Sunday, October 21, 2012

Birthday Sugar Skull

I had so much fun making my framed Sugar Skull that I just had to make some cards using the same mix of paper-piecing and glow-in-the-dark glitter.

My dear friend form college has a birthday coming up, on Halloween. It's always a fun challenge for me to incorporate that two events into one card, and since he moved to L.A. recently (and loves Mexican culture), I used the 
Framed Sugar Skull digi stamp by Dilly Beans to make this acetate-flap card:

For the presents in the eyes, I grabbed a clip art image off the web. The flower & leaves are colored with Copics, but the flower on the skull is covered with yellow flocking & the leaves are covered with green.

The nose & skull are covered in blue glitter. I adhered the glitters & flocking my running the cut pieces through my sticker machine. So easy, and it really sticks!

I used a Spellbinders die to cut the banner from copper foil, and heat-embossed the Dilo en Español sentiment stamp in white.

I couldn't get a good photo of the skull glowing, so please see my other glow-in-the dark card.

There are three layers of paper on the inside on the card, and although I glue the acetate to the paper (with a flap), I machine-sewed it all together with glittery thread.

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #84: Male Birthday (must be a tall card)
Dilly Beans: Cute & Creepy
One Crazy Stamper: Clear or acetate

Update: This card was chosen as one of the winners for
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #84. Thank you!

Update: I won a free stamp from One Crazy Stamper. Thank you!

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  1. So cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  2. Wow, look at all the details and color. TFS with us at CTO.

  3. Very cool card! I love all of the fabulous glitter! Thanks for playing along with Dilly Beans!

  4. this turned out great and you were successful in combineing the two occasions. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week

  5. This is cool, thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  6. I love all the glitter and the flocking that you used, I bet the glow in the dark is going to look fabulous on your card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Male birthday (tall card)" challenge :)

  7. Wow, just an awesome card!!!! Love it!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!!

  8. I love the presents in his eyes! Wonderful skelly! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week!

  9. Very unique and gorgeous card for your special friend's birthday!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.


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