Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #291 - Mardi Gras

Hello and welcome, crafty peeps!
It's time to celebrate at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week we are getting festive
and celebrating Mardi Gras! So break out those masks, beads, feathers. Think
party, drinking, dancing! Lots of choices to pick from! Here's what I created:

and the inside:

So, technically, this is really new paper I used. Like, the collection was just revealed last month.
I was lucky to be one of the winners of this collection during the CHA frenzy last month.
I wasn't expecting it to arrive at my door until sometime next month, so imagine my delight
when the package showed up last week. Just in time to make this card! But everything else I used is at least a year or more old from my stash. I chose one of the small images as my main panel, and picked a couple more papers to compliment it. I inked and distressed the edges of the papers, added some flowers with brads in the centers, and some rhinestones for some sparkle. A couple stamped sentiments finish the inside.

I hope you have some fun with this challenge, and link up at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to
see your take on it! For more ideas, check out what my teammies and our Guest Designer, Ina,
have created for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Avery Elle - Cheers; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Ranger DI - Black Soot; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Graphic 45 - Midnight Masquerade
CS: TE; Darice
Accessories: Ranger - blending tool; Tonic - distressing tool; Petaloo flowers; Hampton Art - rhinestones; brads from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


  1. oooooooooooooooh! that was a lucky win and what are the odds it would arrive in time for this challenge??!?! perfection! <3

  2. Love your card, fab image, fab colouring and great sketch Awesome job.

  3. Fab win and how perfect is that for the challenge???
    Woot woot woot
    Great job sistah!

  4. I have to say, some recnt G45 hasn't done it for me... but I haven't seen this! I will be ordering some-- I absolutely love the panel you chose-- want a poster of it! (Maybe without the saying...) Anywayyy... while your fabulous focal image has totally captivated me, I must also add that you accompanying distressed panels are perfect, and I admire the way you've combined two sentiments inside. Okay, done with my novel now!

  5. You fooled me Chris. I thought you would go way out over the top bright and blingy instead you created this most beautiful card. Totally gorgeous my friend.

  6. You are one lucky gal Chris, this papers are amazing. How delightful indeed to receive them in time to use them for this challenge.
    Love the distressed look you gave to the accompanying papers, what a beautiful way to frame this lovely Mardi Grass image.
    Awesome sentiment inside, I totally agree with it.

  7. Ooh, a G45 paper win is awesome! Especially when it arrived at the perfect time for this challenge. Beautiful!

  8. I had to stop and count the layers on this gorgeous card........omword, how amazing! Such fun papers and fabulous image, and I absolutely adore that sentiment you added to the inside. Really feels like Mardi Gras! Nailed it!


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