Mardi Gras!

We are tired of the Winter season, especially here in Toronto there is no snow and no colour. Time to look elsewhere – and what is better for colour than Carnaval. Inspired by Mardi Gras we are presenting to you some colourful creations that should blow the Winter blues away in no time!

We had great fun creating projects that were packed with sequins, glitter, crystals, and even feathers! Hope that you will get inspired to “pack it on” this February!

glitter card by Jolene Johnston

pink mask by Jaine Drake

party card and detail by Linda Abadie

Party layout by Isolde Pyncket

glitter card by Els Brigé

embossed mask and detail by Marsha Valk

Colourful birthday mini album by Agata Pfister

big rides layout by Jill Hildebrand

Jill used a very cool technique to create the flower and is sharing it here for everyone to try out!:

The BIG, glitter flower is created using an enlarged, scanned image of one of the flowers in the latest Striped Stems stamp set.  I, first, stamped the flower image on plain white paper. I then scanned the image and enlarged it to the desired size and traced the image onto two-sided Sookwang Paper and cut the flower image out. I peeled off one side of the sticky Sookwang paper and adhered the flower image to my layout. With a craft-knife, I carefully cut away the remaining paper on the flower (petal by petal) and added the coloured glitter to each seperate piece of the flower until the entire flower was covered with glitter. This is a great technique to incorporate stamps onto a layout in a unique and creative way. You don’t have to stamp directly onto your projects — you can think outside the box and use the images of the stamp sets on your project without actually stamping.

Repeat After me:
I also combined the “zig-zag” stamp from the Repeat After Me stamp set with an actual machine-stitched (black) straight stitch. I stamped in red ink to give the two stitches contrast. A great way to incorporate stamping and stitching together!

Great Ideas, Jill! This will be a fun technique to try out!

Share your colourful Winter-Blahs layouts or projects with us!

Until then, happy stamping,

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  1. Janet Zeppa says:

    Gorgeous projects!!

  2. Jaine says:

    These are fabulous projects ladies. What were the chances of Marsha and I having a ’snap’ moment though – LOL

  3. These are just fantastic!!

  4. linda abadie says:

    The projects are soooo beautiful! Great job!

  5. Andrea Amu says:

    Super fun and colorful creations! Awesome work, ladies!

  6. so many fun creations…….even more fun creating with glitter & feathers. Oh yeah!!!!

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