Tuesday, October 11, 2011

SEPIA SILHOUETTE

I just want to say Thanks to everyone who has contacted me or left comments on my last blog post.  I really enjoyed making that card and a few of you have asked for a tutorial.  So here it is!

I decided to do this CAS, sponged card in sepia tones and also make it a sympathy type card too.  Never seem to have one on hand when I need one!

Because I do so much sponging and brayering, I make my templates out of acetate, so I can use them over and over again.  Simply hand draw your hills/clouds across the acetate and cut out.  I also put a sticker on the acetate, so I don't lose it!!  It is all but invisible otherwise *grin*

Mask off the sides of your card with post-it-notes.  I didn't worry about covering the bottom part, since I wanted to taper out the colour before I got to the bottom.

Place your cloud template on you card and gently sponge your clouds in small circular motions, starting at the top of your card and moving your acetate down the card as you go.

I also move the acetate across the page, so the clouds don't look uniform.  (See the sticker position).  The other reason I like acetate, is that you can see exaclty how much colour you are putting on the card.

Swap templates and sponge in the hills, letting the ink run out before you get to the bottom of the card.

Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to place your sentiment where you want it.  I have used Word Play.

Using a marker, ink up the silhouette image of your choice.  For me, it was the single flower from Inspired by Nature.  Stamp your image.  Card done!

The colours I have used are: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  I would love your feedback!

33 comments:

  1. Paula, thank you so much for a great tutorial. I look forward to trying it out.

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  2. This is JUST EXACTLY what I needed. You are such a gem for taking the time to do a tutorial for us. Absolutely love this card too.

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  3. Another stunning card with your amazing sponging Paula! Thank you so much for your great tutorial - can't wait to try it now. And what an excellent idea to make acetate masks - it all makes perfect sense! TFS

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  4. WOW - another amazing card. You never cease to impress us. Thanks for the tips re the acetate.

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  5. Yep, this one's stunning too! What a fabulous idea to use pre-cut acetate templates; I was thinking you'd use a HEAP of Post-it notes! Beautiful cards, and great tutorial - thanks love xx

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  6. Thanks, Paula! I loved your previous card and wondered how you had achieved it. This one is gorgeous too!

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  7. This is truly an awesome tutorial which has been book marked and I will link it off my blog too. I just love your sponging and why I have never thought to use acetate instead of sticky notes, I'll never know! Another gorgeous card.

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  8. This is brilliant! Thanks so much! That's a fabulous idea using acetate - I'll definitely be trying this. :-) xx

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  9. So very lovely! And I do so appreciate the instructions on how to create these amazing clouds! Will be giving this a try soon. And I'm a new follower of your blog. So nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

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  10. Again, a gorgeous card! The tutorial was great! Thanks for taking the time. Love the acetate template idea :)
    (((Hugs)))

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  11. WOW... WOW!!! Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial....

    Faith

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  12. Fabulous card and tutorial...THANK YOU! Anytime I am/we are driving somewhere U look at the clouds and wish I could some - now I can with your tips/tricks...thank you again!

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial, you beautiful thing! So good to catch up on Monday - I missed you! Big hugs to you all in the Capital City!

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  14. Hi Paula, what a absolutely brilliant idea using acetate as a mask for your sponging, as when i use the rip technique, i sometimes get a good rip and sometimes i don't and there is only so many times you can use one piece.

    Thanks so much for sharing

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  15. Super stunning card Paula, and the tutorial is clear and wonderfull illustrated. Thanks for your effort and inspiration.

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  16. Thanks for this great tutorial. Can I ask please that you consider popping on Blogger's new 'Subscribe to POSTS' gadget? This would make it so easy for myself and the many others like me who Love S U to see your latest news and inspirational creations.If you do so, could you let me know so that I can become a subscriber. Many thanks xx

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  17. I had to come back and tell you that I gave it a go, following your instructions and I'm SO excited to say that I just produced something worth keeping! I have NEVER been happy with my sponging results. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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  18. Love it again. Great idea to use acetate must give it a go. Thanks Paula for sharing

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  19. Stunning card Paula, love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  20. What a stunning card, Paula. Love the sepia colours and using the acetate templates is a fabulous tip. Must try this out. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well :).

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  21. Awesome tutorial, thanks Paula. Can't wait to try it out!

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  22. Fab blog Paula, & fantastic tutorial too. Wish I had checked it out before my 1st attempt. Oh well, now I've gained so many great tips, I'll have another go. Thanks heaps. Belinda : )

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  23. Simply stunning Paula!!! Great tute too TFS. :)

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  24. I love your creastion Paula and do so appreciate all the information you provided for it. Thanks so much for sharing

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  25. What a stunning card ... and thanks so much for the tutorial. I am gonna use that acetate idea ... definitely a winner! And ... I always say you are queen of the spongers ... and you didn't disappoint with this one, either! Hugs xx
    PS: Sorry it has been a little while. I promise to be a better blog friend. Off to see what else you have been up to! xx

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  26. WOW!! (big smile) - the card (and the post before ) is awesome and this tut is just jam packed with fabulous tips. Thanks Paula I will really look forward to trying this!!!
    Kim xxx

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  27. Paula, this is just stunning. Thank you so much for generousity of sharing your technique with us. You're a legend

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  28. Wowweee ... this is FAN- TAS- TIC thank you so much for your tutorial ...can't wait to give it a go!!!
    oh, love your card by the way ... I really like the effect of the ink fading to nothing at the bottom, fabulous effect!!!

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  29. What a gorgeous card - and tutorial. Using the acetate is inspired - I might just try this, as I have never brayered or sponged on a greetings card before (I did stencilling many years ago).

    I'm so glad I followed a few random links to get here today.

    Paula x x x

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  30. This is so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  31. Wow such a beautiful card! My daughter introduced me to Pinterest - which is how I found your blog! I am so glad I did - I've found your tutorials to be extremely helpful to me. In fact, I now have a way to put to use the big box of transparency sheets my cousin gave me (they no longer use them where she works)!

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  32. It's a shame you don't have a donate button! I'd most certainly donate to this brilliant blog! I guess for now i'll settle for bookmarking
    and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!
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  33. Wonderful!
    thank you for taking the time to teach...

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