Laissez les bon temps rouler! That means “let’s the good times roll” in French, and I think it is just the perfect statement to introduce the new Mardi Gras Majesty set by Kindred Stamps, part of their September 2020 Release!
This 4″ x 8″ set comes with 6 different characters and a handful of fun sentiments that coordinate with the set! I sat down and made 5 projects with this set, and I am so excited to share them with you!
For my first card, I used the voodoo man from Mardi Gras Majesty to make this spooky graveyard scene die.
This is an A2-sized card, and I blended the background with a Distress Ink Ombré. Bottom to top, I blended: Milled Lavender (you probably can’t see this color much as the graveyard covered most of it), Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves & Black Soot. I spritzed this layer with water, let it dry, put the Jack O’ Lantern Stencil on top, and applied a solid layer of Electric Pink Glitter Gloss. I wanted this card to look like all of the voodoo man’s friends from the spooky side were coming to say hello!
Using the Graveyard Scene Craft Die, I die cut 3 different colors of cardstock (Gina K Design’s Plum Punch, Slate, & Black), and layered them by adhering them together. I also used some nesting rectangle dies to make a frame for the card. I adhered the Graveyard Scene Die Cuts directly to the back of the frame, along with my voodoo man to the front. I covered the back with foam tape and carefully adhered it to my base.
To finish this card off, I stamped the sentiment “Voodoo you think you are?”, included with the Mardi Gras Majesty set, trimmed it into a strip, distressed the edges with Sweet Sixteen Ink by Catherine Pooler, and adhered it with foam tape with a matching piece of cardstock behind it. I also adhered some Ice Sparkletz, Ghost Slices and Spirit Board Slices for extra embellishment.
This entire panel was adhered to an A2-sized card base and was completed!
For this princess wannabe character, I wanted to make a card that was almost all things pink.
I took 4″ x 5.25″ piece of white cardstock and covered it entirely with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink. I then went in a distressed the edges using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. I placed the Doily Stencil over the panel, making it look like the doily was originating from a corner, and applied a solid layer of Raspberry Glitter Gloss.
Once dry, I adhered this panel to an A2-sized piece of pink cardstock. For the sentiment, I grabbed the Happily Every After Sentiments Set and used the “Fairy Tales Do Come True” sentiment, stamped it in Catherine Pooler Party Dress Ink on white cardstock, trimmed the sentiment to a strip, distressed the edges with Catherine Pooler It’s a Girl ink, and adhered it to another strip of pink cardstock. Using foam tape, I adhered the sentiment strip and the princess wannabe. I also adhered some Coral Coast Sparkletz for extra embellishment.
I adhered the card to an A2-sized card base and this project was completed!
For my 3rd project using the Mardi Gras Majesty set, I wanted to create a project using the bayou voodoo queen!
First, i cut out 3 pieces of paper: a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of white cardstock, a 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of mossy green patterned paper, and a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of curry yellow floral patterned paper.
On the white cardstock panel, I covered the entire panel with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I then distressed the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Using the Snakeskin Stencil, I then went over this panel using Crushed Olive Distress Ink. I removed the stencil, cleaned it off, repositioned it so that it didn’t line-up exactly with the previously applied ink, and applied Electric Yellow Glitter Gloss over a couple areas of the stencil. I know it’s hard to see the glitter gloss on the card, but I promise it’s there!
I took a white die cut circle, covered it with Old Paper Distress Ink, placed the Mardi Gras Beads Stencil over it and then applied Old Paper Distress Ink again to get some darker coloring. I mounted this circle to a slightly larger die cut circle of wavy green patterned paper.
To finish this card up, I adhered each of the layers to each other (Snakeskin panel on top, mossy green panel in the middle, curry floral print on the bottom). I stamped the sentiment “Sending Good Juju Your Way” in gray ink, cut it into a strip, and adhered it to slightly larger strip of patterned paper to give it some framing. I then adhered the circle directly to the Snakeskin panel, and adhered the bayou voodoo queen and sentiment strip with foam tape. I adhered some Winters Evergreen Sparkletz, mounted the card to an A2-sized base, and was complete!
I wanted to include all of the individual characters on one project, so that’s how I came up with my 4th project using the Mardi Gras Majesty set. Also, when I say “all” the individual characters, I did omit the waitress character and opted to use her princess form!
Side Note: This project really shows off how fun the new Mardi Gras Beads stencil is! I love making 5.5″ x 5.5″ square cards to show off stencils, because you basically can fit almost the entire stencil onto one card! It’s a super fun tip to keep in mind to really get the most out of your crafty supplies!
For this card, i took a 5.375″ x 5.375″ piece of white cardstock and blended it entirely with Catherine Pooler Melon Ice Dye Ink. I then distressed the edges with Catherine Pooler Garden Party Dye Ink. I spritzed the panel with some water, splattered some Garden Party ink over it, and then finished off with some gold metallic watercolor splatters. Because I was going for all the Mardi Gras colors, I placed the Mardi Gras Bead stencil on top and applied a solid layer of Amethyst Gemstone Glitter Gloss. I removed the stencil and cleaned it immediately.
Once the panel was dry, I adhered the panel to a 5.5″ square piece of Plum Punch Cardstock. I used the Waves Craft Die to die cut a wavy shape out of Plum Punch Cardstock. I cut the wave to be 5.5″ long. I used a tape runner to adhere all 5 characters to the wave, and then flipped the whole unit over to apply foam tape to the back. I adhered the piece to the card base.
I made the “Happy Mardi Gras” sentiment into a strip, framed it, and also adhered it with foam tape.
To finish this card off, I adhered some Jellyfish Sparkletz, mounted the card to a 5.5″ square card base, and was finished!
For my final Mardi Gras Majesty project, I wanted to make something a little different, so I decided to use the waitress character and put her on a recipe card!
This was super easy to put together, because I designed the recipe card myself, printed it out, and just adhered the colored-up character right to the card!
AND to make this project a little more special, I have the link for you to download the recipe card PDF for yourself below!
And those are all of my Kindred Stamps September Release Projects using the super fun Mardi Gras Majesty set! Now I’ve got some important information to share regarding the release!
The entire Kindred Stamps September release will be available Friday, September 25 at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some Kindred Stamps credit!!
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