2014 Gift of Life Gala Invitations, the theme this year was Mardi Gras. The main focus was to incorporate the Mardi Gras colors with a Masquerade based design. I found the photo of a Masquerade mask and thought it was perfect. I normally use dark background colors for evening events. I decided to use a light colored background because it looked better with the mask photo. I tried to not over do the Mardi Gras theme, I wanted to keep everything simple and elegant.