How to Make Clouds the Stampin’ Up! Way…
You will need the following items:
1- Classic or Craft ink
2- The oval or round scallop punch
3- A piece of Whisper white card stock
4- A Stampin’ Sponge wedge
5- A scrap of cardstock for your template
(Note: the more you practice the better your clouds will look and remember – perfection doesn’t exist in nature)
Your template- there are commercial templates out there, but our punches make cool templates and are usable for other stuff too. The round scallop will give your clouds a wider curve to the scallop the oval makes smaller ones. For this tutorial I used the new oval scallop. (I have used both before)
1- First, punch 2 ovals out of your scrap cardstock.
It will look like this:
2- Then using liquid glue, attach the two ovals together in a pleasing shape. Sometimes one oval is taller rather than wide sometimes not.
3- Now let’s open our ink and ink the curved part of the wedge. I prefer the Stampin’ Sponges cut into wedges to other sponge products as I feel they give a more subtle effect due to the way they are made.
4- Position the template at the top of where you want the sky to be and lightly brush the sponge off the template to the top. Move the template to the right (or left if you are a lefty) then move down the page varying the angle and space as you create your clouds. You can even turn it to use another side. If it is not dark enough you can always go over the ink with a second sponging.
Here is inking.
Here is the result:
5- As you move down the page you can see the clouds develop. Keep going until you are ready for a grass line then stop.
This is a simple tutorial. I hope it is useful and helps. My apologies for the spacing – I am having graphics placement issues with this post. Happy Stamping!
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator