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I recently discovered Alexandra Renke papers from a couple of my friends in the Stamp Junkies group on Facebook posting the most beautiful cards, like eye candy and I found out they used these papers on their cards. Alexandra Renke's papers are actually her own artwork made into these gorgeous papers. TupeloDesignsLLC also carries her washi tape, stamps and dies.
I have been going to physical therapy because I recently had a knee replacement and I wanted a couple of quick, pretty cards to take to the girls that work there. An eclipse card made from these papers are perfect!
Here's a Link to the first paper I used called Autumn Design Paper 12"x12" Blackberry. I thought this paper was so beautiful and I don't see blackberries on patterned papers so I wanted to use it on a card for something different.
Here's a Link to the second paper I used called Poppy Design Paper- Red. Did I mention a 12x12 sheet is only $1.39 and it is thick, not flimsy like most 12x12 papers.
An Eclipse Card is actually really easy to make:
Your background can be either 1) Patterned paper like I used here, 2) You can stamp your own background with flowers, etc., or 3) You can make a background with alcohol inks, colorburst, oxide inks, etc.
Once you have your background, choose either a word die or you can use your own alphabet letters to make a word(s). I used a My Favorite Things Die-Namics called Big Thanks. TupeloDesignsLLC has many MFT dies so check them out!
For these cards I used a dark gray bottom layer cardstock. Adhere your background with the word die cut out of it to this bottom layer. Make sure you put adhesive in between the letters so those little parts stick too. I just used a tape runner for this. If you have inside parts of letters, such as the 'A' I have in my Thanks die, put your letter A in the cut out place and glue in just the inside part. You are placing the letter where it goes only to see where you need to glue that inside part and then you can take the letter out.
I cut out Thanks again with the dark gray cardstock I used on the bottom layer about 4 times and I glued these to the backs of my patterned paper letters. You do not have to do this but it also will give it a slight shadow as well. You can also just glue the letters right into the spaces with no height at all, it's up to you. I like the way the letters look when they look 3D like this so that's why I used the 4 extra letters glued underneath.
Once you have glued all of that together, then just glue the letters into their respective places on your background. You're finished unless you want to add a few sequins or other embellishments. I didn't add anything to the blackberry card because it has enough going on with the pattern itself. I did glue some clear confetti to the red poppy card because there is a lot of white space but it isn't necessary.
I love how the gray cardstock layers give the letters a shadow around them.
I hope I've inspired you to try an Eclipse Card. They are easy and it was actually relaxing just sitting there gluing the letters together. Alexandra Renke papers makes an Eclipse Card super easy. She did half the work by providing such a gorgeous background to start with. If you make one, tag me on Facebook, I would love to see what you made. Here's a Link to all of Alexandra Renke's products.
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