Hello friends and TGIF! I hope you are lucky enough to have a long three day weekend like I do!
Today I am sharing a uniquely creative Halloween card made using the new October convention release by RG Avenue called Boho Skull. I say "uniquely creative" because this card is kinda out-of-the-box for me, but very much in the style of RG Avenue. Grunge, check. Bright colors, check. (You all know how much bright colors scare the bejeezus out of me. I'm the neutrals girl!) But, I'm liking how this turned out with the striking contrast between life and death. What do you think, keeping in mind it's truly an homage to the "Day of the Dead" traditions from Latin America? And, for a little language lesson, "calaveras" means skull in Spanish!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from RG Avenue Sweet Lavender cardstock. Using a Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle die, I cut the first layer out of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Tangy Apple sugar cube, I stamped some background splatter using an old grunge stamp. I printed out the entire digital Boho Skull stamp set on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored in all of the images using Copic markers. I added in highlights to the images using a white gel pen. I then ran the colored images through my Scan and Cut to cut the digital images. I adhered the skull to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive. I arranged the flowers around the skull until my desired liking and adhered them with 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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