Plastic Wrap Textured Sky – Tutorial #414

Whew, folks I am running behind today.    Ever feel like you are running, running, running and not getting any where?  Well that is me right now.    Really, I’m getting some things done but nothing that has been on my to do list.  It’s probably just the Monday morning feeling.

I did completely take the weekend off.  It was the first weekend I’ve had home in over six weeks so it was well deserved.  Patting myself on the back for that one, pat, pat, pat.  :)  Russ kept looking at me with that puzzled look on this face, like “don’t you have some where to go.”  LOL   Really, we spent every moment together.   Now back to the real world.   Time for a stamping tutorial. . . .  .

Today’s card was designed for my Stampin’ Up Down Line Team Technique Swap.   I needed to use the crumpled Plastic Wrap technique.  I used it in this scene and it gave the background a painted look.   I maybe on to something here.   Note, my photo above does not show the texture that the project has in real life.  You can see it better in the photos of the last few steps of this project.

Let’s get started. . . . .


  • Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Lovely As a Tree
    Paper: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White and Old Olive
    Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Old Olive, More Mustard, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze and Bashful Blue
    Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Markers – More Mustard, Soft Suede and Basic Black, Brayer, Silver Brads, Post it Note, Word Window Punch
    Techniques: Crumpled Plastic Wrap, Brayer, Direct to Paper
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    Die cut a Top Note Die out of Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot Machine.

    Ripped the edge off of a post it note and used it as a mask for the ground.

    Brayered Bashful Blue ink at the bottom of the sky area.

    Brayered So Saffron ink at the top of the sky area.

    Crumpled a piece of plastic wrap and dabbed it into Not Quite Navy  ink and then on the Bashful Blue area of the card stock.

    Used another piece of plastic wrap and crumpled it and pounced on More Mustard ink the in the So Saffron area of the sky area.

    Using the same plastic Wrap, pounced on Cajun Craze ink at the top of the card stock.

    Stamped the top of the tree using Not Quite Navy ink right above the post it note to create bushes.

    Removed the post it note mask.  Using the edge of the So Saffron ink pad, smeared ink from the top of the bushed to the bottom of the card stock.  I put it over the bushes to create another color of free.   Blue and yellow make green.  :)

    Stamped the tree using Basic Black ink.

    Using the side of the brush end of a Soft Suede marker, dabbed the color in the leafy area of the tree, not coloring it completely.

    Using the side of the brush end of a More Mustard marker, dabbed it on the leafy area of the tree fillng it in the rest of the way.

    Colored in the tree trunk with a Basic Black marker.  Added a bit to the leafy area to create the look of limbs.

    Used the edge of a More Mustard ink pad and short strokes to create the look of grasses.

    Used the edge of an Old Olive ink pad and short strokes first to create short grasses in the field.  Then added longer grasses with the edge of the ink pad in the foreground using longer strokes.

    Using the edge of a Basic Black ink spot, added longer grasses in the foreground. 

    Smeared basic Black ink around the ege of the card stock.  This really made the stitches in the die cut stand out.

    Added a 5″ x 6.5″ Basic Black panel, a 4.75″ 6.25″ Old Olive Panel, another 5″ x 6.5″ Basic Black panel with the right side of the card stock torn off, 2 Word Window punches with the right ends cut off.


    Added 6 silver brads and here is the finish card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

    May your Monday be very productive.

    Until my next post. . . .  . . .



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    15 responses to “Plastic Wrap Textured Sky – Tutorial #414

    1. This is truly beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

    2. Great!

    3. Tryly beautiful. I am a great fan og you rowk. Gorgeous.
      Greeting from The Netherlands

    4. Sorry for the mistakes
      I meaned: I am a great fan of your work. Sorry

    5. Another “wow” card! It’s beautiful.

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    7. Ahhh, that is the ONLY kind of weekend to have. So glad you AND Russ enjoyed it!
      Love the card and great tutorial. Hugs…

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    9. Margaret Thompson

      Mighty different and really nice. Really surprised me when I saw it – meaning the background because it had too many ups and downs to be a brayer. I like it very much.

    10. I didn’t know your middle name was Monet? or is it Renoir? :) very, very nifty! I will have to try this soon; I’m way behind on getting a bunch of cards out to people. As far as constantly running behind? welcome to my life :)

    11. This is so cool! Mine would never look this amazing though. But, I might try it anyway! It looks like fun!

    12. Such a cool idea, thanks for sharing!

    13. Love the look. I hadn’t heard of this technique before so thanks for sharing!

    14. love this. but of course it has a tree so why wouldn’t I and it is yours so why wouldn’t I. lol

    15. Very arty card! The fun you have creating your art comes through in your tutorials, thanks for posting them.