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Birthday Eclipse Card: Pajama Crafter Stamps | Build a Cupcake Stamp Set

Updated: Apr 14

Hey there, crafty friends! I'm so excited to share a super fun card design with you today that's perfect for spring birthdays. We're diving into the world of Eclipse techniques and adorable cupcake stamps with the Build a Cupcake Stamp Set from Prickley Pear/Pajama Crafter Stamps. Get ready to create a birthday card that's bursting with color and charm, suitable for anyone on your list, regardless of age or gender.


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Birthday Eclipse Card: Pajama Crafter Stamps | Build a Cupcake Stamp Set

Materials Needed:

Before we jump into the nitty-gritty, let's make sure we've got everything we need to bring this card to life:


(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


Spring Birthday Eclipse Card by Rick Adkins

Eclipse Technique Step-by-Step Guide:

Ink Blending:

First up, let's set the scene for our cupcake extravaganza! Time to get blending! Grab those Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks and create a dreamy sky and grass for the background. Start at the top with Tumbled Glass with the Cloudy Stencil. With the Grassy Stencil work your way down through Cracked Pistachio, and finish off with Lucky Clover at the bottom. Think of it as painting a picture of a sunny spring day right onto your card.

  • Don't be afraid to experiment with different blending techniques to really make those details pop!


Grab your trusty Deckled Rectangle die and cut out a panel from the center of your chosen cardstock that you ink blended above. This will be the canvas for our colorful masterpiece. Set it aside for now we will come back to this.


Spring Birthday Eclipse Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Stamping and Coloring:

Time to bring those cupcakes to life! Stamp your cupcake images onto white cardstock using the Build a Cupcake Stamp Set in an alcohol marker friendly ink and break out those Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers to add some color. Mix and match shades to create a mouthwatering array of treats. Once you're done, grab your scissors and fussy cut those cupcakes out like a pro. There is a matching die set (Cupcake Die) for the Build a Cupcake Stamp Set but I don't have it so fussy cutting it is.


Eclipse Technique:

Now for the magic trick! Adhere your ink-blended background frame onto your card base, then use foam adhesive to layer the die-cut panel back onto the card. But if you want a different look – offset it slightly to create a shadow effect. This simple technique adds a touch of dimension and whimsy to your design.


Spring Birthday Eclipse Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Final Touches:

It's the home stretch! Arrange your colored cupcake pieces onto the card, securing them with adhesive. You can use a light cool gray marker to add a drop shadow under each cupcake (but this is an optional step). Feel free to add any extra embellishments or sentiments to personalize your creation even further. And just like that, you've got yourself a Birthday Eclipse Card that's guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face!


Spring Birthday Eclipse Card by Rick Adkins Over Head view

And there you have it, folks – a fun and festive card that's as delightful to make as it is to receive! Whether you're crafting for a friend, family member, or even yourself (hey, self-love is important too!), this card is sure to spread joy and cheer wherever it goes. So go ahead, gather your supplies, and let your creativity shine. Happy crafting, my friends!


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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