1. Stamp the image you're using with your sky onto your card stock (I used Whisper White - #100730) to give yourself reference as to how far your sky should go on the card - I used Raspberry Ripple ink (#126859) and the Timeless Talk stamp set (#126605 - wood, #126607 - clear).
2. Using the 2-3/8" Circle Scallop Punch (#118874), punch out two circle scallops.
3. And then tape them together, slightly overlapping, as shown below, to create your cloud "template".
4. Using a Stamping Sponge (101610) cut into wedges, use one wedge that is "tapped" into the Tempting Turquoise ink - or another color you think is good for a sky. My personal favorite is Tempting Turquoise (#126952).
5. Tap the sponge into your color and then get rid of a bit using a circular motion onto your scrap/grid paper. This helps get rid of "rough" edges of color on your sky,
6. Then place your cloud template where you want to begin for your sky. Using a circular motion, adhere some color above your template and onto your "sky".
7. Move the template a bit and continue the process.
8. Continue moving your template down your card and add the sky color in a circular motion, taking care to place your template at different angles so the look is inconsistent and doesn't have a pattern of any sort.
9. The image you stamped on earlier will help you know when to stop.
10. And then I put some ground under my wheels (Pear Pizzazz - #131180). You use whatever works with the image you stamped.
11. I like to finish off with sponging all around the edges of the card. I think it gives a polished look to your art.
I used some Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126845) as an embellishment and did 25 of these cards for our Vacation Bible School's thank you notes to leaders of the event.
Those are a lot of cards!
And each one is unique!
Just like you! Show me your cards - I'd love to see what you did.
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