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Totally Techniques Blog Hop - Eclipse Technique

I am bursting at the seams over being invited to participate in this NEW to me blog hop - TOTALLY TECHNIQUES!!! It's a global design team with some incredibly talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world that will be sharing the same technique for each hop. This month we are concentrating on the ECLIPSE TECHNIQUE! You may have just arrived here from Zoë Tant's blog or maybe you're starting with me - however you got here, please make sure you scroll down and click on the NEXT button to continue on the hop.

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If you're new to me let me introduce myself - I'm Kelly Acheson from Menasha, Wisconsin, USA. I've been a demonstrator for 13 years. I'm married with one college age daughter and 3 older step-children. My hubby retired at age 56 due to health issues and is now doing all the cooking and grocery shopping - I've been trying to teach him how to clean...but haven't had a lot of luck with that. I do have to say I'm one very lucky lady! I love my job as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! Enough about me - let's get to the projects for today....


I'm so excited to share my cards with you - I love them! Here's my first one using the EPIC CELEBRATIONS stamp set - it's one of the FREE items you can choose with your $50 order (US) and perfect for the men in your life...and if you change the colors it will work great for girls too!


I have a video showing you some great tips when you make an ECLIPSE card and also a coloring technique that's so easy and fun here:

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

I hope you had time to watch my video - what did you think of the INK BLEEDING technique? super easy right? A few details about my card: I used Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist inks and the Dapper Denim 5/8" Striped ribbon. The 1-1/4" Circle Punch was used for my greeting layer with the greeting stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder and layered on a Lemon Lime Twist 1-3/8 Scallop - this is a brand new punch in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The LARGE LETTER FRAMELITS  are a must have! I've made so many cool things with these - from home decor to personalized cards and then we have these fun ones with EPIC and FUN - right? If you order the LARGE LETTER FRAMELITS with a little something else you can get both of the stamp sets I used for my cards for FREE.


  • Lemon Lime Twist 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2" & scrap
  • Dapper Denim 4" x 5-1/4" & scrap
  • Whisper White 3-3/4" x 5"

Here's the inside using the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY single stamp in Dapper Denim ink:


And here's the second card I made with the PARTY PANDAS stamp set - another FREE set with your $50 during our Sale-a-Bration promotion. The ECLIPSE TECHNIQUE is so fun and easy isn't it? I left the upper part of this card clear of stamping.


 But you'll see that this one has stamping on the upper part:



  • Lemon Lime Twist 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Berry Burst 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White 3-3/4" x 5"

Here's the cute inside. The flowery images are die cuts from the LARGE LETTER FRAMELITS. My greeting is the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY single stamp again from the big catalog...one of my favorites.


Which one do you like better - stamped or not stamped?


These cards were fun and easy to make and they always have a BIG wow with my friends and family!



Please click on the NEXT button to see what Marine Wiplier of France has created with the ECLIPSE TECHNIQUE:

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1. Nadine Weiner
2. Shannean Moncrieff
3. Annette Elias
4. Zoë Tant
5. Kelly Acheson <------YOU ARE HERE
6. Marine Wiplier
7. Satomi Wellard
8. Lynsay Mahon
9. Barbara Meyer
10. Paula Dobson

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Large Letters Framelits Dies
Epic Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set
1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Scallop Circle Punch
Aqua Painters
1-1/4" Circle Punch
Dapper Denim 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
Dapper Denim 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Party Pandas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black Baker's Twine
Stylized Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set
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Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad



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Shannean Moncrieff

Kelly - so great to blog hop with you! I am super excited too! And this technique is crazy fun -
these cards are superb - I love the colours and the images, they all highlight the technique perfectly. Love them

Sherlie Magaret

These cards are so so cute, love them,

Paula Dobson

How fun are these SAB sets with this technique? Love the one for boys Kelly. I am happy to be hopping with you!

Leslie Davis

Great cards. Can't wait to try this technique.

Zoe Tant

Fun cards Kelly and great display of the eclipse technique. Thanks for joining our Totally Techniques Team. Zoe xx


Thank you, Kelly, for sharing. It was fun to see how people from different countries translate the same project.

Lorraine Turner


How brilliant that you have been selected to be part of this International Blog Hop. I love your Eclipse card and how you bled the ink to fill in the stamped trainers. I will definitely be trying both these techniques out. Off I go continuing on the blog hop. :o)


I love you cards Kelly ! And so happy to have you in the team :)

Lynsay Mahon

Epic! That's a great word for the eclipse technique! Your cards are super cute Kelly! thanks for sharing them!

Satomi Wellard

What fun cards! Eclipse technique will stay popular for a long time. You've got me thinking what other stamps sets go with what words! Thank you for sharing.


Great cards, Kelly! Love it all!

Holly Saveur

LOVE it..super video too!

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