Monday, January 21, 2008

Mardi Gras

How fun are these stamps from Flourishes? It's funny, a few years ago, my mom threw a Mardi Gras party and we couldn't find any mask stamps anywhere. I ended up designing my own mask (thankfully it was a pretty small party). But now, there are these available! The background stamp is also a new release.

For this card, I brought out a ton of glitter and shimmer. I coated the masked with glue, put on purple glitter, then outlined the mask and the feathers with gun metal Stickles. The mustard and eggplant are both sprayed with my glimmer mist concoction (pearl ex + hairspray). I made the word strip and frame using Jan's method seen here. I cut my paper to 3/4'' and used the 1'' circle punch. The card really sparkles in real life. Of course most of those details are lost with photography, but it's quite pretty. Here's a close up of the feathers. Here you can see all the stickles on the feather, as well as the shimmer on the eggplant and mustard.
Stamps: Mardi Gras, Harlequin & Accessories
Ink: Palette Noir, Lovely Lilac, Handsome Hunter, More Mustard
Paper: White, Eggplant, Mustard, Hunter
Accessories, etc.: Purple glitter, 1'' circle punch, copper brad, gun metal Stickles, shimmer spray


  1. How cute! I love this mask & not to mention all the sparkle!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. That is so fun and sparkley (is that a word?)...I love Mardi Gras! Let the good time roll!