I was working on a project for my newsletter and realized how handy my DIY Cloud Template was. I also realized I hadn’t talked about you making one yourself in quite some time! Like, 2008! Part 2 was also in 2008, but part 3 was in 2009. I think it’s time I put them all together for you.
Making a Cloud Template is very easy. Grab your Card Stock scraps and your circle punches and start making cut-outs! I had the most scraps in my Whisper White bag, but any color will do. If you prefer, you can use the Layering Circles Framelits™ Dies (141705) with your Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (143263) and cut out a bunch at once.
I used these sizes of Circle Punches, making 1 of the largest and 2 each of the others:
- 1-3/4″ Circle Punch 
- 1-3/8″ Circle Punch 
- 1-1/4″ Circle Punch 
- 1″ Circle Punch 
Stroke adhesive along one edge of each circle with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), then let the glue dry. The circles are repositionable, so you can adhere them together to make your Cloud Template, then separate each one to make circle masks.
I adhered the circles together in random order like this:
Now your cloud template is ready to use. I am going for a sunrise effect here, so I used different colors. The retired Stipple Brush is shown, but you can use Stamping Sponges (141337) to get a similar effect. Another trick you might try is to use the Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (101731) on colored Card Stock.
If you need an answer to any question about making your own Cloud Template or any other technique, product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send you the answer and do a post about it. If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at email@example.com. Just make your subject line the technique, product or tool, such as Cloud Template.