Eclipse Technique with 3D Embossing Folders – Terrific Tags with Michelle

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle here. Have you tried the eclipse technique with embossing folders? I have tried it with stamps and dies before, but for my project today, I thought I would try it with embossing folders and you know what? It is so pretty!

Eclipse technique with embossing folders

With my Terrific Tags with Michelle series so far, I have shown how you can create standalone tags as well as add them on to cards. For this project, I wanted to show you how you can combine a tag on to a card with a design in mind – eclipse embossing.

I started off by running a panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock through my die cutting machine with the Blooming Through The Seasons 3D Embossing Folder from the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Seasonal Blooms.

Eclipse technique with embossing folders

Adding Color

The Terrific Tag was die cut in to the panel and the tag ink blended. I used Sunray and Snapdragon from the Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Ink Set. Rubellite and Razzleberry from the Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Ink Set. Followed by Midnight Violet from the Shades of Purple Crisp Dye Ink Set.

I think these colors look so pretty blended together! To enhance the embossing further, the tag was re-run through my die cutting machine in the embossing folder and then white pigment ink added to the raised areas. I shared how to do this in my last post and video using Pigment Inks.

Eclipse technique with embossing folders

Creating the Eclipse

The panel that I cut the tag from was adhered to an A2 white card base. I then popped the tag up with four die cut tags underneath and added it to the card. The sentiment from the kit was die cut from white cardstock twice and stacked up on top of the shadow cut from Translucent Vellum.

It was adhered on to the tag with tiny dots of glue. I took the accompanying sentiment from the Enchanted Iris Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I love how that when the tag gets added back in/on to the panel, it complete the embossing over the whole card. It is such a pretty look! You can see how I created the card in the process video below or over on YouTube.

I hope that has inspired you to try the eclipse technique with embossing folders. Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!


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Linda BL November 6, 2021 - 10:42 AM

Great card! Thanks for showing the technique in your video.

Marisela Delgado November 6, 2021 - 11:15 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colors.

Andrea Megan Hastilow November 7, 2021 - 6:29 AM

So pretty, you’re right those colours look so gorgeous next to each other. Very impressive tag card, thank you for the inspiration x

Karen Hale November 7, 2021 - 11:21 AM

Beautiful card, Michelle and love this technique! Thanks for sharing.

karen514 November 7, 2021 - 9:38 PM

This is so gorgeous! I love the eclipse technique and the colors you chose for the tag are stunning!

Rosali B November 8, 2021 - 7:02 AM

This is stunning! Love every inch of it! Especially the white embossed texture of the background and the gorgeous colors on the tag!

Kelli November 11, 2021 - 6:34 PM

Beautiful card Michelle! I was trying to find you online but all the links to FB, IG etc say they are broken. Where can I find you? Thanks! Would just love to see more of your work :)

Michelle Short November 13, 2021 - 12:57 PM

Hi Kelli, thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m so sorry about the links. I will get them fixed asap. I appreciate you letting me know. My blog is and my Instagram is @thecardgrotto thank you so much! :)

Michelle Short November 13, 2021 - 1:02 PM

Hi Kelli, thank you so much fir your kind comment. Im really sorry about the broken links. I’ll get them fixed as soon as possible! I appreciate you letting me know. I blog over at and my Instagram account is @thecardgrotto thank you! :)


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