I had so much fun with this one! Yay for sparkle and my favorite color... purple.
So, I wanted to have a cute little mask on my card, but I couldn't find the kind I was looking for on any of my Cricut cartridges. I just found a simple line image online. I printed it and used it as a template for cutting one by hand. Since it's a simple shape it didn't take long. I added some Lavender Stickles around the edges to give it a little more fun, and it is up on Pop Dots.
For the paper behind the mask I wanted to create my own glittery polka dotted paper. I cut it down, and punched the bottom border using the Eyelet Lace border punch from Stampin' Up. Then I got out Stampin' Up's Dot Dot Dot stamp and my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I stamped the dots twice using Versa Mark, then I poured on my Stamp N Stuff Embossing Powder in Green Tinsel. It's made by Stampendous and I buy mine at Michael's. I LOVE the stuff :)
For the sentiment along the bottom I used my wonderful SP & Company Mix & Match Sentiment sets. You can spell SO many things with them. It's a lot of fun to pick your words and create your own phrases. The words "wishing you a" and also "Mardi Gras" are from Mix & Match: Occasions. The word "marvelous" is from the set Mix & Match: Friends.
Of course I added little details like doodling and some fun ribbon from my stash too. Here are some sizes for you. The big purple layer is 5 and 1/4 by 3 inches. The green polka dot layer is 5 by 2 and 3/4 (remember this is AFTER punching it.) The layer the sentiment is on is 5 and 1/4 by 1 inch.
Have a fabulous, and very crafty day! I really appreciate all of you that take the time to stop by my crafty little corner of the world :)