Lovely As A Tree Is Eclipsed!

Lovely As A Tree Is Eclipsed!

When I started seeing the “Eclipse Technique” on Pinterest and Faceboook, I knew that one of my first samples would be making sure that Lovely As A Tree Is Eclipsed!!  As you’ve probably noticed in my blog posts, I love monochromatic cards like this one!  Naturally, when I picked the Lovely As A Tree stamp set off the shelf, I also picked one of my favourite greens to go with it.


Lovely As A Tree Is Eclipsed


  • Cut Always Artichoke Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Use Memento Ink to stamp a greeting from the Christmas Pines stamp set inside the card base.
  • Cut Chocolate Chip Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 4″.  Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.
  • Use Always Artichoke Classic Ink to stamp the row of trees from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set across this layer.
  • Use Chocolate Chip Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from Christmas Pines stamp set near the bottom of the Very Vanilla layer.
  • Use the Large Alphabet Framelits with the Big Shot to cut out the required letters.  Be sure to retain the cut-out pieces.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Very Vanilla layer to the Chocolate Chip layer.
  • Attach pieces of the foam strips to the back of the letters and place them back where they had been cut from.
  • Use some Metallic Stars to add a bit of sparkle.

Now wasn’t that easy?  So now just go wild and use your imagination!  I’m sure you’ll find lots of new cards to share, right?

These are the products used:

Now for another view:

Lovely As A Tree Is Eclipsed

You’ll be able to see more examples of the Eclipse Technique on my blog in future posts.  As I search for more “4 Letter Words” that are suitable for my greeting cards, I’ve found lots and lots of designs!  Some use Designer Series Paper (DSP) instead of stamps and ink, some use script word thinlits instead of individual letters and some use a variety of stamps and ink colours instead of the monochromatic design used here.  Why don’t you send me some of your designs?


  1. Marilyn Wagner (Post author)


  2. RSandoval


  3. Marilyn Wagner (Post author)

    Thanks, Karen! I love this technique – used it for our grandkids Christmas cards because each name has only 4 letters so it was perfect to personalize the cards for them!!

  4. Karen Bonin

    Love this design! Thank you for sharing. Had never heard of eclipse technique before.

  5. Marilyn Wagner (Post author)

    Thanks, Patricia!

  6. patricia ney

    This card absolutely, Fabulous… it. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Marilyn Wagner (Post author)

    Thanks, Beverly!

  8. BeverlyBL

    Simply beautiful! I LOVE it.

  9. Marilyn Wagner (Post author)

    Thanks, Lillian!

  10. Lillian Kemp


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