Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mardi Gras Cheers!

Happy Mardi Gras! Let the good times roll! To that end, here's a card with Cocktail Parade, a Rubber Romance stamp available at I Brake for Stamps.

White Copic-friendly cardstock was randomly sponged with Milled Lavender and Antique Linen Distress inks (Ranger). Milled Lavender Distress ink was sponged over the Harlequin stencil (The Crafter's Workshop). Cocktail Parade was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts). Post-it notes were used as a mask to cover the stamped image and background then Antique Linen Distress ink was sponged over the base area to ground the image. Milled Lavender Distress ink was sponged over the hearts portion of the Punchinella Quintet stencil (Joggles). The Cocktail Parade was then colored with Copic markers. White gel pen was added to the reflection area of each cocktail glass.

The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from the Classic Rectangles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). All of the patterned paper is from the Antique Library 6x6 pad (Wild Rose Studios). One of the dies from the Fishtail Flags die set (Die-namics) was used to die-cut a polka-dot flag. The Cheers die (Elizabeth Craft Designs) was used to die-cut a relatively solid piece of patterned paper. Some of the edges were sponged with Milled Lavender Distress ink, while other edges were distressed with the Paper Distresser tool (Tonic Studios).

I Brake for Stamps has a great selection from several different stamp companies and also has their own brand of stamps. Be sure to check out all the great images by Rubber Romance while you're there! Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out all of the goodies! Best of all, if you buy something, you can get a 10% discount off of your purchase if you use this code: SAVE10KATHI!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenges: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Challenges: Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenges: Mardi Gras/Masking


  1. Fabulous! Love the imagery and wonderful colors. Cheers!

  2. A great creation Kathi and loving that stamp, really different.

    Many thanks for joining our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Very pretty! I love the colors, too. Thanks for sharing your process.

    and Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Mardi Gras - Masking technique challenge!


  4. Great masking for our challenge! Love the background papers and colors! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up this week!

  5. Oh my this is fantastic love those papers and the image a super creation, thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS I hope that you will join us again
    lorraine x

  6. Love the martini stamp and I really like the colour scheme of your card

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping a Sensations this month


  7. Love how you've built up the colours on the image panel,very effective.Such a lovely card and layout.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  8. Fabulous card. Love your inking behind this wonderful stamped image. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x