I don't often see Mardi Gras images and so i think you all are in for a treat, because this set from Digial Delights is awesome!
Check out what you can do with this Mardi Gras set of images from Digital Delights:
I went for the glossy, glitter style, just like the feel of Mardi Gras! For this card i used Marianne Creatable background die LR0242. (Available at Dutch Paper Crafts) I cut the card using the largest die on the fold and then cut another piece using the full die. It is perfect for allowing the card to open! Then i cut the next loopy layer die out of matte metallic gold and then the purple detail out of glossy metallic paper. The last die in this set is the small square type shape in gold metallic. To save on paper i cut the top layer die from the loopy layer in the center, seeing as the purple layer covered it up.
I hand colored the images using Copics and hand cut them out. Added some feathers, and a gem flourish, and a Memory Box large flourish cut from green glitter paper.
bear- E50, 53, 57, 37, R14, 20
green-YG01, 03, 17
purple- V01, 15, 17
gold- YR20, 21, 23, Twinklette glitter marker