KS Monday -- Feb 15th, 2010

Happy Monday and it's another Kitchen Sink Monday for you! Today is President's day in the U.S. and I needed this holiday so much today. I had more errands than usual last week and I need a little rest :p

Today's card was inspired by Mardi Gras :):) Living in East Texas and half of my husband's family live in Louisiana, Mardi Gras celebrations are everywhere here right now!! Fat Tuesday is tomorrow and I'm sure there will be the bigger party than ever in New Orleans since the Saints won last Sunday! Who Dat! Hee hee.

I used 3 Step Butterflies set and Simple Sentiment for the word "Celebrate". I mainly used white and those colors - purple, yellow, green as an accent color so I can keep the clean look. The background was embossed using the CB embossing folder and DTPed with chalk inks. The mat of the word "Celebrate" was punched with the border punch, that was taken from Lisa's great idea :):) The same border punch was also used for the purple card base.

These are the steps I did for each image (all inks are Memento) :
(purple butterfly)
1st - lulu lavender, 2nd - sweet plum, 3rd- grape jelly
(yellow butterfly) 1st - dandelion, 2nd - canteloupe, 3rd- tangelo
(green butterfly) 1st - pear tart, 2nd - bamboo leaves, 3rd- cottage ivy

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  • KS Crew Challenge #22 (KSCC#22) is still going on until February 26th with KSS gift certificates for the challenge prize.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of KS Crews are cookin' for you today!!
Angela * Connie * Julie * Lisa * Lynn * Maria

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, Simple Semtiment (KSS)
Paper: elegant eggplant (SU), classic white (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento lulu lavender, sweet plum, grape jelly, dandelion, canteloupe, tangelo, pear tart, bamboo leaves, cottage ivy, VersaMagic thatched straw, malted mauve, tea leaves (Tsukineko)
Accessories: pearls
Tools: border punch, CB embossing folder

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Sparkplug17 said...

Such a pretty card!

NinaB said...

Oh, I love this, Maki. I love the colorful butterflies and embossed background.

smallcity said...

Love your card!!!


Lynn McAuley said...

Love these fabulous Mardi Gras colors for your beautiful butterflies, Makiko!! How amazing your delicately sponged embossing looks behind them!! What a gorgeous spring card!!

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just so beautiful, Maki! How fun to be inspired by the Mardi Gras colors!! This card really is the perfect spring card...come on spring!! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

The embossing folder is just perfect for these bright beautiful butterflies!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Makiko san, this is so beautiful!!! You know I have this thing for butterflies and this card is beyond fabulous!! I love the colors and the EF you chose is just perfect for those fun butterflies to sit on. AMAZING!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Becky said...

Makiko, these are fabulously creative. I just love how you have these different colors for the butterflies and the use of the cb folder is just stunning.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card - Maki!!! Love the fun colors and of course the butterflies :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Unknown said...

Maki this is just stunning!!! Gorgeous card girl - the colors are so pretty! :)

Denise Marzec said...

WOWWWWW, what an awesome design! Love the colors and that embossed background. A real eye catcher!

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Makiko ... gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous .... absolute eye candy!!!! :)


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