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Create an Eclipse Birthday Card | Video Tutorial | Prickley Pear Stamps | Build a Cupcake

Updated: Apr 14

Hey there, fellow crafters! I'm thrilled to be sharing today's blog post with you. Last night, I stayed up late working on a delightful project featuring the Build a Cupcake Stamp Set from Prickley Pear & Pajama Crafter Stamps. And let me tell you, it turned out to be quite the treat!

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Today, I'll guide you through creating a unique Eclipse Birthday Card using this adorable stamp set. It's a perfect choice for spring birthdays, regardless of age or gender. Plus, we'll be adding some vibrant color using the fabulous Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers. So, grab your supplies and let's dive into this fun crafting adventure together!

Create an Eclipse Birthday Card | Video Tutorial | Prickley Pear Stamps | Build a Cupcake

Eclipse Birthday Card Materials Needed:

To bring this Eclipse Birthday Card to life, you'll need a few crafting essentials. Grab your Build a Cupcake Stamp Set, some sturdy cardstock, Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers, a selection of ink pads, acrylic blocks (or stamp positioning tool), adhesive, nesting die set, a paper trimmer, and any optional embellishments you'd like to include. Once you've gathered your supplies, we can get started on this creative journey!

Create an Eclipse Birthday Card Video Tutorial:

If you're more of a visual learner, I've also created a video tutorial to guide you through each step of this crafting process. You can find the link below for additional guidance and inspiration.

If you have problems watching the video here on my blog you can always watch it on my YouTube Channel by Clicking here!

(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).

Eclipse Birthday Card Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Let's start by stamping the cupcake tops and cupcake bottoms onto your chosen cardstock. Mount the cupcake stamps onto an acrylic block (or stamp positioning tool) and press it firmly onto the cardstock using a suitable ink pad.

Next, select a cloud stencil and a grass stencil along with your favorite distress oxide inks to create background. Once you have the background inked up you can take a nesting die to cut out the center of the panel. This can be any shape. I picked a set of deckled edge rectangles to cut out mine.

Eclipse Birthday Card by Rick Adkins

Now, it's time to add some color using the Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers. Take your time coloring the cupcake and wrappers, blending colors for a vibrant finish.

  • Ohuhu Color Combinations

    • Strawberry/cherry icing - RV180, RV160

    • Cherries - RV240, RV200, RV180, & RV160

    • Flowers - RV200, RV180, & RV160

    • Blueberry Ganache - PB5, PB4, PB3, & PB2

    • Blueberries - PB3, PB2

    • Purple Icing - V320, V270, V250, & V230

    • Lavender Icing - V250, V230

    • Ribbon - V320, V270, & V250

    • Cupcake Wrappers - CG070, CG5, CG050, & CG2

Once the coloring is complete, cut out the cupcakes and wrappers with either the matching Cupcake Die or by fussy cutting each. Attach the cupcake tops to the wrappers.

Eclipse Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Now attach the outside frame to the card base with liquid adhesive. Place your center panel in a stamp positioning tool (or use an acrylic block) to stamp the sentiment. Then place foam tape in the center of the card base and attach center panel.

Eclipse Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Make sure everything is securely attached and aligned before displaying or gifting your handmade creation. With the eclipse effect in place, it's time to add any finishing touches to your card. Consider adding embellishments or sentiments to personalize the design further.

Eclipse Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to create your own Eclipse Birthday Cards using the Build a Cupcake Stamp Set and Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers. Remember, crafting is all about expressing yourself and having fun, so don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and techniques.

Eclipse Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Be sure to share your creations on social media and tag me for a chance to be featured. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Happy crafting, everyone! Until next time.

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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

Rick Adkins


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