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Monday, 2 November 2015

Gecko Galz Day of The Dead Cards

                                                              Hi all

I am back with a few cards i made using the Gecko Galz Day Of The Dead stamp set. This festival is celebrated between the 31st October and 2nd November and is a tradition that dates back to the Aztecs. During the festival people will leave the favourite foods and possessions of dead loved ones  at their graves and offer prayers in their memory. The festival is mostly recognised by the colourful sugar skulls that are used to decorate homes and shrines. You can find this stamp set here https://www.etsy.com/listing/246249363/day-of-the-dead-digital-stamp-set?ref=shop_home_active_3. They also run a monthly challenge on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/


                    I had so much fun colouring these stamps in with the First Edition Markers. The one thing that stood out with the sugar skulls was that they are alway surrounded by colourful flowers something i wanted to use on the cards.



I used Oak House Studio Inks In A Bottle to dye white paper flowers different colours. I Just grabbed the brightest colours i had and spritzed away.


The sugar skulls are usually made from well sugar or as a cookie which is decorated with colourful icing with the name of the departed written on them. The idea is that these are then made as an offering to attract the soul of the departed back to the living. 


                            I don't find them that creepy compared to other skulls


There are 25 digital stamps in a set and for around £4.50 this is really good value and the stamps are all individual so you can print them to any size you need.


I used a few of the free papers that you can download off the Gecko Galz Pinterest board



I used the First Edition Bella Rose pad on this card and used loads of red and white flowers from last year's Christmas collections.


You can colour these with as many colours as you like or stick with a colour theme.



                                                    Thank you for visiting

11 comments:

  1. Happy Dia De Los Muertos to you!! Awesome sugar skull cards

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  2. These are fabulous!! I LOVE sugar skulls!!! and the flowers are a perfect addition to your design!!!

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  3. These are just wonderful, Katie! loving the bright colors you used on your flowers and the sugar skulls. I'm a huge fan of Day of the Dead. These totally capture the spirit of the day. xxD

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  4. Utterly fantastic makes, Katie, hugs xxx

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