Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Creating Clouds Tutorial

Hi there fellow stampers and scrapbookers! Sorry it's been so quiet on the 'ol blog lately. Life has been busy, busy, busy with vacations, school, and getting the store ready for new products!! We have also been busy with classes and last week I demonstrated this card, which showcases a darling image from Sweet 'n Sassy (you can pre-order this set from the store) and a fun technique on how to make your own cloud background. I thought I'd share this quick and easy technique with you...

To begin you'll need a light blue dye ink (I'm using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink), a sponge, white cardstock (our Prism smooth is the perfect weight), and a cloud template. I'm sure that you can purchase cloud templates but I just hand cut mine from a piece of thin cardboard.Next, place your template at the bottom of your cardstock and use your sponge to pick up ink. Use downward strokes to apply the ink to the top of your template. Ink across the entire piece of cardstock/template.
This is the first finished row. Cool, huh?
Reapply your template but this time move it up slightly to almost cover your first row of clouds. Overlapping the cloud rows a bit is just fine! You'll also want to vary the cloud sizes so move the template to the right or left so that the clouds look random. Reapply ink to create the second row of clouds.
Here's my finished second row of clouds...

Continue this process until you've covered your entire piece of cardstock...like this...
Isn't that the best!! Someone in class asked, "couldn't you just buy cloud paper?" Sure you can, but it would be this much fun to make a card! :-)

Why not try this technique out today...and drop us a note or comment with a link back to your creation. We'd love to share!!

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