Monday, 11 October 2010

Listen to your Heart - By Sioux Jenneys

Hello everyone! It's my turn again and I'm here to share a card :)

I read somewhere that you could probably make a flower out of almost any stamp...it might have been Wendy Vecchi but I'm not sure!

Anyway.....I thought I'd see what I could come up with so here's a little idea :)



1. Start by stamping the leaves (16 needed) using the solid leaf from the Flower Power Plate in Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters onto thin card - don't over ink the stamp so that you can create a variegated look to the leaves and try picking up some of each colour on a few of the leaves.....cut out leaving a narrow border - you don't have to be precise :) as you are going to tatter the edges and ink with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.

P.S. I've had my cheapo paper distresser ages but you can get a brand spanking new T!m one here.


2. Stamp the heart from Stitchels Curly Dot Plate in Jet Black Adirondack Archival four times onto old book paper overlapping at the centre

- again it does not have to be precise it all adds to the effect when they are layered up!


3. Add a dot of Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Butterscotch and Terracotta where the little dot is on the stamp

- how convenient is that!

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 another two times so you have 3 layers of petals.

5. Stamp the flower from Stitchels Curly Dot Plate twice and again add the dots in dimensional pearls.

6. Make the background on the card by brushing Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Butterscotch and Terracotta with a dry brush using a very loose motion in various directions until you have covered the card to your liking :)

7. Draw a square using a Sharpie pen leaving a gap at the bottom for your chosen sentiment
....I chose a Stampers Anonymous T!m one and stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black

8. Assemble the parts for a pleasing layout and glue a large press stud to the centre of the large flower.



Job Done!
:) See you soon!
xoxo Artyjen

9 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, a job WELL DONE! Love how innovative and creative you are. And lovin' the dimensionals.

Sid said...

Very effective card, love the layered look !!

Daniele said...

lovely flower,great background as well
hugs

Helen said...

Love this, great layered effect.

She said...

Love this card........well done Sioux. S xx

Joanne said...

I'm impressed (did you like that bit of a pun) by the clean simple lines of this. The colours match that idea too. May just have to remember how to do this one. Very clever.
Luv Joanne xx

Jennie said...

Great idea, and beautiful card :)))

craftytrog said...

Love your layered flower! Great card Sioux! x

Hels Sheridan said...

BRILLIANT use of those hearts.. hey, you have excellent taste in stamps ;o)) L~OL x