Day of the Dead

October 02, 2018

Day of the Dead

Hi friends, Rachel here! I get to share with you my projects using the newest set, Day of the Dead. I absolutely adore this set, and hope you enjoy my two projects using it.

My first card, I colored up the little singing boy and the ragged skeleton for a card together. I'm not amazing at doing darker skin tones, but I felt like the little boy came out well, if a little darker than I had intended. His hair is shades of grey with it lighter on the top to look like a spotlight is hitting him and making it shine.

For the skeleton, I used E0000, E41, and E51 to create the bone color. I fussy cut them both, then went back with a Pen Blade to cut the fine details between the rib cage out. In my opinion, small details like this really complete the look for images like this.


Finally, I colored up two of the banner strings with bright colors, and went back with Copic white and a fine detail paint brush to give the illusion of a cut out. 

To create the background, I used a  wood floor Penny Black die cut that I picked up from Blitsy, and layered it over a sheet of black card stock. 

I like the bilingual sentiments in the set, I like to pretend that I can speak Spanish, when in reality I know about enough to ask where the bathroom is. HA! I stamped "La familia es todo." in Catherine Pooler ink on white card stock, and used stitched die to cut it out. After I had placed it, I trimmed it up, rather than trying to cut a straight line on my own (it never turns out.)


My next card, I kept very simple. I wanted to color the pup up, because well, I love dogs! So I colored him in shades of brown, then covered it with a light Warm Gray, to give him a bit of a ragged look. I added a Warm Gray shadow below him.

I decided to do a colored card base, and this orange just felt right, so I used it for both the base and for the sentiment, which is actually two of the sentiments in "Day of the Dead". 

I used a Birch Press die I snagged at Kraftgali for the white card face. I added a few of the Day of the Dead Shaker Pack sequins in bunches in a few random spots on the card to finish it off. 

Hopefully you enjoyed my take on this set, I hope you pick it up so I can see what you make with it! Thanks for visiiting today!

~R. Winn

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