Day of the Dead with Kindred Stamps

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For my projects today, I am showcasing the Day of the Dead 4 x 6 stamp set.  I’ve always loved the Day of the Dead images.  For some reason, the colorful banners, sugar skulls and flowers cheer me up.  I think this is probably because of my Latin blood.

 

I started out by cutting an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I used my circle punch to cut a masking paper and applied it on my card stock.  I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks, i.e. Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey.   I smooshed some white paint on an acrylic block and added a few drops of water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter some white paint on my colored background.  I let this piece dry for about half an hour, before die-cutting it with my Stitched Scallop Rectangle die.

 

I adhered the middle piece of the colored card stock onto my card base.  I used my liquid glue to add a piece of acetate and also added some foam adhesive to my frame to create my well to hold my shaker element.

 

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I used some light colored sequins as my shaker element and adhered the frame on my card base.

 

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I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I fussy-cut the images with my precision scissors.  I adhered these images onto my card.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on black card stock and heat-embossed this piece with white embossing powder  Here’s my shaker card:

 

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Isn’t this stamp set so adorable?  This card is so cheerful and is also perfect for Halloween.  Here’s a closer look:

 

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That little dog is the cutest ever!   I think the sentiment I used is perfect for this card.

 

For my second card, I stamped the images on some Bristol smooth white card stock and also cut a masks to cover the images.  I adhered the masks onto the images and I used my clouds stencil to ink up my background.   I removed the masks and colored my images in with Copic markers.  Here is the second card:

 

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I LOVE all of the pop-culture stamps by Kindred Stamps!  I think the images are proportionately sized for an A2 size card.  You can also used these stamps creating a scrapbook layout.  They are also perfect to use for your planners or traveling journals.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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I hope you like my projects today.  Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase the stamp set I used today.  Happy crafting!

 

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28 thoughts on “Day of the Dead with Kindred Stamps

  1. Love Love this set. Have not seen the movie, but I know it will be great. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards. Purchased this set along with 5 others this morning. Can’t wait for next week, when they arrive.

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  2. Great cards! I especially am loving the first card! I really love that it is a shaker card! I am absolutely in the love with the color blended background too!

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