If you'll notice, I turned it into a cute tuft of hair. It worked out perfectly and set him apart from his friends by giving him even more character! Since I chose to not color Bernard, I also added a few bits of hair here and there with a black pen.
- Next, I added some confetti to the panel with an Echo Park confetti stencil.
- I then attached a colorful piece of DSP to an A6 card base, and attached Bernard.
- I glued all my hat and bow tie pieces together and glued them in place.
- Lastly, I added my sentiment and the enamel dots.
See here I shorted his neck space and got ink on his forehead! So glad I was able to save it!
This is the inside of the Llama card. This sentiment seems perfect for the inside of the card!
I rarely make fun cards and I am not sure why. These were so fun to make!
I would love to know which card was your favorite! Would love to see your version of an eclipse card!
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Oh I can not choose just one! Love them both. So fun and very creative hiding the boo boos we all make. Great job!ReplyDelete
I like the eclipse technique in the first card along with her bright and cheerful colors. I have the new llama stamp, but haven't gotten to use it yet, so it is inspiring to see all the cards made with it.ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards Bobbie! That llama is so dang cute.ReplyDelete
Love the Angie Girl stamp card. I always like new ideas for ways to use my small collection.ReplyDelete
I love the Julie girl card. The colors are so bright and cheerful. I have the eclipse technique on my to try list too. I struggle with using my washi to accent like this. I need to try that more because I love the look. The llama is cute. He’s not typically my style, but I like how you made the errors into creative choices.ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards, but I have to say that the Angie girl is my favorite. I love the bright colors! I've done the eclipse technique, but need to do it again because I love how it looks. The llama card is really cute... I think I need to add him to my wishlist! 😉ReplyDelete
I love the Llama. I need to add him to my wishlist. aagghh. Your angie girl card is colored so nicely. I love how the happy word is popped upReplyDelete
I love both these cards! I really love the summer colors on the Angie girl!ReplyDelete
Bernard is amazing! Fantastic save! Oh how i love a good save! Everything is just perfect in both cards! Going to have to try both of these out.ReplyDelete
I absolutely adore your first card!! Love how you added the eclipse over her skirt... so creative! Now Mr. Llama hasn’t quite caught my heart... just not into the llama trend... but I have to say your card brings me closer to liking him! Fabulous cards!!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the llama card! He is adorable and you choice of colors and sentiment are perfect. As always, thanks for sharing your talents with us!!!ReplyDelete
They are both great cards!!! I know what you mean about her outfit! Me too!😁 You definitely won over Bernard’s Stubbornness.!ReplyDelete
Both cards are awesome. Very cute ideas!!!ReplyDelete
Julia girl is my favorite. The way you colored her outfit, so reminds me of my granddaughter, spunky and quirky and adorable. I can totally relate to Bernard’s stubbornness. You did a great job of corralling him. Enjoyed today’s cards. Thank you for sharing your talents.ReplyDelete
Great save on your cute llama! I love the first card and how colorful and happy it is. Love all the Angie girls. Her outfit is totally rad! lolReplyDelete
Love both of your cards!! The girl is so happy and bright!!And the Llama is adorable, great way of fixing the ink spot!!ReplyDelete
So glad you decided to make some fun cards, these turned out fabulous. The first card is so cheerful! I adore your amazing llama card, the palette is so darling.ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards! I'm sure the recipients will love them as much as they love you.ReplyDelete
So adorable cards. Love the coloring so cute. Love the first card so cute, cool and fabulous.ReplyDelete
My favorite is Julie! I love how you've colored her and used that striped paper to coordinate with her clothing. Some more inspiration for the rainbow challenge!ReplyDelete
I love both cards. The colors are so bright and vivid with the girl and the llama one is festive and fun!ReplyDelete
To wonderful cards and I love the details you are sharing. Gorgeous. That llama is too cuteReplyDelete
Both wonderful cards, I would not be able to pick one cause they are both so nice!ReplyDelete
Bernard 😁...so cute! Both are fantastic!ReplyDelete
Both are adorable!ReplyDelete
So wonderful! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards, Bobbie Sue! I am partial to the Angie girl- I love all of the color and pattern on her and your card, especially the colorful stripes! Great work!ReplyDelete
These are both so cute but I just love love love love how you did the girly card!! The sentiment especially is awesome.ReplyDelete
Very cute cards! I think I like Bernard the most. I love the color scheme. And who doesn't love a llama...? 🤣🤣ReplyDelete
Fun and colorful cards.ReplyDelete
Two fantastic cards! My favorite is the eclipse card because it is different from all the others I have seen.ReplyDelete
Both cards are so darn cute, but I love the llama card. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us.ReplyDelete
Your cards are soooooooo cuuuuuuuuuute! It's hard to pick which one I love the best! I love the beautiful multitude of colors with your Julie Girl and that Llama is hilarious!ReplyDelete
Very creative and fun!ReplyDelete
I love the girl card a lot, especially the Bright a d bold colors!ReplyDelete
The llama card is adorable!
Love them both! I need to try an eclipse card. My Scan n Cut dx just arrived on Monday and the only thing I have had time to do is the getting started project.ReplyDelete
The Llama save is genius!!
These two cards are so cheerful! I adore the colors and love the eclipse technique. Your Llama, Bernard is so dapper and his hair tuft is perfect!ReplyDelete
Both adorable cards! I love the little hippie girl (Eugene girl here) and that llama...ReplyDelete
both cards are good but since you asked I like the girl the best....I'm not much of a llama person.ReplyDelete
I love the cards, but the llama is awesome. I love that stamp it is the cutest llama stamp I have seenReplyDelete
Love these fun cards! I love how you fixed your boo-boo!ReplyDelete
I love that cute llama card -- but the first one is my favorite with it's bright colors and fun patterns.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness- how awesome and beautiful too! I love your first card, she is young and so pretty, but gotta love that Llama.....have not ordered him....yet....LOL Love your creative touches with him!!!ReplyDelete
Great cards! Love the Julie Girl stamp and the fun colors! And the llama is really fun too!ReplyDelete
Super cute cards! Love that Angie girl with her eclectic attire. This is such a great technique. I will have to try an eclipse card someday.ReplyDelete
Nice cards! Gotta love the Misti..... With my arthritis, I had trouble with using the blocks (too thin) for unmounted stamps. Wood-mounted stamps were easier..... now with the Misti, I can redo the stamps if I miss a spot. I think I like doing that more than with the wood-mounted!ReplyDelete
Wow, they are both adorable but seem too complicated for me! Are the brush markers ones you watercolor with or use straight on the paper?ReplyDelete
Fun cards. The llama in particular is a cutie! It's funny how one can look Angie Girls and not really consider them until someone colors them and puts them on a card and suddenly you gotta have her! lolReplyDelete
WOW Amazing workReplyDelete
Great cards. The llama is especially adorbs!!! I also love the sweater on the Angie Girl! I had one like that once! <3ReplyDelete