Thursday, 3 August 2017

Daring Cardmakers DT - August Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday!

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!
Shabneez 

Products Used:
Dovecraft Flamingo Stamp
CrafTangles Oh Crab!!! Stamp Set
Free Trimcraft Paper Download
Stix 2 Anything adhesives
Everything else from my stash



25 comments:

  1. Love the layout of your card and the tropical leaves are a fab embellishment. xxx

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  2. Love the way you've put this together, Shabneez its just perfect. Great design, great component parts - it all works so beautifully.

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  3. Beautiful card Shabneez, love the summer feel !
    Hugs Rose

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  4. Oh I love this! The texture on your card is gorgeous! It's raining here in Cornwall so a bright summery card is just what was needed. x

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  5. Really cute! Flamingos are great :) hugs, Sarah x

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  6. Fabulous card, love the summer feel about it, fabulous layout x Janis x

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  7. Stunning, bright and beautiful Shabneez!
    Laine
    xx

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  8. A lovely card, love the Flamingo they always have such gorgeous colours!

    Nicola ♥

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  9. A gorgeous card Shabneez. The tropical leaves and the flamingo look fabulous. I can sympathise with your Essex summer. We're still getting April showers in Pembrokeshire xx

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  10. wow super card Shabneez ... just love that tropical look and love the flamingo ... well done ... hope you are having a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  11. Love the curve on those leaves, really makes them stand out!

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  12. Wow superb card Shabneez. Absolutely gorgeous x

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  13. Fabulous card, love the elements you have chosen to use from the challenge x

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  14. Yes, the setiment is great. I love the tropical colours and images of your card!

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  15. Hi this is a stunning card. It is so bright and cheerful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  16. Fab card Shabneez, those leaves look very lush - I'm imaginging the rain as well as the sun!

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