Our friend celebrates her 50th birthday next week. I suspect she isn't aware that I know it's a milestone birthday, so have made this eclipse style card for her.
I started by using a Lavinia Stamps "Laurel" stencil with "Bundled Sage" Distress Oxide Ink just in the central area, fading to the edge.
I then used number dies through my Sizzix Big Shot die cutter to cut the two numbers out of the middle. I then mounted the piece of card on to a dark pink background. With the die cut numbers still in position, I adhered the middle of the "zero" flat onto the coloured card stock and then removed the remainder of the number.
I used a Hobby Art Stamp set called "Greetings for friends", stamped in Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" ink.
Next I cut some double sided thin foam strips and stuck them where the numbers would be. I then layered the die cut number on top. This means that the actual numbers are slightly raised and from the side, you get a little hint of the colour below. This is the bit which is called "eclipse".