Friday, July 19, 2013

Let's make some clouds!

It's my turn to share a tutorial on the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog! If you haven't checked out all the fun stuff there, be sure to take a peek! Lots of great ideas!!!

Since I am still getting my groove back I decided to do a remake of an earlier tutorial that I did on Making Clouds. I have so many compliments on my clouds and also still get lots of requests for how I make them so I thought it would be fun to re-visit this easy technique.

For today's tutorial I'm using the super fun Hula Lili

The first thing I do is stamp my image and then mask it. For those new to masking it's super simple, just stamp your image on a post-it note and cut out-voila', a mask.  I save my masks so that if I need to mask the same image in the future, I save a step!

You could also skip this step if you want to just cut out your image and place it on the cloud background.

I'm trying something a bit new today. Normally I use a stencil I've had for years but since I don't think it's available anymore I decided to use some die cuts--these clouds are from Taylored Expressions--but many companies make cloud dies for you to use. Or you could even cut your own out!

I decide where to start the cloud line and place the cloud diecuts there. Once I have them where I want them, then I sponge on a darker blue color--I'm using SU Marina Mist but you can use whatever you have/like. 

Next I move the clouds down just a touch and sponge on some lighter blue--I'm using SU Bashful Blue.

I just continue this process until I have the desired clouds I want. One trick I've found is to flip your diecut as you go so that all your clouds aren't identical.

You could also use other colors to make different skies. The possibilities are endless!!

From here I color up my image and finish the card. Hope this gives you an idea on how to add some clouds to your images!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Have a fabulous day!!From Millan.Net

If all else fails-add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

stamps~ Inky Impressions- Hula Lili, Luau sentiment,  

ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bashful Blue, SU Marina Mist, SU Real Red, SU More Mustard
cardstock~ misc white, SU Real Red, SU Whisper White,
designer paper~ older SU paper, 
other goodies~ copics, Taylored Expressions Cloud die, nestabilities, Craft Concepts Secret Garden embossing folder, rhinestones, stickles

copics used~ E00, E11, E13, R20, R30, R32, B14, B16, B24, C5, C7, C9, YG05, YG07, YG09, Y00, Y02, Y06, W1, W3


Crystal said...

Super cute Danni, and a fabby cloud tut!! Happy Friday girly

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous Danni. Love your bright fun color for LIli and the clouds look amazing. Going to have to try it. Thanks for the tutorial!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! This is amazing! I AM IN LOVE with that cloud background!! GORGEOUS!!

Chris Hanselman said...

Amazing card. LOVE the way you did the clouds!!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


Vicki Parson said...

Really awesome clouds Danni! Fabby tutorial and thanks for sharing it! :) Hope you enjoy your weekend! HUGS

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Great tutorial and super cute card! Fun idea to use the die cuts. I use a hand cut "template" that I cut from acetate (a piece of plastic from some packaging). I like that I can see through it when I'm placing my clouds. :)

Anita said...

How fun! I hope to try this soon.

Suzy said...

Cool tutorial Danni! Love the Hawaiian girl.

Karen Wilson said...

Love this tutorial, Danni!! What a pretty card to!

Kathy Bradley said...

So very, very cute and the image is darling - and the colors are awesome.

Lori Aragon said...

Thank you! I've been wondering how you create your gorgeous backgrounds!!! Your card is so pretty...the paper is so perfect with that adorable image :) Have a great weekend ♥

craftin-dawn said...

Fab card and great tut! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

Ashley said...

Beautiful card, Danni! I love that you added the image on the inside, too. Thanks for the tutorial!



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