Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #70 - Day of the Dead

November 2nd is known in some cultures as "The Day of the Dead" and Edna, while nibbling on a sugar skull, has decided we should celebrate it with a challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.


If you've ever visited Mexico, you'll have seen that practically every souvenir shop, from the high end to the tackiest of tacky, is crammed with pottery replicas of the ornate sugar skulls traditionally eaten on the Day of the Dead,  and that's what my card, too, is based on.



The main skull image is stamped and decorated with stamps from the Sheena Douglass "Sugar Skull" set, and the ribbon and buttons came from a Facebook seller called Its Sew Gorgeous. The floral background is made by randomly sponging distress inks over white card, then Versmark resist embossing  with a small floral stamp that was a magazine freebie a few years back. The sentiment is computer generated. As we don't celebrate Day of The Dead here in the UK, I chose a sentiment that would work for a birthday, as long as your friend is close enough to be happy for you to make fun of their age!

I am sharing this with

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - October 
Country View Challenges - All things spooky

13 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous card, Jane! I've never really understood the whole Sugar skull phenomena so this challenge has been a real education... as well as a whole heap of fun! Jo x

Mimi said...

I love the sentiment-- I'll need to remember that in the future! Pretty jealous of your ribbon... and excellent focal skull!

Donna said...

Your post reminded me...I bought a sugar skull in Mexico last year LOL
YOU HAVE SKULL BUTTONS AND RIBBON???!!!!????
I am totally peanut butter and jelly over those!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
[Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]


Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow you have created a super scary looking birthday card here and it turned out fabulous. Loving the stamps and the floral background you have created, looks fantastic. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome sugar skull, great design and a fabulous card.

Lindsey said...

Um, wow! You had actual supplies you could use for this challenge, as well as making an awesome card! And that resist background is gorgeous.

Chris Dring said...

Sugar skull ribbon and buttons? Get out! This card is creepy, and snarky, and beautiful!

Carla's Cards said...

Fun card!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Carla DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Christi Conley said...

Holy smokes! So colorful! And you can make fun of me anytime :) xo Christi

TRACEY MO said...

what a fab sweet skull love all the detail.

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Tracey DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Unknown said...

I love this sugar skull! Great card - I really love the ribbon!

Hugs,
Jessa

Hazel Agnew said...

Sugar skulls eh! I love your adaptation. Great colours and humour. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.