Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cloud Tutorial and Give Away

GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED

Thank you everyone for all of the great feedback on the card I made yesterday! A lot of people asked for a tutorial, so here it is!


Supplies- White Card stock (good quality, smooth)
Makeup sponge
Light blue ink (Bashful blue and Soft Sky both work great)
Cloud template (I made my own out of sturdy acetate)




Step 1- Using just the tip of your cloud template, hold in place at the bottom of your card stock as you "swipe" your inked makeup sponge gently off the acetate onto the paper.










Step 2- Slide your template up just a little bit and repeat. Make sure you alternate the placement of the clouds to make a more realistic looking sky.








Step 3- After your clouds are completed, stamp and decorate as desired.










Here is my finished card
















Cloud Give away
For all of your wonderful support, I will be giving away all the items needed to make these beautiful clouds as well as the card that I completed just for this tutorial. If you are interested, just leave a comment and I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.

























66 comments:

sugar.doodle@yahoo.com said...

thanks so much, I have wanted to try this so many times.
Great card !
Amy

the Tapler Ohana said...

How simple - I never would have guessed it was so easy! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

reeds3755@yahoo.com
I love this idea, it is so great, was just wondering about something like this, and stumbled onto this blog which I just saved in my favorites :).
thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin)

Your clouds are awesome, Jessica, and I love your beautiful card! You don't have to include me in the free goodies; I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your card is and that I enjoyed your tutorial!

Lacy said...

Great tutorial - looks like fun to try

Riley said...

This is awesome!! i love the effect of this technique!! thanks for sharing it with us!!!

Gloria said...

Wow, what an amazing tutorial. Gonna have to try it for sure. Thanks so much for such a great idea and for sharing it with all of us!!

Gloria(GloriousGreetings)

dzcarrera said...

Wow, you make it look so easy!

Martha Inchley said...

Great Tutorial! I never thought of doing this with ink or with a layered look. You can also use the chalk pastels! Thanks for Sharing!

Joan and Amy said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial...these clouds are wonderful. And so is the tree card!!! Joan

Brenda said...

Great card, I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

What a beautiful card - you do beautiful work. Count me in on the drawing for the goodies!

http://stampinwithanita.com/

mikesgal said...

Wow! Thanks so much for this tutorial. You've made this beautiful card possible for newbies like me.

Diane said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!
Your card is awesome!!! And thanks for a chance to win!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Wow! Great card and I thank you for the tutorial!

~Hugs, Deb

sheila said...

Wow, so easy with a great impact. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

Sandy B said...

Wow ... you made the template ... very impressive!! Great tutorial as well.

I found your blog because you were kind enough to post a comment for a card I posted on SCS. Glad I did.

SueB said...

Thanx for leaving your blog link with the comment on my SCS card too, Jessica. Count me in on the t'riffic blog candy opp - nice card and AWESOME clouds!
later, alligator!
- SueB

Lisa said...

Wow. What a great tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win the clouds! If I don't win, know that I'll be on the hunt for some acetate of my own!

al_silver2 said...

You have made the most beautiful clouds I have ever seen...thanks for a great tutorial!!

Donelda said...

Hey Jessica, I've been browsing through your blog for the last 20 min. and I've gotta say, I LOVE your work!! I'll be back!

Monika said...

Wow, thank you for a chance at winning some great candy! You did a great tutorial, I love it.

Brenda said...

Lovely card...thanks for this great tutorial! Count me in...I'd love to win!
~Brenda H.

nancy morgan said...

Absolutely wonderful cloud tutorial, can't wait to give it a try...thank you so much!! And, your card's a beauty too = )

nettystamps said...

Beautiful card...TFS! and for the chance at such inspirational blog candy!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Beautiful card....great tutorial, too!

Bloggy Mama said...

Awesome card. I missed is the other day, but I loove the tutorial and want to go try.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway, too.. wheeeee...
Elizabeth (mybloggylife@Gmail.com)

Giovana said...

Jessica, your tutorial is so easy to understand and I think I will give it a try.
God bless
Giovana

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tutorial! Very straight forward, thanks for sharing!!!!

