Friday 6 November 2020

November elements

It’s the first Friday of a new month (and alarmingly that month is November!) so it’s time for an elemental challenge at Daring Cardmakers. Today, Kathy has chosen our inspiration picture (it's at the end of this post) and as ever, just choose at least three elements to kickstart your project. We’re starting our run up to Christmas this week so all the challenges between now and late December will give you a chance to really get going on the festive crafting.

I confess the busyness of that tree induced a sort of brain freeze for me! I eventually chose a five point star, colours and silver circle (inspired by the plate) for a one layer card. One of my trusty acetate sheets with die cut holes got used as a stencil to brush on silver ink as the first element and I doodled a bit round the edge of the circle with a silver gel pen. I coloured the stars with Copic markers then added Perfect Pearls in similar shades to give them the pearlescent sheen of the baubles in the tree.

Retro Rubber has an “anything goes” challenge at the moment, as long as you use a stamp that’s at least a year old, you’re good to go. My star was the cover mount stamp for Craft Stamper magazine in September 2011. A larger version is still available in the Stampotique catalogue as Jo’s Star.

Star by Jo Capper Sandon  (Craft Stamper magazine, September 2011)
Sparkle All the Way (Crafter’s Companion)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Delicata by Tsukineko (Silvery Shimmer)

Corner Chomper
Nail art gems

Copic markers
Silver gel pen 

Here's our inspiration picture this month:


Thanks for stopping by, hope you are keeping safe and well. 


papierelle said...

Great design!!

Debbie said...

i think i have this stamp lol - lovely card as usual - hope youre ok in lockdown

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love the shimmery stars and colors, the sentiment is perfectly fitted.
Thank you for sharing at RETRO RUBBER.
Stay healthy and safe.

Miri said...

I like the "simple" design of your card. The colourful stars and the cute sentiment look great!