Friday, May 15, 2009

Cloud Tutorial

Happy Friday all. Have you ever looked at something and said, hmmm "how did they do that"? Well, I have been struggling with creating a sky on my cards, and I often see these really cool clouds and wonder "How did they do that". Well, I recently had a mini lesson from Mary & Peggy and it was so much easier than it looked, so i thought I would share this info with you. If you look at my last week of cards, you will notice I have gone crazy with the clouds. I love the affect!


I start of with White card stock, Bliss Blue Ink pad from SU, my Great Impression cloud maker (you can also use a scalloped oval circle and get the same affect), and a make up sponge.



You then place the cloud maker on the paper, dab your sponge in the ink pad, DAB off on a scrap paper before you start on your project. This will prevent big dark blobs of ink. Continue moving your cloud maker/scalloped oval circle around from high to low.



Sponge until you get the affect that you want. This is so easy and looks so wonderful. If you get a chance to try it out, lmk, I would love to see your project.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Happy creating!

10 comments:

Ciacchina said...

grazie! ci proverò senz'altro!
Cristina

kssdesigns said...

Great idea! I never thought to use a scalloped circle! DUH! LOL! Thanks for the tutorial.

Deby said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I'm going to try it!

mamichelle said...

thanks for the tutorial, Kristen! I will give it a shot.

Nikki said...

what a great idea thanks for sharing :)

Lynne in NI said...

Thanks for the tips - my clouds never look quite right!

Cazzy said...

Oh wow, I need to get me one of those cloud makers!

Nice tutorial, thanks.

Cazzy x

Leslie said...

Hi there Kristen, thank you for the tutorial, I always thought it should be easy to do, but I could never get it to look right, thanks for solving the riddle for me!! A scalloped circle is all I needed, so funny. Have a great week, Leslie

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is really interesting, thanks a lot for sharing!

Stampin Mindy said...

Wonderful Tutorial, thank you so much for sharing I cant wait to try it!