Saturday, January 27, 2018


I have had the great pleasure of joining the Totally Techniques International Design Team!  As most of you who follow me will know, techniques are close to my heart.  I have been running a monthly techniques class for my customers for some 7 years now!  Nearly all my cards will feature one or more, every time I post!  You may be joining me from the very talented Barbara Meyer, or starting at my blog.  Just be sure to click the "next" button at the end of my post to carry on with the hop.

This month the team are featuring the Eclipse Technique.  This technique is all about die cutting shapes, words or numbers, from your background card, designer paper or artwork and raising it with layers of card or Dimensionals before inlaying it back into the cut out left behind.  It creates a  really subtle, but dimensional look to your card front!

After first protecting the top half of my card by laying down a mask, I sponged various inks over the bottom half creating an ombre effect.  I die cut the word "celebrate" (rather appropriate as I celebrate joining this awesome team) using a gorgeous new Sale-a-bration product, Celebrate You Thinlits.  You can earn these thinlits completely free with a $220 order from any current catalogue.  The best thing is that they will be carrying through to our new annual catalogue in June!  Well worth getting for free, don'tcha think?!

The gorgeous flourish and flowers that I stamped over each ombre layer are another SAB product called Beautiful Peacock, that you can get free for just $110!  So many freebies to choose from.  If you live in New Zealand and don't yet have the Occasions or SAB catalogues, I would love to send you a copy of each.  Just message me!

Next on the hop is Nadine and I can't wait to see what she has created for us!  Click the next button to visit her blog!

1. Nadine Weiner
2. Shannean Moncrieff
3. Annette Elias
4. ZoĆ« Tant
5. Kelly Acheson
6. Marine Wiplier
7. Satomi Wellard
8. Lynsay Mahon
9. Barbara Meyer
10. Paula Dobson

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
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  1. Oh Paula, this is such a piece of art! I love it!!!

  2. This card is magnificent Paula! Love everything about it. Love the colours and the way you have used the word. Thank you

  3. Elegant card Paula and a very subtle, but beautiful demo of the eclipse technique. Thanks for joining our team at Totally Techniques. Super to have you with us. Zoe x

  4. Hi Paula,

    I love what you have done with your Eclipse card especially the background (my New Year's Resolution is to create more of my own backgrounds for my cards, thank you for this example that I will definitely try). Congratulations for being part of this International Blog Hop and I am sure that I will see more of your projects in the future. :o)

  5. I agree with Nadine, it's a piece of art Paula ! And I love so much the inside part, thanks for the inspiration !

  6. oooooh! Paula! I love the ombre effect with the eclipse technique! Those colours work so well together. I'm addicted to the Celebrate You thinlits - glad to see another way to use them!

  7. Oh Paula, your card ist wonderful! Love everything about it!


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