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A little bit of Mardi Gras

I love New Orleans, and this new Fleur de Lis stamp from DRS Designs reminds me of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.  We went to New Orleans right after Mardi Gras this year and had the most fun.  We avoided the crowds and took cooking classes and ate at some of our favorite restaurants.  Eating is always my favorite part of any vacation. 
All the shops in New Orleans were full of Fleur de Lis and Mardi Gras colors so I decided to use them both on this birthday card.  Seems to capture the festive atmosphere we should all have on our birthday. 

I used the Small 1 line Happy Birthday stamp and popped it up over my splatters (made by filling my paint brush with water colors and then flicking it against my finger.  Added some glitter dots to make it feel even more festive.

Many hugz!


  1. Love the splatters on here and your card is so beautiful! It really does remind me of Mardi Gras too! Fun times and a fun place to visit. The cooking classes sound like a highlight! Yummy!

  2. Nancy, This is really gorgeous!!
    Kevin xx

  3. Very pretty card! Like the embossed background!

  4. Sweet!! LOVE your sparkly Fleur de lis, Nancy. And especially love it popped up over that fantastic splattered background. xx

  5. A fabulous card Nancy, a brilliant design with lovely colours - your splattered background is perfect,

  6. What a festive card, so perfect to make one think of Mardis Gras! I love all the splatters and colors and especially the sparkle!

  7. With Quebec as part of Canada and French one of our national languages, we know the Fleur de Lis well :) Glad you were able to enjoy a good time enjoying some great food :)

  8. Really love the beautiful design with the color splatters and glitter!! Festive and fun!! ;)


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