The first Friday of the month marks the start of the elemental challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers and Miri has chosen a very summery image, perfect for those tropical days we all dream of! You have to chose any 3 elements from the image below and incorporate them into your card.
From the image, I used the flamingo, flowers and colours on my card. First, I stamped and coloured a flamingo then fussy cut it out with a craft knife as my scissors wouldn't have given me the finish I wanted, with the legs in particular.
The dotty background is packaging I kept from a pack of cards and I used a piece of scrap card which I cut into a banner. For the tropical leaves with the flowers, I used the Trimcraft free download papers which I resized and fussy cut, curling to give a 3D effect.
I'm in love with the sentiment which is perfect for the season, even though the weather in Essex doesn't quite agree! It's part of a new stamp set I got from CrafTangles. I added a couple of glitter dots to embellish my card.
You'll see a lot more inspiration on the Daring Cardmakers blog HERE and I hope you'll join in with the challenge.
Have a great weekend - don't know about you but I'm hoping for a little tropical weather!
Dovecraft Flamingo Stamp
CrafTangles Oh Crab!!! Stamp Set
Free Trimcraft Paper Download
Stix 2 Anything adhesives
Everything else from my stash