Card Share: Making Puffy Clouds (after watching my guru)

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I know what you’re thinking. It’s one of two things.

  1. Oh Cathy! That is SUPER ADORBS! or…
  2. Oh Cathy! What the hell are you doing?

Either question will be accepted! Although right now, I’m more inclined to gravitate towards the adorbs one.

It started by me watching a new Jennifer McGuire video on quick stencil techniques (see the full post here), and thinking, HEY! I have a border die! I can make puffy clouds, too!

So per Jennifer’s tip, I grabbed my Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die set and some acetate and set out to make a single cloud edge to use for my own puffy cloud look.
I used the same two colors she used in her video (Salty Ocean and Mowed Grass) and followed her masking technique, too. This image above was just my first stab!

On my third attempt, I got the blending and clouds to look how I thought they should look, and I cut a panel for the scene using one of my Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies. I also cut out a panel to use on the card base.

I found an already-colored bunny from a past project, so I set him aside and then stamped, colored and die cut a heart balloon to match from the Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters set.
I stamped a sentiment from the Cuddly Critters set on the panel using my Mini Misti Tool, and then added a little foam tape to the balloon and the bunny and assembled the card.

Why did no one tell me how fun this card stuff was?


Thank you, Jennifer, for another great idea. Please do watch her video and get inspired today because that girl? She is goooooood.


Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Making Puffy Clouds (after watching my guru)

8 Comments on “Card Share: Making Puffy Clouds (after watching my guru)”

  1. #1
    Tammy B

    This is a super cute card! (Sorry, can’t bring myself to say adorbs, ever.) ? I will admit that I have a crafting-crush on Jennifer McGuire. She is amazing and her videos are great! I’m thinking about trying her tissue paper technique next. Thanks for sharing your newest love, Cathy! Can’t wait for your next video!

  2. #2
    Kathy Mc

    Adorbs. There, I’ve said it. Might have to try the puffy cloud stencil technique sometime, but right now I’m working on a card deserves use my new “Happy Birthday Beyotch” stamp from CZ Designs. My timid step into “salty.”

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Lol! See, that ‘beyotch’ sentiment would be PERFECT on a card like this. Incongruity is the thing!

  3. #4
    Janet Lech Picado

    Cathy please join us at the facebook page “Stamp Junkies” if you aren’t already. Jennifer and Gina K, and Catherine Pooler are regulars! Such a great group of crafty friends!

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