Friday, 15 March 2019

Never too Late for Mardis Gras

Morning all.  I'm here with another DT card for this month's Sparkles Monthly Challenge.  We want you to create a stamped background for your card.  When it came to making my card I was looking through my stamps and couldn't resist creating a little Mardis Gras for my blog.  I've had this stamp set, from Avery Elle, for donkey's years.  I'm not sure if it's still available.  I fell in love with it but have rarely used it so this seemed like an opportunity not to miss.  I'm only a couple of weeks late for the actual event and the party does seem to go on for a while in New Orleans so I think I'm OK.  

I used the traditional colours of purple, green and gold. The stamp set comes with lots of tiny elements (stars, feathers, diamonds etc) so I loaded them all onto my stamp platform and covered them in gold embossing powder.  I then inked over the top with distress ink.  I stamped the mask and the sentiment in the same way and used purple colours on that before cutting it out and mounting it on my background.  Then I added my sentiment and a few 'Dame Edna' touches.  Voila!  Did you know that Mardis Gras is actually French for 'fat Tuesday'.  Don't say my blog isn't educational.  You'll be thanking me when that one comes up on Pointless.

Pop over and join the fun.  We do love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. fabulous stamps and colours,great card

  2. a very stylish card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  3. This is perfect for Mardi Gras! and the colors too are great!!

  4. Gorgeous card and colors Dawn, I love the gold embossing!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. A super card Dawn, you have created a fabulous background for your beautiful mask.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Oh Dawn, I just love this beautiful masked Mardi Gras card :)

  7. Gorgeous, love the green/purple combo with a hint of gold. Emmax