Thursday, 16 August 2012

Dancer Card by Sioux Jenneys

So the 2nd anniversary fun keeps on going!

I'm here to share a 15cm square card today.

For once....because I had to think clearly about the order of stamping and masking... ...I remembered to take some additional photo's as I went ;)



1. To make the flowers I stamped various cogs and clock faces from the Tick Tock plate onto plain old copy paper (80gsm weight) using Archival black then spritzed them with Dylusion inks and Distress Ink and cut them out.....the ink coverage does not have to be perfect and neither does the cutting out! My kind of happy.....as you can see in the following picture.


2. Stack your layers and secure the stack with a brad through all the layers. Next fill a mini mister with water and liberally wet the flower.....carefully scrunch each layer into the centre....you will need to spritz each layer as you go....it works best with more rather than less water.


3. When all the layers have been scrunched leave them to dry thoroughly.

This will take some time...you can speed it up a bit by a blast with a heat gun...but you will burn the outside layers long before the centre is dry using this method alone! Trust me!!! ROFL


4. Open out the layers when they are dry to reveal your flowers.


5. I cut a slightly smaller square of card than the base card to work on and stamped the large dancer from the Dance plate using Archival black and masked it...stamped the smaller clock face from Tick Tock plate and masked that....stamped the wings from the Dance plate and masked them.


6. I cut some funky foam with a Sizzix die and used it as a stamp.

(Distress Ink wild honey).

7. I then masked that and stamped some of the smaller cogs in Distress Ink weathered wood.


8. Removing the die mask only.......I then lined the words from the the Dance plate onto an acrylic block and stamped them in Archival black....I inked the edges of the square with Distress Ink wild honey and faded jeans and attached it  to the base before adding the flowers with silicone glue.



Hope you liked :) See you soon!

Don't forget to leave a comment both here and on my blog post for the best possible chance to win one of the two stamp sets I used in my piece today ;)

Thanks for looking .
xoxo Sioux

26 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for the great tutorial on making the flowers. They are so neat!

Barb King said...

I love dancers, and think this is great, such nice dimension. Great tip on cutting out the frame shape with foam.

Anesha said...

Love this card, the flowers are just super!

Julia S-W said...

Wow, thanks so much for showing how you made this - particularly those absolutely gorgeous flowers!! I've learnt so much since blogging in January 2012 and it's posts like this that have made that possible. Sorry to gush slightly but it's true!!
Juliax

Alle mooie dingen said...

wow.... what a stunning flowers you make... also the stamp is really really nice... i love how your card is made! But then again.. i'm a big fan of you!
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.nl/

Louise said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for the fab tutorial too - those flowers are amazing!

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG, am totally in love with those fabulous flowers!!! The whole card is gorgeous, but those flowers really did it for me. Thanks for the clear step by stem!!

Tigs said...

Those are my kind of flowers! Love the card.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sioux, I love the idea of making stamps out of funky foam with my sizzix dies. I especially love the shading variations that occur when using this technique with distress inks. Thanks for the idea.

Tarnished Rose said...

Lovely! I definitely need to learn how to mask off parts of stamped images. Yours are just terrific.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Redanne said...

I do love to make my flowers the way you do but I have never thought to use cogs, they look absolutely beautiful. Love the dancer too. A x

Buttons said...

Blimey! That took some doing! LOVE those flowers. Such a clever idea. Hugs, Buttons x

Buttonsetc said...

Such awesome work Sioux! And the steps are so helpful - nice clear photos.

Yelowflower said...

WOW, I love what you are doing and the way you teach is Awesome. Thank you!

butterfly said...

Simply delicious... I haven't really done much masking, but this is so amazingly effective! The dancer just pings out at you. Your flowers are spectacular too... Love it!
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Great masking & those flowers are gorgeous Sioux! xxx

Von said...

This looks amazing !
Von x☺x

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

Little to add that everyone else hasn't already said! Great creativity with the stamping and masking! Enjoyed reading several entries here on your blog.
Chris/ Scrappylassie

Lesley said...

I love this....and the tutorial is fabby!!

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sioux, I love the way that you have combined steam punk cogs with your beautiful ballet dancer. They seem so out of place together, yet look amazing together! Maybe it's because they are both about movement. Barbara x

Esther said...

Steam punk and Ballet - great combination ! It shouldn't work really, but it soo does..love your card though it made my brain hurt thinking about all those masking layers ! Esther x

Paula Whittaker said...

Fabulous card

Lululiz said...

Excellent tutorial, thank you so much for that.

merryb said...

Beautiful dancer. Beautiful card!

Eliza Devine said...

Love the card and ADORE the home made foam stamp,ssoo clever.

Dawn said...

Love your clock flowers and as always a fab card from you xx