Friday, July 7, 2017

July Elemental Inspiration from Daring Cardmakers

Hello everyone and Happy Friday.
For us here in France its the start of the summer holidays.  I wonder how long it will be before I hear the words "I'm bored".
Its my turn to host the dare over at Daring Cardmakers.  As its the first Friday of the month its elemental inspiration week and I have picked the pretty image below.
Its full of lots of lovely elements and who doesn't love unicorns?  Having a little girl in the house who likes My Little Pony means I am surrounded by them.
Remember you need to use at least 3 elements on your creation.
For my card I picked the unicorn, stars, colours, wooden stick and the gold edging on the cups and plates.

I wanted to make my card look like one of those carousel horses you see at the fair but with a magical element.

I created my background first and just added lots of pretty ink to the cardstock but I though it looked to dark so I rub a bit of white ink all over the top.

I then used several dies from Spellbinders.  I used the Die D-Lies Unicorn Fantasy set to create the unicorn which I cute from white glitter card.
For the clouds I used the Die D-Lites Flight 2 set and used a bit of gilding wax around the edges.
The stars were cut from mirror and glitter card stock using the Die D-Lies Lets Party Shining Star set.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.
If you would like more details about the dies I have used head over to the Spellbinders Website.


  1. Love, love, love Dawn! Gorgeous creation. Loved this Challenge as I'm surrounded by little men! Shabneez x

  2. Definitely reminiscent of carousel horses, really pretty card Dawn!

  3. Such a stunning card Dawn, it is so pretty and has a dream like feel. Cathy x

  4. Such a stunning card Dawn, it is so pretty and has a dream like feel. Cathy x

  5. Such a lovely card Dawn. Your inspiration picture is fab. So many things to choose from