Wednesday, June 5, 2019

MSC Challenge - Total Eclipse of the Card

Dear Ones~
I can't believe it's June already. The leaves are finally on the trees and our flowers are blooming. It was a long time coming this year. Today I'm hosting the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, and I have chosen to do the Eclipse Technique. What is the Eclipse Technique you ask? Well head on over to the lovely Karen Hightower’s YouTube Channel HERE and watch her video. The way that she applies the “hello” on her card is called the Eclipse Technique. Use any die for this technique, it does not have to be a word die.


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Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

And here is my card:
For this card I used the Gina K Designs Elegant Asters stamp set and the Hello Die. Card stocks are Barely There, Coral Reef and Black Onyx. Inks are Coral Reef, Tangerine Twist, Innocent Pink and Black Amalgam.  To do the sponged circle behind the greeting I used GKD Masking Magic Masking Paper.
 I first made a mask by die cutting a circle from the masking paper. I applied it to my card front and sponged the circle. After removing the mask, I stamped the flowers and leaves right over the sponging with Amalgam ink and then colored them with Copics. I die cut the HELLO from the card front, made 3 black die cuts of the HELLO as well, and stacked them together. In Karen's video she used foam tape to pop up the die cut, I used the layers. The final touch was to apply some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Buttermilk.

Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments!



  1. Beautiful card Judy with all the pretty bright color!! We need bright color right now as it is once again raining today! I am bound and determined to give this a try before the challenge ends, looks fun!!

  2. Your colors are glorious and your Elegant Asters really are elegant! Beautifully done!

  3. This is spectacular, Judy! Wow, I love the color and techniques on this. Great dimension. Just beautiful!

  4. Very beautiful!! Love the layout and colors.

  5. Really beautiful and impressive card, the circle and the shadow behind the sentiment are fabulous details!

  6. That is such a gorgeous card. I love the colors and the beautiful asters.

  7. What beautiful stamping & I love that hello die! Wonderful card!

  8. Your coloring on this one is superb! The Asters just pop right off the card front! So happy I stopped in this morning! So much inspiration! I have been a little preoccupied planning a huge party for the hubsters, so pardon my late comments. HUGS my friend!