Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cloud tutorial

I made this tutorial for Home of Speedy TV where you can find this one along with several others from Design Team members.
I posted these two cards earlier today and left a link to my tutorial on Speedy TV but decided I would post my tutorial on my blog, also. For details on the cards, see post below this one.

 Making clouds is really simple. I am showing a few ways
to accomplish it.

Dauber or sponge
Scissors if cutting out template

I have shown a few punches you could use to make clouds. I only used one of them and for the other I used a die cut template. I believe this is a PTI die. You can make your own template by stamping, punching, or hand drawing a cloud.

 I placed the template on my white cardstock and used the dauber to sponge around just the edges where there are scallops. You can see the clouds forming where I sponged at the top of the cardstock. I usually only sponge around about half the template.

Here is a card using the above method

For my next card, I punched out a cloud template using a Fiskars cloud punch.
I used blue cardstock and placed my punched piece on the cardstock and
sponged white ink inside. Very simple!

My card for this method:

Another way to create clouds is to make cloud masks and place over your white cardstock.  Be sure to tape your clouds to your cardstock so they don’t move around. I’m using a double sided scrapbook tape which can be removed when finished. Sponge or brayer  the entire piece of cardstock with blue ink or whichever color you prefer.You can use gray for a cloudy day or I’ve seen very pretty clouds in brown for a little whimsy .Remove your masks and you have some beautiful, white clouds. For my example below, I used Memento London Fog ink:

Shown With Templates

Remove Templates

Hope my tutorial will be helpful and you'll have beautiful skies ahead.


Hussena said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial benzi...i have to confess that in your earlier post when i tried to check out your tute i was asked to log in to the speedy Tv site and i was feeling too lazy to go through it.... it so much better seeing it on your blog:):)

Basslady said...

hun, thanx for this gorgeous workshop!

you are such a sweetie, to share this with us!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jyoti Agrawal said...

Nice tutorial. I will surely try it. Perfect cloudy effect.

Crafterkhush said...

This is fab Benzi.. I've tried the first one.. Now will give it a shot with the remaining two... Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial...!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So glad you posted this Benzi. I have cut out the clouds but made a mess at the sponging stage--any tips about that?

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card you did a great job and thanks for sharing the tutorial

Lynne in NI said...

Heee I love adding a sky, and I'm definitely going to try your masking tips! GREAT tutorial!

Shirley said...

Wow, Brenda, I love your card and the tutorial is one I have needed forever!!. Thank you for sharing.!!

Shirley said...

I love them both and I'm really in love with that butterfly and the sentiment too!!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great tutorial Benzi-thanks for the tips on cloud making-it seems easy enough

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous cards Benz! Love that butterfly and the big dog sentiment! Awesome tutorial!

nwilliams6 said...

I always use the torn paper towel method, but I totally love this one (actually all three you have here) and plan to try it soon. TFS!!!!

NanaConnie said...

Hmmmm, I wonder how many different scalloped punches and dies I have and never once did I think of using them to make clouds! See, that's why you're my friend and why I follow your blog -- you know all the great techniques and you write such great "how to"s! Thanks. :-D

Shelly N. said...

I have so enjoyed your blog. You do such wonderful tutorials and beautiful cards. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. For more information please visit my May 2 blog post.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous tutorial....incredible results

Bernie said...

This is wonderful Brenda. I've done the first one but never even heard of the others. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very helpful tutorial, Benzi! I like the final result. It's soft and natural.

Julie said...

Thanks for this great tutorial Brenda!!! I love your beautiful clouds!!! I will have to give this technique a try.