Dia de los Muertos


I started this card a few weeks ago – in response to Nicole’s blog challenge on World Card Making day (wcmd2). The challenge was to be inspired by Mexico. In thinking of Mexico, I think bright colors, mosaic tiles, and the Day of the Dead. I have no idea why I think about that holiday…but I do.

Anywho. I started the card, but there was no way I was going to finish on time for the challenge so I set it aside. Making the mosaic took FOREVER – though, in all fairness, it was probably because I chose the wrong movies to watch while I worked – I ended up spending more time watching than cutting/gluing!

And then, once I had the focal part done I decided to make a mosaic border too, ugh! {more time passes}

I finally got it all finished today. I really love how it turned out!

Oh, and here is a frugal tip 🙂 The “thread” I used is really the elastic string that ties kids shoes together in the store. I’ve been saving it to use as, well, elastic, but the texture of it worked so much better than embroidery thread, so I used it here too.

All supplies Stampin’Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Scary Skeleton;
Ink: black;
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Grey, White, Bold Brights scraps;
Other: elastic thread;

One thought on “Dia de los Muertos

  1. Amazing mosaic. Thanks for the inspiration! We’re going to a Dia de Los Muertos party on Sunday, and I just realized I should make a card. I’ve never celebrated the day before, so I was not sure what to make.

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