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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Day of the Dead Skull Couple Halloween Cards

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Happy Wednesday to all of you! :)
So I managed to finish the cards for my sons and their significant others and get everything in the mail, hopefully in time. well, I should say that hubby got it in the mail for me. ;) what a guy! I am working on his card today and will try to post it tomorrow if all goes well.

The bg for both of these cards is the same as what I created for the Halloween Candy Crow card I shared a few days ago. I tried to streamline the creative process as much as I could since crafting takes me so very long these days.

for a recap, distress oxide sprays as well as distress oxide inks were applied to watercolor paper. I used the Tim Holtz flame stencil over this, as well as the Prima messy script mini stamp. House stamp (and some of the sentiments) is from the Tim Holtz Regions Beyond set, owl and mushrooms are from the Tim Holtz Tiny Things 2 set, and the wonderful Dia de los Muertos skull couple are from the Tim Holtz Day of the Dead set. the other sentiments are from the Simon Says Stamp and Tim Holtz Stamptember 2019 collaboration set.

The skull couple comes in two sizes in the stamp set. I used the smaller ones and embossed with black ep. I then lightly watercolored the images after fussy cutting. edges were distressed with ink. with a last name like Scull, all of us in the family tend to gravitate toward and collect skull images.

sentiments were embossed with white ep onto black cs. each was then distressed with black ink.

moth images are from The Graphic Fairy. roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have had black soot distress stickles added to them. ribbons and trim are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. the mirrored hearts were first colored with a sharpie marker and then lightly sponged with timber brown Stazon ink to tone down the red as well as add some aging. (sorry for the glare in the photos)

this time I remembered my vintage buttons! :)  I also added these cool little seed pod shell fragments that I found out at Camp a week or two ago. they have been messy painted with distress crackle paint, I think in Shabby Shutters. I have had this a while, obviously, since the colors of distress crackle paint have all been discontinued. that was a sad day, as was the day they retired all of the distress stickle line. :( needless to say, I stocked up as much as I could.

Have a most amazing day! thanks for your continued support. :)

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Verna Angerhofer said...

That is quite a couple there. I can see you put lots of thought and time in making the card.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Enjoy all your mixed media and embellishments to your Halloween card...what guy wouldn't enjoy receiving this card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double Trouble and Crafting Happiness. Our sneak peak and early start on Friday is on our winner post...check it out to see what we're up to. And this challenge will run simultaneously until Sunday. Hope to see you back soon.

Carole J said...

Hi Jennifer! Love your spooky Halloween card!
I just wanted to pop back from the Cat Lovers Hop to let you know you won one of the Vera Lane Studi digi sets on my blog. Please check this post for how to claim:
Happy Crafting, Carole xx

Billie A said...

Fun Halloween card. I like the embellishments you added and the fun images. Thanks for sharing over at Always fun challenge.
Billie A
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Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Crafting Happiness Challenge. Did you know you can see upcoming challenge themes in the sidebar? Check it out! Hope you'll share more of your projects.
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Fikreta said...

thats awesome card!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your cards.

Sheryl said...

This is a great card.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
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Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Maikreations said...

Great spooky card ;o) Thank you for taking part in our "Halloween" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting, Maike

@d_e_crafts said...

Loving all of the combinations going on here. So much going on, but it's amazing! Thank you for joining Through The Craft Room Door this time.

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Judy McKay said...

Love yout Halloween card. So well done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

Josephine said...


Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Kim x said...

What an amazing creation.
Thank you for entering my Halloween challenge at CCM.
Have a great crafty weekend.
Hugs Kimx

Dreja said...

Eine ganz zauberhafte Karte.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja