Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Eclipse Card with Valentine Hearts

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Feb 7, 2018

Eclipse Card with Valentine Hearts

An eclipse card is a dimensional card made by cutting letter or shape windows, and popping up the cutouts from each window with foam dots or tape.  The "eclipse" refers to the drop shadow effect created by backing the windows with black or dark colored paper.

valentine hearts eclipse card front


Creating an eclipse card is fairly easy, but take a moment to think through the order that the layers will go in as you create the card.

General directions:

Use or create a heavy card stock to cut the shapes from.  For this particular card, I first ran the (flimsy) decorative paper through my Xyron machine and adhered it to card stock.

Cut your shapes or words from the card front.  Save the cutouts.

Back the cutout windows in the card front with black or dark paper.

Use dimensional foam tape or dots to adhere each cutout shape in its matching window.

Adhere the card front to your card base.




valentine eclipse dimensional card side view