Friday, April 24, 2020

Spring Celebrations: Cinco de Mayo

Hey Festival Friends!! This past Christmas, I decided to invite some crafty friends to join me in a Festival of Christmas with a themed limited run series of social media hops. It was so fun that we decided to do more limited run series!

And it is time for another one: Spring Celebrations. There are five episodes in this series, and this one focuses on Cinco de Mayo.

I love the bright colors and sheer joy of this celebration of the Mexican culture. Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence Day, as is commonly believed. It is a celebration of culture, and not actually a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico. But it is embraced by the Hispanic communities in the US as a way to celebrate their heritage. Parades and fiestas with lots of food, music, and dancing-what's not to love?!

So, while I wouldn't generally send a Cinco de Mayo card, I would definitely send a card with Mexican flare!

Concord and 9th has this adorable Pinata Party stamp set that coordinates with the Fringe Frenzy kit, and I have been dying to use them. This is the perfect opportunity.

The background is stamped or White Satin Pearl heat embossed,  and the scalloped mat. actually has a. beautiful die cut pattern that you can't really see here. I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide. ink to make the colored panels.  I think is matches the pinkish-red fringe paper.

This sentiment is from the Pinata Party set, and the streamers are  left over from the front panel.  I could not resist using them inside the card.

Concord and 9th really had a lot to offer me for this theme! This uses the Special Delivery stamp set and dies along with the woven stripes background stamp.

The background is ink blended with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks then heat embossed with white embossing powder using the Woven Stripes background stamp.

The next panel is heat embossed with white satin pearl embossing powder with nothing else done to it. I like the elegant appearance it gives to have a pearl embossed image repeated on a background.

This taco food truck is colored with Copic markers and diecut with the coordinating die. The taco on top is from the same stamp set and is also colored with Copic markers and cut out with a coordinating guy.

And the inside is very simply finished with this sentiment from the hero arts it's fiesta time stamp set. This stamps that features a couple of Chihuahuas with a Mexican theme. If I had enough time I
would've made a bunch of cards with the stamp set too for this blog hop!

That's all I have for this hop. If you're interested in any of the supplies are used in these cards check out the listed at the bottom of this post.  And don't forget to visit the rest of the crafters on this hop for more ideas!

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.


Piñata Card:
Concord and 9th Fringe Frenzy kit [C9] [ScB]
Concord and 9th Piñata Party stamp set [C9] [ScB]
Concord and 9th Piñata Party dies [C9] [ScB]
Concord and 9th Piñata Party bundle [C9]
Hero Arts Papel Picado Confetti die [HA] [ScB]

Taco Truck Card:
Concord and 9th Woven Stripes Background stamp [C9]
Concord and 9th Special Delivery stamp set [C9] [ScB]
Concord and 9th Special Delivery dies [C9] [ScB]
Concord and 9th Special Delivery bundle [C9]
Hero Arts It’s Fiesta Time stamp set  [HA] [ScB]
Hero Arts It’s Fiesta Time dies [HA] [ScB]

Distress Oxide ink pads and refills: [ScB]
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad: [ScB]
Versamark ink pad: [ScB]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder: [ScB]

Blog Roll

Tania Cordie
Sue Plote
Justin Averill
Tanya Boser

Instagram Roll:

Sue Plote
Justin Averill
Adam Karle
Tanya Boser

1 comment:

Tania said...

Love that pinata and taco very much for the inspirations... hehe.


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