Monday, October 19, 2009

TLC CLASS PROJECT #2 - FAUX CLOUDS

Here is another project my customers made at my Technique Lovers' Class last Thursday. If you've followed my blog, this card may look vaguely familiar from an earlier post. You can view it here. This card features the faux cloud technique. It's really easier than it looks and packs a big WOW factor. All you need is a scallop circle punch and a scrap piece of cardstock. Just punch out your scallop circle and cut it in half. This gives you a cloud template. What's that you say? You don't have this punch - oh, you just may have to get it. Not to worry though! Just freehand a cloud on some scrap cardstock and you've got yourself a cloud template. Next, you'll take a sponge or a sponge dauber and ink it up with some Bashful Blue Classic Ink. (I personally prefer the sponge dauber. It gives you a more muted effect.) Place your cloud template over your project and "swirl" your inked sponge in circular motions over the edge of your template. Ta Dah! You've got clouds! Just make sure to move your template around and in different angles to create the clouds. It's that easy! Now go out and make yourself some happy, little clouds! (I watched Bob Ross when I was a kid.)

That's it for me. Thanks for peeking in on me today!

(All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted.)
Supplies: Stamps - Branch Out, Sincere Salutations; Paper - Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink - Soft Suede, Rose Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue; Accessories - Circle Scissors Plus, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch (cloud template), Scallop Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon