Thursday, October 31, 2013

Try It Thursday - Stampin' Up Dia De Los Muertos Card (Day Of The Dead Card)




Happy Halloween Everyone! My Try It Thursday share is a card that celebrates the Mexican Holiday, Dia De Los Muertos. On November 1st and  2nd, families gather together to build alters and bring gifts to honor those who have passed on. These gifts include sugar skulls, chocolate, marigolds (the Mexican flower of death), sweetbreads, and trinkets. Families also typically visit graves to deliver the ofrendas, or "offerings", and hold vigils with candles and photos. For my card, I used the Stampin' Up Halloween Hello stamp set and the Stampin' Up Witches' Brew Washi Tape. I then added a punched flower, ribbon, and Candy Dots to finished it off. Not to be confused with Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday rich in history and beautifully celebrated to remember deceased loved ones.

Card Measurements:
Basic Black: 4 1/4" x 11"
Pumpkin Pie: 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White: 5" x 3 3/4"

Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Stamp: Halloween Hello

Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Triple Flower Punch, Witches' Brew Washi Tape, Basic Black Ribbon, Basic Black Candy Dots, Wiggly Eyes.

Happy Stamping!

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