Seventy eclipses

A friend is 70. Can’t believe it really. Such a nice guy! So this is his card.

I saw the challenge at Just Add Ink and wondered what on earth Eclipse Stamping is. It seems to be this – where there’s a word or number cut out of the background and barely visible.  I don’t have a die cutter so that makes it difficult. This number was fussy cut. I used my Misti to make two identical panels so I could make more of a mess cutting it out…

You can barely see the top of the 7 in the photo – is that a success or not?

The stamps are Papermania vintage in Distress Oxides Wild Honey, Wilted Violet and Faded Jeans.

So entered in Just Add Ink’s Eclipse challenge #409


and Seize the Birthday’s “Just a Number” topping option. (Second entry)


I wish you happy:
A birthday, however big
Is just a number

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rochelle Blok
    May 18, 2018 @ 04:02:56

    I love your take on this weeks challenge! Fabulous colours and I can’t believe you fussy cut those numbers! Fantastic job and fantastic job on lining up the stamps on the background panel and the numbers! Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  2. TaeEun
    May 20, 2018 @ 05:51:45

    Wow! I thought you cut the number using dies!!! You have an awesome fussy cutting skill! The background stamping is fabulous too! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Jan M
    May 21, 2018 @ 14:32:46

    What a fabulous 70th birthday card, Helen! I too am wowed by your fussy cutting skills to cut out the 70 so perfectly. Such a great design and I love how the blue hand appears to be holding onto the 0. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Chantell Randall
    May 22, 2018 @ 13:28:35

    This is a great way to use these stamps. Very effective to repeat the image in the different colours. Chantell Just Add Ink

  5. Kim Badelt
    May 23, 2018 @ 07:09:11

    You are truly a dedicated and skilled fussy cutter Helen. I love how you use the imagery to suggest there is something to look for! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.