I’m listening to a New Orleans playlist on the Youtube and I have to admit, I’m homesick in a You Can Never Go Home Again kind of way.
I’m in the Mardi Gras spirit, something I haven’t been in in decades. So, I made this card with supplies I had on hand and made it a part of AAA Cards CAS Challenge #135. This is a new to me blog and a new to me challenge. I love Clean And Simple (CAS) cards.
To qualify for the challenge, I have a sentiment, a die cut, three tiny embellishments, and a stamped image. I was also inspired by Mardi Gras beads. I started with a base of Stampin’ Up! card stocks in Certainly Celery and Elegant Eggplant. I embossed a piece of Whisper White in the Festive Embossing Folder. I thought it was perfect to represent the beads. I then used some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Lilac Lavender, Spring Green, and Lemon Sorbet to highlight the embossed beads. I wasn’t too careful with my highlighting. New Orleans and Mardi Gras is messy and we like it just fine that way!
Let me tell you about this mousse and why I’m a little melancholy about a holiday that’s all about the good times rolling. You see, my friend Sara gave me these mousses (a brand new set of 12 of them) about a month before she passed away from cancer. Sara loved crafting and she loved collecting craft supplies. And she loved Mardi Gras. She loved New Orleans and she loved the Saints. And she loved giving people gifts. So making this card and using those mousses for the first time, it makes me happy, but it also makes me sad.
Anyway, I decorated my card with a stamped and hand cut fleur de lis from Stampabilities and an Elegant Eggplant die cut Celebrate. I also added a green, purple and yellow sequin from Queen and Co.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today. Go ahead and let the good times roll!
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