Stamps: Rick St Dennis Digi - Sugar Skulls; Sweet Stamp Shop - Dia De Los Muertos (now discontinued)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Archival - Jet Black; Distress - Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Squares #6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black; Copic Markers; Luminarte - Radiant Rain Shimmer; Crafters Companion - Spray & Sparkle Multicolour; Shimmer Sprays - Various
This is a large card (well, I had to make something special) at 8" × 8". I started by adding spatters of colour to the card base and then sprayed over the top with Radiant Rain, which caused the spatters to bleed - love the effect! I printed the Sugar Skulls digi on white card and then coloured with Copic markers. I die cut the image and added some shimmer and sparkle with the Crafter's Companion spray - it really does sparkle! I layered the finished image on black card. I stamped the roses and feathers on vellum, coloured the reverse, cut them out and adhered them to the card. I finished the front with an extra sugar skull and her age. The numbers are from my stash - no idea who made them!
On the inside I cut a mat layer in black. I found the logo of Kathryn's favourite band - Black Veil Brides - on the Internet. I printed it on white card (having made it a bit lighter) and added a birthday verse, written by Susan Tither and found on Craftsuprint.
Below is a close up of the Sugar Skulls image - I had such a good time colouring it in!
I decorated the envelope too. I did another sugar skull and flourish on the front and on the back I added another BVB logo.
We took Kathryn out to dinner last night - we told her she could pick anywhere she wanted. She picked the Cheesecake Factory! So still a bit of a kid :) It was lots of fun! Before I go, I have to share a photo of the birthday girl - mind these are increasingly difficult to get - Kathryn doesn't like having her photo taken anymore!!!
This one was taken last Saturday when we were in Muskegon. I was taking a photo of a bicycle rack in front of her and I tried to get one without her noticing! But I failed - just look at that face! Love her so much!!