Today is known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, which refers to the rich, fatty feasting during the carnivals before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent and fasting leading up to Easter Sunday. The colors of Mardi Gras are purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power.
I made this card with the Oh Hello stamp set using Mardi Gras colors to commemorate the day. The Champagne Glimmer Paper stands in nicely for gold. (Champagne Glimmer Paper IS still available #127885). The more I used the Oh Hello stamp set the more I love it! I colored in the chevrons using Stampin' Write Markers with three different colors: Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green, and More Mustard. Maybe I should have used Summer Starfruit so I would have ribbon to match, but sometimes colors appear lighter when you stamp with markers. To easily cut out the ovals, use the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. Purchase them with the Oh Hello stamp set in a bundle and save 15%!
If you want to scrapbook your Mardi Gras photos and memorabilia, Stampin' Up! has all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories that you need! You can shop online here any time! Or email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com.
If you want to read more about Mardi Gras, check out this article from the Times-Picayune of Greater New Orleans.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!!
(Let the good times roll!)