Friday, February 5, 2016

Mardi Gras at Cut It Up!

Mardi Gras is such a fun event for cards and decor!  Who doesn't love the bright party colors, beads, and fun?  We all know masks are a big part of Mardi Gras, also.  That's why when I got to choose the theme over at Cut It Up, I thought it would be fun to do a Mardi Gras theme using a masking technique!  So, that's the theme this time; you must use a die cut and a masking technique!  You will want to head over there and see all the great ideas by the Design Team and check out the prizes offered by our sponsor, as Cute as a Button!

I chose to use this image by Rick St. Dennis and use traditional Mardi Gras colors:  green, purple and gold.  To learn more about how I did the background on this card and my masking technique, please view the video below.

Material List:

Image:  Billy Goldenbells Elf by Rick St. Dennis
CTMH C/S and Paper:  Fundamental, White Daisy, Black, Sweet Leaf, Gypsy, Honey
CTMH Inks:  Citrus Leaf (retired), Thistle, Honey, Sweet Leaf, Gypsy
Embossing:  Ranger Princess Gold Powder, Versa Mark Ink
Bo Bunny Double Dot Jewels
Colored Penils 
Cricut Cartridges:  CTMH Artbooking, CTMH Artfully Sent, New Orleans Party

Little Billy is off to:
Inspiration Destination:  AG
Outlawz ~ Twisted Thursday:  AG w/Optional Twist - Add a Sentiment

Be sure you check out the other masking techniques over at Cut It Up!

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  1. Great Mardi Gras card wonderful time for merry making, celebrating and having a good time. Wonderful job on the mask. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs Pat

  2. This is so cheerful and full of party feel! Love the fun background and great detailing on this card.

  3. Great this image and these colours. Thanks for you video.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck, Michelle (DT)

  4. I LOVE this card, Katrina!!!! Love that image and colors!!!! Fabulous card!!! Have a great day.