Dia de los Muertos with Monsters/Ghouls for {Cupcake Inspirations} Reminder

Hello there friends!  I hope that you’ve had a wonderful Halloween weekend!  It always go by so fast for me which is why I’m so happy that there is STILL one more week left for our {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge with the theme “Monster/Ghouls“!  (This can be interpreted in several different ways…not just for Halloween!)

So I hope that you will be able to share something for our current challenge before it ends this week!  We look forward to seeing your makes!

Now, I realize that Halloween day is past us, BUT…my sister-in-law celebrates her Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos which is “Day of the Dead” and it starts on Halloween at midnight and ends November 2nd.  So I thought I would share this fun “ghoul” card representing the Holiday that I’ve made for her:

I don’t own any “sugar skull” type of stamps, but I have seen some and think they’re really cool looking!  I did have this stunning card panel from a past card Kit that is printed on toner ink so that you can foil over it.

I started by ink blending over it with Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress inks and then I took some Rose Gold Deco Foil and ran it through my laminator to get that pretty foiled background.  I then cut it out with the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it over an A2 sized top folding black card base. 

For the Sugar Skull, I cut it out with my Cricut Explore machine in the several different colors and paper pieced it onto the white skull using a piece of sticker sheet behind it.  It was popped up over the card with foam tape.

I printed out the words on my computer and die cut it out with a MFT border die and sponged around it with some Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar inks that I’ve popped up over the card with foam tape.  Lastly, I added some rhinestones on each side as well as the eyeballs.

I also forgot that I used some black detail stickers in the corners of the design.  I’ve added some to the inside and then printed out a Spanish poem relating to the Holiday.

Hope that you’ve enjoyed my “Day of the Dead” card creation and please be sure to check out the {Cupcake Inspirations} blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the team and add your project to the challenge as well!

Thanks so much for dropping by today friends and I’ll be seeing you soon!💀


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26 thoughts on “Dia de los Muertos with Monsters/Ghouls for {Cupcake Inspirations} Reminder

  1. This is one brilliant make Vicki,love everything about it,the background colours are beautiful against the skull,which is very feminine in colour and decoration,absolutely fantastic ambassador


  2. This is so unique and fun for Halloween! That’s a fantastic background for the image with some great coloring. It’s a cool card for the occasion – however – you may keep that big spider for yourself! LOL that adds to the fun, but I cringe when I see big spiders like that! LOL


  3. Great! When i see it, i think about the animated movie “Coco”. It really his spirit. 😀

    Take care of you and your family, hugs.


  4. Oh this card is sooo cool Vicki, I love that gorgeous skull!! Awesome foil background and the colors are perfect for a female! I bet your SIL loved it!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. I love how you blend your back grounds, I do not practice enough, and that skull is amazing and all the foils details on it and the background is gorgeous..fabulous fun and spooky card Vicki..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Like the colours. See you have been extra busy with Halloween cards too – hope they have been fun to make and well received


  7. Such a pretty sugar skull, I’m not big into them but my hairdresser would go crazy over this – in fact I pm’d you about this card. She has tats, pictures, her station is decorated with sugar skulls. Awesome card and so much detail.

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  8. Vicki – this is sensational! Sugar skulls are so underrated and just beautified up – they are really something! How gorgeous!


  9. What a fabulous card, I’m sure that your Sister in law loved it.
    Thank you for entering my final challenge at CCM.
    Good luck, stay safe and hugs


  10. Such a fabulous card! Love the background pattern and the colour combination you used! Love the pink with the green! Thank you so much for playing along with our very last challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers! Wishing you all the best, a wonderful week and happy crafting, Maike


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