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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Vicki...Carnival Dreams and Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras...also known as Fat Tuesday, it's the end of the annual  Carnival celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States.  Mardi Gras is a time of music, parades, costumes, great food and fun traditions immediately preceding the beginning of the Christian Lenten Season.

One Mardi Gras tradition is everyone wears purple, gold and green while adorned with beads thrown from the parade floats.  The card I am sharing today, celebrates Mardi Gras in these traditional colors using the Rogue Redhead Designs Carnival Dreams mini collection.

"Mardi Gras"

I used the Mardi Gras sentiment along with one of the couple images on my card.  Both are stamped in purple distress ink on white cardstock and cut out with die-cuts.  I embellished them with pearls, glitter pen and 3-D stickers.

The card is made with glitter, mulberry and foil specialty papers. I embossed the foil paper with the Fleur de lis, a symbol of French heraldry and seen everywhere in the city of New Orleans.

The headdress behind the sentiment is made of  green, yellow, and purple feathers along with a gold glitter die-cut made using one of my favorite Memory Box dies, Brea.

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Carnival Dreams Mini Collection

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