Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DAY 2 - Dia de los Muertos/A Celebration of Life Blog Hop

Welcome Back to Day Two of A Celebration of Life blog hop! 
Thank you for hopping along with us today!

If you are here from Cristina's blog Crafting with Cristina then you are in the right place! If you have stumbled upon this hop and want to start from the beginning head on over to Abby's blog here!

 After researching The Day of the Dead, I really became inspired after looking at all the amazing photos! So today I also used an inspiration to create my card.

I really liked this photo! I wanted my creation to look like a display on a mantel.

Here is my creation:

I used a ruler and a silver gel pen to make the appearance of brick and inked along the edges. I was so pleased with how it turned out. I added some brown cardstock for the mantel.

I used Oct 31 for the skeleton, using the fit to length button I was able to cut him the exact length I needed for my card. He was cut with glitter paper and I added the flower and gem to give it just the extra it needed. 

The candle was so super tricky because it was cut so small!! I tried cutting it at least eight times on card-stock then gave up! So I ended up using black vinyl because it cuts like butter and it is already sticky. It takes a little getting used to adhering it, but with some practice it works out pretty good and I have been using it more and more for the smaller intricate pieces. I added some glitter glue to make it look like fire. 

Thank you so much for hopping with us! I hope you enjoyed the amazing projects and blogs as you went along!

Want to win this card and the card from yesterday?? 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you if you win!! ( You do not have to be a follower)
Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.
I will draw and announce the winner on November 4

**One entry per person please**
If you missed yesterdays post, please click here to view and enter my other blog candy! 
Now off to Momo's Blog for more exciting projects!

In case you get lost along the way here is a list of blogs to hop along:

Information about Dia De Los Muertos:
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other countries. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1 and 2. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration. (www.wikipedia.org)'


  1. Wow! I'm just getting to the blog hop today and I just glanced at both your cards. SO pretty.


  2. This card is so cool! I can't believe you drew the brick paper. I honestly thought it was "brick paper" lol Great job!


  3. Cool! You are so creative. Hey, I saw you won candy here today: http://hippieaud.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-candy-winner-news.html You go, girl! :) Janis

  4. Great project! It's so fun to learn about new cultures. I am really enjoying this hop. And I too thought it was really 'brick' paper! great job.

  5. Great cards....love them. I really thought that was 'brick' paper. Love all your detail.

    Hugs ~ Lindy

  6. Absolutely love how you did the brick paper -- and the vinyl candle! Would Love to win! Great job!

    kastenc at sbcglobal dot com

  7. This is wonderful! I just checked out the skull from yesterday too. My husband would love these creepy cool designs. I should make him something fun, you've got me inspired. xosparklesxo03@hotmail.com

  8. wonderful job!!!! Love the brick -what a genius idea!

  9. WHat a cool card. I love the glitter and the flames are great.

  10. Really unique card. Love the way you did the brick and candle. TFS
    TTFN. Debby. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

  11. I can't enter - but still want to say that this is fantastic (in an eerie kind of way!)! I love the way you did the flame!

  12. You did very good and very creative for not being your culture. Great job!
    Gladys-- Gaby's sister

  13. Great love the layering!

  14. LOL! Love how he's just hanging out up there!

  15. Oh WOW I love the skeleton! And that candle looks so lifelike! TFS