Sugar Skull Beauties
I am excited to share today's box card with you featuring a new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps called Sugar Skull Beauties. It's no secret that I love Halloween, but I also love learning about the history, folklore and culture surrounding the holiday. For those of Mexican heritage who celebrate Dia de Muertos or "day of the dead" it is a beautiful remembrance celebration of life and death. A common symbol of the holiday is the skull (in Spanish "calavera"), which celebrants represent in masks and foods such as sugar or chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead, hence the name of the stamp "Sugar Skull" beauties! Sugar skulls can be given as gifts to both the living and the dead.
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
The base of this box card was made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card. The base of the card is made from Basic Black cardstock. I cut rectangles of purple, pink and blue glitter cardstock to fit on the base of the box. Using a small star punch, I punched out stars in black, pink and blue to adhere to some of the rectangles. I cut a 3" x 4" piece of white cardstock for the back piece of the box on which I stamped the sentiment "RIP." I created two hanging banners by cutting rectangles of glitter cardstock and folding them in half over black twine and adhering them to the box. I stamped the sugar skull beauties in Memento Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock and colored the images using Copic markers. Once all of the images were colored, I used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut the images out, in lieu of fussy cutting them. Then I adhered the images onto the box using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed today's box card. To see more of the new release products from Whimsy Stamps, please click here. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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8/26/2020 03:03:01 pm
Love your work, so complex and love the history lesson, too!
8/27/2020 05:37:51 pm
Yay! Time for Halloween card making! Beautiful colors. Great stamp by Whimsy.
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