Hey there, sweets! This is Ashlea and I’m super excited to show off some of the newest Sweet Stamp Shop releases with you. I don’t know about you but I am definitely happy it’s Fall. The cool air and the excitement that comes with Halloween when my kids get a bit giddy and there’s a little spooky-ness in the air. This new release from Sweet Stamp Shop has some great stamps to create projects for this holiday season and help to express that spooky/fun feeling.
Stamp Sugar Skull Stamp to Black Cardstock
For this card, I decided to use the Dia De Los Muertos stamp set mixed with a sentiment from the Squad Ghouls stamp set. To begin, I stamped the large sugar skull image onto a piece of black cardstock with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next, I fussy cut it out and set it aside to use on my card front later.
Stamp 3 Rose Images on White Cardstock
I then stamped the rose image three times on a piece of white cardstock using Copic-Safe Momento Tuxedo Black ink and used a purple, yellow, and pink marker to color the three in. Then I fussy cut them out and arranged them onto the skull as a headdress. The skull with a floral headdress is a very common image and costume used for Dia de Los Muertos so I thought it would be a good choice as the star of this card. I also love that it combines beauty and color with a spooky feel.
Cut Cardstock to 3 ¾” x 5 ½”
Once I had my image complete, I cut a piece of 110lb white cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. This is the same length as an A2 sized card base but quite a bit thinner. I did this so that I could use a piece of black and white striped patterned paper behind the card front panel to peek out on either side.
Adhere Sentiment to Card with Foam Tape
That patterned paper is cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and then all of that then adheres with foam tape to an A2 sized card base. For a sentiment, I used the “I put a spell on you” stamp from the Squad Ghouls set. To finish it off, I decided to add just a few small drops of Crystal Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb around the skull.
I hope that you have enjoyed learning a little bit about how I created this Dia De Los Muertos card! I plan to send it to a friend’s kids as a spooky hello from my kids! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you very soon.
Additional Products Used:
- Copic-Safe Momento Tuxedo Black ink
- Purple, Yellow, and Pink Markers
- Black and White Striped Patterned Paper
- 110lb White Cardstock
- Foam Tape
- Crystal Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb