Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Glitter

Hey there Crafters, happy hump day!

So I'm back today to share those cloud cards I talked about yesterday. After my day at work yesterday theses clouds now match my mood. We are having a meeting with the Chief to discuss regional dispatching for safety forces which ultimately comes down to having a job or not :(  I'm a firm believer that God's plan is always better than mine so I'm praying for acceptance of his will. Here's hoping :)

On a lighter let's check out these cards eh? I have two for you using the same technique.
I created a cloud mask using the single cloud in Hero Arts set right at home. I love getting more out of my stamps than just what they were intended to be, don't you?

I stamped the cloud over and over again until I had the shape I wanted. I trimmed out the center and added some repositional adhesive to the negative. Once I had the mask adhered to the card I rubbed on broken china distress ink. I moved the mask around rubbing on the ink using various pressures to create lighter and darker areas.

The sentiment is from another Hero Arts set called Truly Appreciated. I of course outlined the clouds with stardust stickles for some shine :)

For the next card I used the same mask for a different look

Once again I masked the card base but this time I rubbed on broken china along with shabby shutters, scattered straw, and festive berries. I really love the rainbow look :)

I stamped the sentiment then added some faux stitching around the cloud to "frame' it. You know my obsessive need to frame things lol. Lastly I covered the entire cloud in stardust stickles and rounded one corner. I am entering this one into the Less is More one layer with doodling challenge.

I hope this inspires you to try to use your stamps in different ways!
Wish me luck at the meeting, I think I'm going to need it :)


  1. Love these 2 cards. Great inspiration and thanks for the tip on expanding the use of your stamps!

  2. I love love love these two cards the first one especially. And I love expanding the use of a product by using it in different ways.

  3. Both cards are beautiful, Kelly! Love the multi-colored clouds...and the bit of sparkle you added!

  4. This is beautiful, I love how the colours merge into one another!
    Super doodling too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Absolutely fantastic
    LOVE your card
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  6. I love them both, Kelly! Such a cool and pretty effect!

  7. Awesome cards! I love both of them! So cool!

  8. Both cards are beautiful.Love the simplicity too!

  9. I love the rainbow clouds, a beautiful card.
    And a rainbow - reminding you of His promises - seems apt, hope your meeting goes well.

  10. I prefer the darker clouds. And I hope that it will no longer be a prelude to sorrow and evil of the day. I love the joy and optimism, despite the fact that the card will less of the rainbow. I greet

  11. Love both cards but I have to say my fave is the blue clouds.

  12. Love both cards, but the one that zinged for me was the rainbow cloud - fabulous!

  13. Had to come over to the blog to see how you dun it. Amazing. I will definitely have to try this.