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New Orleans Mardi Gras Cards

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Hi, friends, it’s Chark today with a couple of cards using the New Orleans wooden stamp from Hero Arts. I had to have this stamp because New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the U.S. (Never been out of the country, so I can’t say the world, but I imagine it’d still be at the top of the list.)

I first visited in high school when I unexpectedly got to take the French class trip to New Orleans…it’s where a friend of mine actually became my boyfriend, so you can see why the city is a favorite of mine, not to mention the food, the music, the feel of the French Quarter, the shops, the architecture, the very essence of just being on Bourbon Street. I’ve been back twice and never at Mardi Gras, but I always think of New Orleans at this time of year.

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Both cards here use the Mermaid Ombre ink, which is gorgeous, for the backgrounds. The first card I wiped the pad onto vellum and then rubbed off some extra and let it dry. Be aware it takes awhile (read hours) to air dry on vellum. I used the ink to stamp the city skyline as well. I thought it looked like Mardi Gras colors (though the green is more teal), so I added some gold glitter washi and sequins.

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This next card is a bit different and I used a white card for the background panel. I simply laid the ink pad onto the paper several times and then turned the pad sideways and patted the ink pad onto the previous inking, to make a plaid pattern. I added a white strip of paper with heart die cuts and added sequins and a digital sentiment (birthday is inside).

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Please join us in our February Any Shade of Red With Hero Arts Challenge to try to win the $25 gift code to the store. Go here for the details.

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Hope you have a great day and Mardi Gras (February 28 this year)! Oh, and that boyfriend I dated in New Orleans? I married him and took him to New Orleans for our honeymoon ๐Ÿ™‚

chark

Hero Arts Special Birthday digital stamps

So Sorry Stamp & Cut

New Orleans City stampย (custom order this at no extra cost by clicking the aqua custom order button)

Mermaid Ombre ink

Sequins

White Cards

Vellum

Gold Glitter Washi

 

Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

6 thoughts on “New Orleans Mardi Gras Cards

  1. Beautiful projects Char! That Mermaid Ombre ink looks yummy. Thanks for the inspiration, and sharing your love of the city!

  2. Love the ombre colors. Fantastic cards. I love the backgrounds on both.

  3. Awesome cards, Char! Love the plaid background especially. My mom & I were able to go to New Orleans several years ago. We camped in a nearby state park (can we say mosquitoes? LOL), and spent about a week just touring the city and surrounding areas. Mama swears the iced coffee at Cafe du Monde was the best she ever had–before or since! Thanks so much for sharing your artwork! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ Andrea

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