Day of the Dead Shaker Card

Dia de Muertos - DAY OF THE DEAD
(quoted from dayofthedead.holiday page)...

Day of the Dead is a 2-day holiday that reunites the living and the deceased. Families create offerings to honor their departed family members that have passed away. These alters are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite food and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their food, and join in the celebrations.


For today's card I first die cut out the largest Wavy Stitched Square four different times, once from white card stock, once from orange card stock, and twice from yellow card stock.

I went over the entire white cardstock with copic BV000. Then I stamped the Day of the Dead Frame and colored it with 
Copic markers: W0, W1, W2, YR30, YR23, Y00, C0, C2

 

I used the (third smallest) Wavy Stitched Square to die cut out the center opening then stamped the Sugar Skull Cuties sentiment with black ink.  I glued the sentiment to the center of one of the yellow Wavy square paying attention to placement.

I prepared my shaker by adhering clear acetate behind the opening, filled the center with Creepy Sprinklets and Ink Blot Sparklets then added foam tape to the frame and secured it. 
(the flowers and yellow sequins in the shaker mix are from a retired Sparklets pack)


To complete my Day of the Dead card, I used my paper trimmer to cut an orange wavy frame and a yellow wavy frame both in half and adhered just half to the top of the card and half to the bottom then adhered it to a 4x4 card base.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Day of the Dead Frame Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Sugar Skull Cuties Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,




2 comments

  1. Deb, I enjoyed your dia de muertos card post! The bones look creepy and realistic colored in the warm Copics. Great tip and the cools look good as the wisps of smoke. Thanks for sharing the hues with us and for the creative card. Crafty hugs, Liz

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  2. And thank you Liz for always leaving such nice comments which always makes my day! GIANT HUGS!

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