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Saturday, 26 February 2011

CBGM BLOG CHALLENGE NO:2 - MARDIS GRAS

To make this Mardi Gras card I used a portrait A6 white card blank
I cut a textured piece of gold paper and attached it to the card, leaving a thin white border.
I then matt and layered a smaller piece of purple shimmer card and a piece of gold mirror card onto one another. 
For the main image, I used a balloon stamp from a Crafters Companion Popcorn The Bear stamp set and stamped it twice onto purple shimmer card stock and green card stock.  I cut these out and used glossy accents on the balloons to provide a shiny appearance.  These were then stuck to the gold mirror card with silicone glue to give balloons them extra dimension.
I attached a wide strip of purple ribbon to the gold shimmer card, ¾ of the way down the card using double sided sticky tape.
Using pale gold and green ribbon, I then attached strands under each balloon with large glue dots and attached them all onto the gold shimmer card.
I stamped out my sentiment “Party Time”, also from a Crafters Companion Popcorn The Bear stamp set onto green card stock.
Using the X-Cut cutting system, I cut 2 small circles, one in purple shimmer card and one on the green card I stamped the sentiment onto.  Using d.s.s.t, I attached the green circle to the purple circle, leaving a medium border on the left hand side so you can see the purple circle underneath.
To finish the card, I stuck 4 gold star embellishments onto the card, 2 on the sentiment circle and 2 just under it, on the purple ribbon.
Job done!

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