KOstvig said...

cool, now I know how to do it

Cathy said...

I am always looking for directions to make clouds. This is perfect. Love your card. Excellent job. TFS :0)

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Thanks for posting this tutorial! Love the look of the clouds. :)

Miss Iowa said...

WOW! If I had not been told, I would have assumed that your cloud background was a decorative paper. Great technique; thanks for posting the tutorial!

Ann said...

Jessica this is awesome!!! I love how you did this and your card is gorgeous!!!

kat said...

Oh, a free give away; maybe I'll finally win something! I loved your card; it gave the trees a unique look....thanks for sharing it with us.pjvl

Stampin Cats said...

Wow, what an awesome card. I have this stamp set and I am amazed at all you can do with it. Thanks do much for sharing the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Love those clouds! Love those trees!
This is a wonderful card -- simple yet so elegant at the same time. Thank you for sharing such great creativity!

Alyssa said...

Love your work! Thanks for the idea to use acetate and makeup sponges - very clever! :)

jmniffer said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us. jmniffer

Julie said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! Love the card!

Kristine said...

It's making that cloud template that's hard for me, lol. Thanks soo much for sharing your technique. I rarely use my trees stamp set, but now that I've seen THIS BEAUTY, I'll have to give it a try with clouds--that really makes sooo much difference. LOVE the sentiment as well. :D

ladyb266 said...

Love your cloud card and the template made it look so easy!!!

Julie said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'll try to make the template this weekend. Thanks again. ~Julie

milkshake007 said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial....your card is beautiful.

Darce Roberts said...

Oh my gosh!! That is GORGEOUS!! It seriously looks like a sheet of patter paper! Beautiful! :)

L said...

Thank you so much, I sub. to your blog so this came right to my box! I have been wanting to try this but have never looked up how to do it. Your tutorial looks great!

Mary Campbell said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I sure would love to win one of the cloud templates. Great card idea too.

Diane said...

Beautiful card, what a super idea! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Diane H

Kim said...

I love your card, I'm going to try and duplicate it. I will be pleased if mine looks half as pretty as yours.
Kim

Diane Stader said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial- I am going to try it today! Your blog is terrific and in my bookmarks.

Diane
SCS Lost in the 60's

Primas Primas Everywhere!!! said...

What an awesome tutorial.. I will definitely being trying this one.. Thanks so much for sharing..

itchsix said...

You make this look so easy! I have often wondered if it was printed paper people were using!

Thanks for sharing
Nancy

Kimberlee said...

That is soooo beautiful! I've never seen those acrylic cloud templates before. Fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica - I just found your blog - your clouds are beautiful and I loved your Dollar Store Friday project -- so cute --

thanks for sharing your talent--

carolfun

RockyMountainStamper (aka Melissa) said...

This turned out beautiful! TFS your creativity with us.

Anonymous said...

oooh! I'd love to win this stuff, Jess! I LOVE how you do your clouds, and I MIGHT have half a chance at 'em if I get your template! LOL ;-)

Great card!
Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever)

Annapurna said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I wish I saw this yesterday when I was trying to make my clouds for a card.

imastampin said...

This looks beautiful Jessica. I love it!

Stampin Cats said...

You really should sell these. I know I would buy a couple. One for myself and several to give away as door prizes and blog candy.

Jami said...

Thanks for the great tutorial... you inspired me to make my own!!
Jami (SCS sgtStamper)

Elena said...

Thank you Jessica for your wonderful tutorial. I would never think that it's so easy to do. Your card is very beautiful! I found your blog through the Google search. You have so many cool ideas! Thank you for sharing. I am so glad I found your blog!

Marie said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This should help me with a project I need to do this weekend. Love your card.
Marie

Toni said...

I have purchased cloud templates and tried and tried and mine never came out like yours. THanks for posting this great tutorial. I will give it a try......your card is beautiful. Thank you for your time. :-) Toni

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial! And what a beautiful card! I think it may take a few tries to get mine to look like yours, but this will make it easier.

sjwmsn said...

Oh, my goodness, what a fabulous card! I lovethe cloud technique and cannot wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Bernadette said...

love the card, have to try this with my tree stamps.