Hi Krafty Friends! It’s Jen from Katahdin Krafts again! I have several cards for you today, once I started stamping out this fun Sugar Skull from Septembers Subscription Box, I couldn’t stop!

I didn’t want the Sugar Skull die to feel left out, so I had to play with that as well! I have lots of examples and cards to show you today!

The first thing I did in my Sugar Skull play date, was layout my design on Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock. I had the image hang off the side for interest and added several sentiments from the “Day of the Dead Words” stamp set. I used Inkon3 Juicy Clear Embossing Ink and Brutus Monroe’s, Foil Reactive Embossing Powder to heat emboss my first set of images. I then used Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Iridescent, Rainbow, Summer Rainbow and Lapis Watercolor to foil my cards. I ran the embossed cards through a hot laminator with the foil on top to achieve my goal. I started each of my card panels at 5.5″ x 4.25″, but then trimmed them to 5.25″ x 4″ (so I would have a small border around the edge).

First image is the clear embossing ink, second is the embossing powder, then the foil and heat reaction.
Rainbow Deco Foil

I absolutely love the Sugar Skull image and all its fine details paired with the specialty foils! Look at all that bright shimmer and shine!

I really did love the card design, and decided to try out some of Brutus Monroe’s Night Shift Embossing Powders. Although, I do love the shimmer of this embossing powder, I don’t think that it was fine enough for the super detailed stamp. I set these aside for now, but will revisit in the future. I kept them in to show you a different look with this set, like I said, I could have kept playing and playing!

I was tempted to leave the white on the black as is, I think its stunning like this even!

I wasn’t done with my Sugar Skulls just yet! So I took out the Sugar Skull die included in the Subscription Box, and cut out several different colors. I wanted something similar to the photos you see of the face painting done for the Day of the Dead Holiday. So I used white as my base, and placed the various colors back into the spaces created by the die.

My desk was slightly messy

This process did take a little while to do, but it was like working on a puzzle and I found it really enjoyable!

I used a sentiment from “Day of the Dead Words” and cut it out with a banner die, for my finishing touch to this card. I adhered all my cards to a card base cut to 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored at the 4.25″ (A2). I picked nice bright hues to pick up the colors from the foils, and offset the black.

Summer Rainbow Foil
Lapis Watercolor Foil
Iridescent Foil

I have really enjoyed working with all the products included in this Subscription Box, it’s so versatile. I love how each time I sit down with it, I come out with something completely different. I can’t wait to see what it brings me for next time!

Thanks so much for stopping in and checking out my latest “Day of the Dead” creations! See you all soon, stay safe and keep krafting!