Mabye I should've added a warning to this post... "May Need Sunglasses to View this Card!" LOL! Good Monday morning stampers!! As you can see I've been a busy bee... not only crafting an OVER-THE-TOP card, but this lovely mardi gras beaded ornament as well. It's actually been a few weeks since I made this and the recipient has already received it! I've posted several of my collector ornaments on my blog before, so if you'd like to see them, click HERE. I've been making them for the past several years for my mom and MIL for Christmases and birthdays, and this year I ordered a few extra kits to make and send to a few friends. This one was well recieved by my friend (& boss) Nicole. She had commented to me once about how gorgeous my ornaments were, and when I saw this new orament kit it made me think of her--it's called "Mardi Gras" and has some of her favorite colors in it and I just thought she would love this. She IMed me that day and told me she was in tears earlier that day because "someone" had done something so special for her. Awwww, that made my day. I'm so glad you like it Nicole.
OK, on to the card: The name for this one inspired me to make a matching card, which was possibly THE FUNNEST (? is that a word?) CARD I've ever made thus far. I found a picture of a mardi gras mask online to print and then I pop dotted it over Angelica's face. Then I added lots of glitter, curly ribbons and fun yarn. For the background I tried a technique that my DT sister Jessica showed us on the KLSNS blog a couple weeks ago. You run a piece of white c.s. through the cuttlebug and then take a crayon (purple in this case) and run over the embossed parts. Then you sponge on the contrasting color to fill in the rest of the space. In this case, I cheated and brayered the green galore onto the cb folder and run my c.s. back through! I also gave Angelica some fish net stockings by drawing them on with a black marker. Added gold ricrac and gems. Talk about BLING! This is the blingiest card I've ever made as well =)and here's a better picture of the ornament that I "stole" off Nicole's blog since it came out so much better than the one I took! ;)
Before I go, I want to let you know that Inky Impressions is having a GUESSING GAME contest to guess the name of the new Inky Mama character making it's stamp debut with this new winter release! You can WIN the new character stamp free along with a package of new embellies and things!