Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Till Death...

My friend requested a card for her favorite sister-in-law (actually, I think she is her only sister-in-law, but she loves her, none-the-less :D ) who is celebrating a wedding anniversary on November 2nd, which is Dia de los Muertos. They are passionate about the holiday, so Debbie (my friend) wanted a card to reflect their love of this joyous occasion and celebrate the love they have for each other. This awesome stamp by Bombshell Stamps was the perfect image to capture both of these themes.

I colored the images with Copic markers and added a touch of glitter to the diamond at the top of the image. No embossing on this one, which is a bummer, because you know how I like to double, triple, even quadruple emboss images. Also, no extraneous flowers and gems, it just didn't seem to need it. Trust me, I got it out 3 or 4 times after I finished it to see if I could add some shiny or frilly embellishments and I couldn't. It is what it is :D

The inside reads "I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not. - Robert G. Ingersoll". What a perfect sentiment :)


  1. This is wonderful! I love the colors, and the layering, and the great design...not to mention these adorable "Bombshell Babes" you use!
    Marilyn V.

  2. HI Cheryl,
    I signed up to "follow you" and can I tell you this card is so amazing, incredible and stunning!! You really should be on their Bombshell's design team!! I am always in awe of the complete card that you make.....just mind blowing! Now I have to have that image!!! Can you purchase on Etsey through Paypal? Thanks,Kathy

  3. Holy cow. As usual I'm completely in awe of your card making skills.

    Great use of the image and I love the color up. The cracked look on the oval is stunning - how did you do that?

    What a truly gorgeous gift. Your friend's sister in law will be floored.

    Love that quote too.

  4. So gorgeous! So many rich details and such a scary cool image! Happy Halloween!


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