Mardi Gras

Double D Challenge Saying HELLO SSC225 Bright and Bold Challenge

Tomorrow is faschnaut day in Pennyslvania and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I’ve been to New Orleans but not during Mardi Gras but I have many memories of my grandmother making the faschnaut donuts. My job was to deliver them to neighbors and collect a little bit of money for her hard work. The challenge at Sunday Stamps is Bright Colors and the color seen below immediately reminded me of Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, gold. Using Distress Inks in wilted violet and pine needles which were sponged onto my white cardstock, then placed my stencil by Buddy Bonnie on top and inked with VersaMark then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The black soot distress ink was applied over the entire image and then buffed off.

Double D’s Challenge is to include the saying “HELLO” so I used the new Hello scripty die from Gina K Designs and cut out from the colored panel and then multiple times and layered and inserted back into the die opening. I added some bright yellow cardstock and stamped Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Friend sentiment on the bright yellow cardstock. Added a few sequins and a purple gem stone in the “h” loop.

Thanks for looking and have a great day! Happy Faschnaut Day and have a doughnut before Lent begins.

23 thoughts on “Mardi Gras

    1. Thanks, Diana, my grandmother was like Mary Poppins, she made the most amazing food in a tiny little kitchen and it was always more than enough.

  1. Awesome. Love the colors and the gem in the loop of the H. I’ve never heard of faschnaut, but any holiday that has donuts is good for me. Thanks for sharing the story.

  2. I love your rich and bold colors. Great Hello card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge.
    Barbara DT

  3. Fabulous Mardi Gras card! Perfect colors for this celebration. I too, live in PA in the area where faschnauts abound! I’ll have one for you today! Thanks for joining the Double D, “HELLO” Challenge.

    1. Thanks Golda, here in Pennsylvania among PA Dutch (German) it’s one of their many traditions like pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day 🙂

    1. Thanks, Lisa, it’s a Pennsylvania Dutch (German) thing. I didn’t know how far this tradition goes across the country. It’s also called Fat Tuesday, too. Have a great day.

  4. What a fun card! Love your use of our colors, so much texture, and loved to hear your memories, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  5. The shared memory helps make this stunning card even more special. Love the vibrancy of this one. It really hits one between the eyes.

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