Hi Everyone, It’s Renee’ from Delaney Jane Cards here with a different take on the eclipse technique. Many times we see it done with words but I thought I could achieve something similar with the beautiful Tranquility Layering Dies and Handwritten Thanks. When I’m feeling stuck I often try to use a favorite technique or product in a new way.

Today that technique was similar to the Eclipse technique but could also qualify as Inlay. These layering dies, they create so much opportunity for experimenting and stretching not only your supplies but skills as well!

For this card I ink blended an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock using the Kitch Flamingo and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Colors. Then I trimmed this into two separate panels.

I die cut the Handwritten Thanks die from the panel where I wanted it to be on the finished card.

I removed the die cut and placed the tranquility Layer A from the same piece of cardstock where the final piece will be on that card panel.

This cut the place holder for the finished layered tranquility layered die set. I die cut each of the layers from both black and a coordinating cardstock. Layer C from yellow and Layer B from Pink.

I die cut the shadow layer from the Handwritten Thanks from black cardstock when I did all my die cutting. After I had all my layers, I adhered each layer to a coordinating black piece of cardstock. This will create additional drama in the final die cut design. These layers will not only add additional depth but by using black it will add a visual outline for each layer as it is viewed from the side.

By cutting the top layer, Layer A, from that initial panel, this creates the basic eclipse pattern. If I had simply stacked black die cuts under the top layer and then put it back exactly where I die cut it from, I’d have created an eclipse design. By putting the entire stack of die cuts in this layer die set together, I also achieve the inlay die cut technique, the eclipse technique and I create additional depth in the design.

I finished this card off by layering that thanks onto the edge of the tranquility medallion and added sparkle and shine with the fairy jewels in clear by Open Studio.

I’d love to know what you think of my design and of this super fun attempt at adding a twist to the eclipse technique. Please let me know in the comments.

Also, if you’d like to see how my card came together, you can click on the video below.

Thank you so much for checking out my card today.

As I always say,

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