Monday, February 13, 2012


I am the Hostess for this weeks challenge...hop on over to the blog and enter!!!!

But since you are here, check out this weeks challenge......

Mardi Gras, Carnivale, Fat Tuesday.......however you call it, Mardi Gras is next week, so for this challenge I want you to use the 3 traditional colors of Mardi Gras, Purple, Yellow (gold) and Green! It can be any theme, but the 3 colors need to be predominant!

I love our new colors, Grape, and Lido from the Venetian Palette, they're perfect for this challenge!
I started with a Grass Cardstock card base. I used the Corner Chomper to round the corners of the card base. For the layers on the card, first I cut the grape, lido and grass card stock using the Nestabilities Labels 8 dies. I took the Venetian Patterned Lido, I cut a strip and then used the A Muse|Studio Medium Scallop Border on both edges. I adhered the Lime Satin Ribbon down the center of the Venetian Patterned Lido strip. On the layers I used my Quickie Glue Pen to apply diamond glitter to the grape and lime layers and lime glitter to the lido layer. On the smallest grass layer I stamped the crown from the Keep Calm stamp set with Versamark Ink and then embossed it with White Embossing Powder. To assemble, I used the Tombow tape runner to adhere the Venetian Patterned strip to the center of the card. I then layered the grape, and lido layers onto the front of the card using 3D Foam Squares, and the Grass layer using the tape runner. I stamped the saying "It's Good To Be Queen" from the Keep Calm set with Versamark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I then used Clear Twinkle stickers to add a bit more bling on the scallops and crown.

Here you can see how the layers are elevated.......

Now let's see what you come up with. This weeks prize will be a selection of the new Venetian Palette Cardstock and Ribbon. 
If you are in Massachusetts, I live up on the North Shore and would love to share my passion for a muse|studio and stamping with you.....please feel free to email me at I would love to be your A Muse Studio consultant! If you see something you would like, you can order it online through my webstore at or drop me an email and I would love to help you out. I can also set up a card class for you and your friends or you can host a workshop! 


  1. Such a fun, bright card! Happy Marti Gras!

  2. Such a fun card, Tobey! I love the colors! They make me want to get my Mardi Gras on! :)