Friday, June 11, 2010

In the clouds...

I've had many requests for a tutorial on how I make my clouds, so I decided to try and get one made. I'm sure it's like anything, a million different ways to do it but this is how I do mine. ( you can click on the photos to make them larger)

First I stamp the base image and also make a mask of it. I used the new image, Lazy Days from Victoria Case for SCACD here. 

If you're not familiar with making a mask, it is very simple. Stamp your image on a post it note or a regular piece of paper and then cut out the image--the post it note will stick on it's own and I use removable tape to hold down masks made out of regular paper. I also save all my masks so that the next time I need one for that image, I have it.



Next I place the mask over the base image and make sure it is secure and no tape is showing.



Then I take my stencil--which I've had forever--I'm thinking if you don't have a stencil, you could print out a cloud and cut it out as your stencil, and then I start at the bottom of my image and begin sponging. First I use SU Bashful Blue but you could use a lighter blue that is comparable.



As I go up towards the top of the image, I always flip the stencil over so that it's not the exact clouds over and over. I also try to be sure that the clouds extend a few inches beyond the image so they look okay when you cut the image out.




Next I take SU Brocade Blue--or a comparable darker blue--and lightly sponge over the top of the areas I just did without the stencil--just to define it a bit. I've also used a lighter purple for a different effect too.



And that's all I do. After that I remove the mask, color and finish like normal. 



Hope this helps a bit!


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22 comments:

A Cards Delight said...

Thank you so much for showing how to do it! I love the sky blues in your cards!

Julye said...

Thanks that was very helpful, just got to make a cloud template and then I can play, thans Julye

Sparkle said...

Just lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!

Christine said...

Great tutorial! I always love your clouds. I just got a cloud die from PTI that I'm excited to use. Love all your stuff since I came by. Just so busy-no time to comment on everything!

Blessings,
Christine

Cami said...

Very cute card and great tut on your cloud background! I have a cloud stencil and never thought of turning it around! Great tip, Danni! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Cami

Kristie said...

Awesome tutorial, Danni! Thanks for posting it! Your card is adorable :)

Jean Addis said...

I'm going to try it real soon. Thank you for the tutorial, Danni. Your card is very cute, as usual.

dolcreations said...

Thank-you Danni so much for the tutorial! I love that stencil you have. I am going to get one of those, as I just have a cloud that I made myself..yours is just perfect!
I love your card....so vibrant and beautiful!

Kim said...

AWESOME tutorial Danni! Thanks for the fun tips! Love your card...Lazy Days is SUPER DUPER cute!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Kimberly S said...

Those clouds look wonderful Danni! Thanks so much for the tips. :)

Rachel said...

OOOh Danni this is a fabulous tutorial!! Thanks so much!!
hugs,
Rachel

Jacilynn said...

OH my, it's never occured to me to save my masks. great idea. love your clouds.
x

MarieL said...

Great tutorial, Danni and a cute card

cardcrazy said...

Great tutorial Danni and your card is adorable too!

Peggie said...

Great card, Danni. Love the colors.

stampinfrog said...

Fantastic tutorial and adorable card!
Hugs,Connie

Pam S. said...

so cute and awesome clouds!
Pam Going Postal

Michelle VP said...

Thanks for the step by step. I "know" how to do this, but I've never done it! The visual really helps break it down. :)

Dawn B. said...

I always struggle with clouds..This is awesome Danni... Love the way you created this.

Tina said...

Great tutorial! I will definitely have to give it a try.
Your card is awesome too, such fun colors.

Karen Wilson said...

This is fantastic, Danni. I missed this post, glad I found it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anne said...

Thanks, I'll have to have a go at this one!

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