Thursday, October 7, 2021

Sugar Skull

Hello All,
For today I will be playing along with Just Us Girls, Addicted to Stamps and More!, and Cupcake Inspirations. I decided to go with Sugar Skulls for the Halloween challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This sugar skull die has a ton of tiny leaves, flowers, and sprigs. Seems daunting at first but then (like a lot of you) got inspiration from Jennifer McGuire. Instead of die-cutting each element a different color you should die cut everything all at once white and then color the pieces. Still a bit tedious but much faster than die-cutting each die a different color. I used washi tape to hold all the little pieces together and die-cut them together. Genius!!
Click on the link HERE to view her video showing ways to use your little die-cuts 

Bright and vibrant colors are typical for sugar skull design. 
To learn more about the culture surrounding sugar skulls click HERE.

Lots and lots of layers showing the crown of the sugar skull. Also, notice the holographic paper in the backdrop. That was a failed attempt to foil a negative space image on black CS. I still liked how it turned out and decided to use it for this project. 

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Inspirations: Challenge #529- ATG
Just Us Girls: #604 - Word WeekAddicted to Stamps and More!: Challenge #415 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils



Halloween is a very interesting holiday. It is the only day of the year where you can dress up as silly as you'd like; go door-to-door and ask for candy. Any other time of year it would be criminal. Strange!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

5 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely love this wonderful card - So bright and bold. Fantastic. x

ElizStewart said...

Shawna... this card is fabulous! I wish I was seeing more sugar skulls in challenges. Yours is so colorful and fun! You didn't mention where the dies are from or did you design yourself. Just loving it! Thanks for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week!

sue t. said...

WOW, what a labor of love! This is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Lindsey said...

This is a fun card! Love all the bright die cuts adorning the sugar skull, and that great background, too. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Nora Noll said...

This card is awesome!! I LOVE all the colors you used on this and the background rocks. Really cool design. Thank you for playing with us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations!!!

Nora
CIC
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