Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sugar Sugar

Hello all,

Today, we are making a fun graphic card using the Sin City Stamps Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls stamp sheet. (Fun fact for anyone new to unmounted rubber stamp sheets: after cutting apart the stamps, use a little bit of a two way glue pen on the back of the stamp so it will stick to the acrylic blocks or Misti thus not requiring foam mounting.)

   Sin City Stamp:
     Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

   Other supplies:
     Card stock- white, blue and black
     Foam tape
     Sentiment dies
    Colored markers
     Wink of Stella or iridescent watercolors, markers....
     Graphic background stamp
     Black detail Ink
     Acrylic block or Misti

Step 1:  Using the black ink, stamp the graphic background image onto a 5"x7" piece of cardstock.

Step 2:  Stamp the sugar skull of your choice onto a small piece of cardstock. 

Step 3:  Cut out the skull and color using your markers.  Next add some sparkle on the eyes and teeth.

Step 4:  Cut the cardstock layers in colors of your liking; determining the size by dry fitting the pieces to insure card balance.

 Step 5:  Assemble the layers of cardstock onto the background.

Step 6:  Die cut your sentiment.

 Step 7:  Use foam tape to "pop-up" the skull on card.  Glue sentiment in place.

 Thanks for coming by, as my post is part of the blog hop!
 You can see the rest of the participants here. 
Happy hopping and good luck!



  1. Love this creation Adam - great background - love the boldness of the card!!

  2. Ahhhhhhhhh - this is SPENDID Adam. Your background is the PERFECT ENHANCEMENT for your skull. This is so CONTEMPORARY and DEBONAIR. WONDERFUL creativity. j.

  3. Brilliant card. I love how simple but bold your style is.

  4. That is an unusual card. I like it.

  5. cool card, love the background too

  6. Very nice project the background really makes the skull pop

  7. Fab project and you got me singing Sugar......ah honey honey xxxx lol (70s)

  8. Fabulous Card... I love the colors and that background is an awesome way to start it!!! Way to go!!!

  9. I love your fun fact. I really like the background. I also like how you mention to dry fit the pieces of CardstockQueen to determine the size. Great suggestions!

  10. Simple but so so beautiful.Great work Hugs Agnes

  11. I absolutely love's stunning!

  12. I like the graphic background choice a lot, it's very striking but doesn't detract from the main image, it enhances it. The sugar skull looks like a dapper movie star.

  13. Love it Adam! That background is a great match! Awesome mustachioed skully!

  14. Great the design!

  15. :) I really like the dark challenges with the bit creepy and interesting touch of dark dreams :) as well as the skulls-tamps :). The blog hop is a wonderful idea and the prize amazing :) - so I try my luck!

    Your card is a great and very striking project. The effect is amazing. So the skull is wonderful restage in the centre of the perspective and observer. Fantastic work!

    Hugs Senna

  16. Totally fab CAS. So effective and brilliant use of colors and patterns. You made the skull shine :)


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