Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Background stamping Sky

Today's Tutorial is about creating a stamped background sky behind your image.

I choose the beautiful image Swan Love from Shelly's Images.
You can find this lovely image HERE

Print and color the image.
Print the image again on plain white paper.

Cut out the second printed image.

Mask the colored image with the plain one.

At www.shellysimages.com you find a free image of clouds.
Print it out on firm cardstock and cut it out.
Place the clouds over the masked image and work the edges with the stamping ink.
Replace the cloud and ink again. You can use various colors to create a cloudy sky.

Here is the result after inking the background.
I used some yellow to create a sunrise feeling.
Save the cut out mask for the next time!

I made a loopy lace gift box with the image in it.
This is a different kind of wedding card.

Hope you all like this technique and give it a try and show us at the CDAC Group!

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.


  1. I love this technique. I have seen it on a few of your projects and never knew how to do it. And I love the sunrise/sunset effect that you gave with different colors added. And I love, love, love that you used the clouds freebie. Yippeee!

  2. Marion! You've outdone yourself with this one. Not only is the coloring fantastic, but the final wedding card is gorgeous.

  3. Wow Marion!! I'm sure glad I popped over here from CDAC!! This is a GORGEOUS creation and I love your technique! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. My goodness is this absolutely STUNNING, Marion! Fabulous job and thanks for making the masking so simple to understand.

  5. Can you do me a favor - If I give you my in-laws mailing address, can you just mail them this gorgeous card?! LOL! Fabulous tutorial and an AMAZING finished project!!!

  6. Awesome Marion - it looks so easy but so beautiful will have to have a try soon - Pauline

  7. Wonderful Technique Marion! I love it. Off to print off that cloud freebie, now.

  8. Thanks for the great tutorial and link to the template. LOVE the card and the frame!!! I have to learn to do them like that. Maybe you could do a turorial for that {wink)

  9. Oh Girls,
    Thanks for all the compliments. I'm so so pleased that you all like it so much!
    Paulssandy, I would love to do that... but it's a silhouette cutting machine file.. but I have some others and I sure can make a tutorial with that. So come back next week and I will do that for you!
    Min, sure I want to do that... just mail me! LOL

  10. Gorgeous card Marion, beautiful image Shelly! Wonderful tutorial, thanks for sharing, take careX:)