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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

W2CB #38: Partying in the Big Easy

Hi, everyone! It's the second Wednesday of the month... which means it's time for a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge.  :)

This month's quote was chosen by Bobbi and comes to us from one of my favorite authors.  :)

It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world 
until he has seen Edinburgh; 
and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States 
until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans. ─ Mark Twain  

I opted to use colors associated with Mardi-Gras (purple, green, and gold) to make a celebratory/party card of a different kind.

Stampin' Up! blackberry bliss and mossy meadow
middle layer: Top Flight white with gold embossed borders/edges
sentiment: Winnie & Walter cutaways and stamps; SU banner punch
SU decorative mask with Wendi Vecchi embossing pasted inked in u blackberry bliss
gold embossing in Recollections gold powder and Versamark ink
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Recollections foam squares

While it took a while for that purple ink to dry atop the embossing paste, the end result is oooooh soooo rich -- giving a velevet-y appearance. And, you can rest assured this card went to a pretty special person since I used a few sheets from my beloved packs of blackberry bliss and mossy meadow.  :)

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! See you over at W2CB.  :)


  1. What a cool card Sybrina! I love that stenciled background and the cool metallic sentiment!

  2. Love how you did the background - I have to try that!!

  3. Beautiful card, Sybrina! Love that blackberry-colored embossing paste and it does look like velvet. Your gold metallic border and sentiment add just the right touch. Someone special is going to love this :-)

  4. Hi Sybrina! This card is soooo rich and yummy looking with those beautiful colors. And inking the embossing paste...brilliant!! Have a great day ~ Annie