Monday, April 23, 2012

Apple Blossom with Fiskars Cloud Background


I wanted to share how I created  this sky behind around my stamped image using my Fiskars Small Cloud punch. I've always had a hard time coloring the sky after I've colored a cute image so I normally fussy cut them out. However, this adorable new stamp Apple Blossom by Elizabeth Bell for Whimsy stamps had a cute little scene that I didn't want to cut out. So, as I was sitting at my desk I spotted my cloud punch and thought I could using some art masking tape to punch out some clouds and mask them off  to create my sky. Here is how I did it:


Here is the image I wanted to create a sky for. I had already started coloring her but stopped when I tried this technique in case I made a mistake. ;)


I started by stamping and masking the main image first. Since I was going to color the grass, I didn't mask the entire image leaving some of the tape as a skyline.


Next, I punched out my clouds from the art masking tape. I like using this because it is thin and sticks nicely but is easily removed when you are done.


Next, I place the clouds around my image, overlapping the image in some places. You can see above that I didn't mask of the butterfly because I planed to cover that with a cloud mask.


Now I'm using some distress inks to color the sky over the masks. I chose two different shades of blue for some contrast and depth.




I'm finished with the sky and have removed the mask. So cute!! I love how it turned out and I'm ready to finish coloring the image with this beautiful sky behind her!

I hope you enjoyed this technique and will look at your punches in a new way - I'm probably not the first person to have this aha moment with my cloud punch but I wanted to share it with you in case you've had a difficult time coloring in skies like I have!!!

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13 comments :

Lou Mac said...

This is so sweet Carisa!! LOVE those clouds, they totally make the image pop!! Perfect sentiment too.

LOVE. xo

Leah Crowe said...

This is totally darling.. now I have a good excuse why I NEED that cloud punch!! Beautiful card and coloring!

Kellie said...

Ooooooo wow this is amazing, thank you for the tip Carisa, I even think I need this just to SMASH with lol! Absolutely gorgeous card! xx

faithnme said...

soo cute Carisa.. I too am just Now getting into coloring sky's on my back ground. But this is just perfect...

Noelle Reese said...

Now I need the masking tape right?? LOL Beautiful card!!

Herrmann Photography said...

This is so cute. I've just recently started coloring characters for my cards and I'm curious what size you print yours at? My cards are standard 4.25"x5.5" and I printed my first character too big so that it fills up the entire card. I didn't realize it until after I had spent all of the time I had coloring. Guess practice makes perfect though so I'll color her again. Lol!

Catherine said...

This is so cute, love the bright colours you have used on the image...

Theresa said...

Oh my word Carisa this is FABULOUS. Look at that gorgeous red hair and amazing blue skirt. What an awesome card. I totally love it. Love the layout too - I think I'll borrow it for my card tonight. I totally love it!!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Carisa. This is adorable! I love how you have used the clouds. They look just perfect. Hope you are well. I haven't been around much lately and I am trying to catch up on everyone's blogs. Hugs, Lisa G

gobeagirl said...

Hi Carisa. This is adorable! I love how you have used the clouds. They look just perfect. Hope you are well. I haven't been around much lately and I am trying to catch up on everyone's blogs. Hugs, Lisa G

Laila said...

Lovely card you've made, and thanks for the tut :O)
Hugs Laila

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Elaine said...

Thank you , it looks so easy and yet I never thought to do it this way must have a go at some clouds , Great card by the way Hugs Elaine

Cheribella said...

What an awesome idea...and I never would have thought of it. thank you so much for showing it so clearly. Now I just need a cloud punch and oh yeah...the tape too:)

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