Hi there stampers!  I needed to make a graduation card but realized I do not have any graduation specific stamp sets which is shocking!  So I thought this would be a great opportunity to try the eclipse technique that has been pretty popular this past year.  I can’t believe I haven’t tried it before now but there is a first time for everything, right?!?!  I also decided to pull out the soon retiring Delightful Daisy DSP which is absolutely gorgeous!

#graduationcard made with the #eclipsetechnique and #stampinup #delightfuldaisydsp

If you aren’t familiar with the eclipse technique, it’s very simple to do!  I started with a panel of Delightful Daisy DSP and used the Large Letters Framelits to spell out the word “GRAD”.  I then cut out the letters from the DSP using my Big Shot.  I also cut out three additional die cuts for each letter from Wisteria Wonder.  I then glued the three Wisteria Wonder die cuts together with the DSP layer on top.  I then glued the panel onto a top folding landscape A2 card base made from Wisteria Wonder.  I then glued the stacked die cut letters back into the panel and added the centers of the letters as well.  This forms the eclipse technique as it gives these die cut letters dimension so that they appear the letters are forming a shadow onto the card…ya know like an eclipse.  

#graduationcard made with the #eclipsetechnique and #stampinup #delightfuldaisydsp

I then heat embossed in gold the congratulations sentiment onto vellum and cut it down into a strip.  I adhered this to the front of the card and added some rhinestones across the front of the card.  The beauty of this paper doesn’t require a lot of embellishment and wanted it to be the focus of this card.  I am very happy with how this card turned out and encourage you to try this technique as it is super easy!!