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As soon as I saw the Black Beaded Peonies, I knew what I wanted to make. I had previously found a cute wooden skull at my local craft store knowing that I was going to make a Calavera (skull) for the Day of the Dead. One of my co-workers teaches Spanish, and her students make altars for the Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebration at our local museum. I plan on gifting this to her for the celebration this year.
I decided early on that my calavera was a girl, so I could use even more flowers on her. I started the entire process by adhering the back of the Spellbound paper to the thin wood with spray adhesive. I really enjoyed the light color, and knew that it would look the closest to the color of a skull. I then used a craft knife to cut around it all.
The last details were the cute little spider and the iRock gem designs. I couldn't resist the spider Dazzler (even though I'm not a fan in real life!) Then I used the Memento Ink in Gray Flannel around her head, nose and mouth.
really do make things like this come together so easily....
add some gorgeous flowers and sparkly spiders and it's a match made in heaven!!
I decided to break out my cuttlebug and a great sizzix die to create the base of this album, using black cardstock as my base to make it just a bit sturdier.
Here's a look at the finished product
This orange herringbone pattern is swoon worthy if you ask me :)
Here's a peek at the inside pages,
Isn't this ghost the cutest!?! He did come white but I wanted him to match the tone of the patterned paper so I used my Tim Holtz Distress stain in Vintage paper and just distressed him a bit...worked like a charm!
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