Thursday, October 25, 2012

Más vale tarde que nunca

I had so much fun making my framed Sugar Skull and Halloween/Birthday Card that I just had to make some cards using the same mix of paper-piecing and glow-in-the-dark glitter.  
I used orange and yellow flocking for the flowers, and colored the pieces with my Copics, using a lot of shading. 

I used the lovely Framed Sugar Skull & Flowers by Dilly Beans, and made the backing by printing it on shiny blue Recollections cardstock and then heat-embossing it in Glitter (Stampendous Kaleidoscope powder). The eye socket, nose hole, and teeth are actually a shiny white paper.

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As I'm sending this to my husband's Aunt in Mexico, whose birthday was earlier this month(!), I used the "Más vale tarde que nunca" ("Better late than never") & one of the birthday sentiments from the Queremos Pastel set by Dilo en Español Stamps. I think she'll appreciate the humor!

I used Spellbinders dies and another sentiment from the Dilo en Español set for the inside:

Here it is, glowing in the dark:

Our aunt owns & runs Arcos Del Atascadero Bed & Breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, and she taught me a lot about Día de Muertos traditions, as she's an expert in Mexican history and I like to ask a lot of questions! I'm really hoping that we can visit them during the All Saints holidays one of these years. Actually, the glowing skull sorta reminds my of this photo I snapped during our last visit to San Miguel de Allende, of the light show on la Parroquia in their main square:

Alota Rubber Stamps: Birthday celebrations
Cupcake Craft
: Paper Piecing
MarkerPop Coloring Challenge #9: Paper Piecing + Shading
Natalie and Amy's Challenge: Birthday bling
Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #8: Sugar Skulls and Day of the Dead (This is my 2nd entry; my 1st is here)

You can see all of my Día de Muertos projects here in my archives.

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Gorgeous card with fab paper piecing. Love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  2. OOOO Cool! Glow in the dark too! Love the card!

    Thanks for joining us Poisoned Peas Please...

    Sandy S

  3. Beautiful card and such a stunning design! :) Donna ♥ x

  4. Another great skull! Love the paper piecing and glow in the dark glitter. What a fun sentiment to use on her card and of course being the expert, she will really appreciate it! Thanks for the photograph - that is wonderful to see. Glad you shared with us at Poisoned Peas, Please. Good Luck. Vee xx (October Guest Designer)

  5. The skull is amazing. Thanks for joining our challenge at Natalie and Amy's this month xxx

  6. A fabulous card...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  7. Gor-JUSS! :) Thanks for joining our October Day of the Dead Challenge at Poisoned Peas Please. I hope we see you for November's Challenge. Good Luck~Patti PPP DT

  8. Oooooh how striking. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing at Cupcake. X

  9. stunning piece. thanks for joining us at Poisoned peas please
    susan s.

  10. Gorgeous creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.

  11. This is a truly awesome card! You have colored it so well, great job!
    Thank you for sharing with us at PPP!
    (PPP DT)


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