Monday, March 14, 2011

Late to the Party as Always

Okay, I meant to post this last week, but I was busy having my pancake dinner and throwing Mardi Gras beads to the passing wildlife off my deck! The rest of the week is a blur....must have been that wicked and wild maple syrup!

Here's my Mardi Gras card for 2011! I used the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group Technique of the Month, multi-color embossing. For this card, I started out with some purple and then added a previously created mixture of red, green and gold.

Venetian Mardi Gras
Stamp: collaged woman (Curious by Design)
Paper: Night to Remember (Creative Imaginations)
Cardstock: Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant (Stampin Up)
Ink: Versamark
Embellishments: 4 deep rose ribbon flowers
Other: Gold and Red embossing powder (Ranger); purple embossing powder (Stampendous); green embossing powder (Judikins)
Tools: embossing buddy (Stampin Up); heat tool; oval cutter (Creative Memories)

So where did I get the mix of red, green and gold? From making the card below with it's multicolored stripes of embossing.

Festive Flowers
Stamp: flowers (Above the Mark)
Paper: scrap from the basket
Cardstock: Barely Banana and Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Other: Gold and Red embossing powder (Ranger); green embossing powder (Judikins)
Tools: embossing buddy (Stampin Up); heat tool

Here's a side view:

Hope you are having a fabulously colorful day! Don't forget to check out the Mardi Gras fun at Gingersnap Creations!


  1. both are stunning Shar! guess i'd better go to gingersnaps and read up on this technique! xo

  2. Oh wow, that multi-color embossing is just perfect for that Mardi Gras image! Gorgeous.

  3. WOW sensational Mardi Gras card blownaway by the image and the multi-colour embossing. XOXO Zoe

  4. These are great! That Mardi Gras card is just stunning!

  5. hahahaha I'm sure the wildlife love their beads! I'm going to have visions of Ducks wearing them all day. LOL
    Love your card Shar, Its STUNNING!!!
    hugs Lynn

  6. Your card is awesome! Love the image and the multicoloured embossing ... I am sure the wildlife didn't mind the beads (lol)

  7. Gorgeous cards! Love the Mardi Gras one, she looks almost wicked, tee hee. Happy Birthday!

  8. Love that mardi gras image and the technique on the second card.

  9. Fabulous cards. And next time you make pancakes give me a shout, lol. xx


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