Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It's Mardi Grass!!!!!

Hello everyone: It's a brand new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH and the theme is MARDI GRASS.  I've never been to one of this fabulous celebrations but I've been to New Orleans a couple of times with my hubby and let me tell you, Bourbon Street needs no parades to celebrate every night and, oh boy, did we ever!!  I'll skip all the.....blushing details 😘to share with you the card I made and I hope it inspire you to join us in the gallery.

This fun and fabulous images are from a Verve Stamps set called Masquerade and, just so you know, there are companion dies for the masks and the dress.
I chose really vivid colors to create this card, I stamped the dress with Versafine black ink several times onto a piece of lime green card stock and then, clear heat emboss it and fussy cut, the mask was stamped onto a piece of neon pink card stock with Picked Raspberries distress ink which I also used for the feathers, stamping them twice and then, fussy cut, I die cut the mask, I wish there was a die for the feathers too.
I added a "few" Rhine Stones for even more bling. Now, the bow on the dress was to cover a smudge I accidentally made with my inky fingers, I was 😡because I was done with this panel and I didn't want to start over so, I went into my stash of left over ribbons and I found this perfect piece that had a bit of lime green on it.....Wham!! perfect match and a saved card.
I hope you can see the stickles on the feathers and the Wink of Stella on the mask.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

I die cut a little panel for my sentiment, with the Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, I placed a piece of neon green card stock behind it just for fun. The sentiment, little feather and colorful horn are from a set by Power Poppy called "Marcella's Mixed Tape 2" 

Ok, are you inspired now to create some fun Mardi Grass, Fat Tuesday, Carnival cards? Think masks, feathers, parades, parties, dancing, drinking and having a good old time.
Need more fun inspiration? hop over to the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog or visit my awesome teammates blogs and see what they created to give you some more ideas. 
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping. 
Hugs from Maria.


Viv said...

Fab card here Maria!love that pretty dress and the super coloured mask too. Another great creation mf ;) hugs Viv xx

lauren bergold said...

first off guess what?! the permalink totally totally worked!!!!!!!!!!!!! go, you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! secondly: awesome, gorgeous, super-fun super-vibrant mardi gras card! <3

Chris Dring said...

I second what Lauren said! Woo hoo! The permalink worked!! Your card is all out amazing!!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous job on the challenge, gorgeous dress and great use of the stickles, rhinestones and wink of stella. Kudos to you your like worked perfect!!!

Donna said...

Ohhhhh gorgeous card Maria!! The bright colours are AMAZING!!!
And look at you go with your permalink!! You got it sister!!! Easy once you get it once huh?
I am soooo jealous you have been to New Orleans, I would love to go...someday...

Mary Fish said...

the belle of the ball!

Mimi said...

What an attractive festive card! Why do you need a die for the feathers when you can fussy-cut like that??? (I know, I know: time...). This is marvelous-- I certainly am feeling celabratory just looking at it!

Ina G said...

Totally cool card. So colourful outside and inside.

Aileen Ryan said...

Fabulous card Maria, love your design, so bright and vibrant. Im sure I have a stamp tucked away that is NBUS and should come out to play. Just have to remember where????