Saturday, October 8, 2016

Dropping By To Say Hello

Hello!  Welcome back to my blog!  For today's design team project I wanted to create a non traditional Halloween card - something you could send to a friend any time during October.  I loved the idea of this cute little spider dropping down from its web to say hello.


Below is a video showing the process I used to make this card.  Instructions are also detailed down below, along with links to all of the products I used. 



I started out doing some ink blending on my background using Distress Inks.  I really wanted to use colors that aren't normally used for Halloween, just to change things up a bit. I also coated that with some Sparkling Sheer Shimmer Spritz for added sparkle. I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies from Kat Scrappiness to create a frame, along with the Double Stitched Circle Dies for the center where my spider web will go.  The stitched details on these dies give the card a nice finished look around the edges.


I absolutely adore this Spider Web Die from Gina Marie Designs.  It's unique from others I've seen because it has the cute stitched detail and it comes with three different spiders. I used some black glitter cardstock to cut my spider and some white cardstock for the web. 


I wanted my spider web to be suspended over the circle, so I added a double layer of foam tape behind the smaller rectangle panel and adhered my web over the circular opening. 


An easy way to create my own custom sentiment for this card was to use the DYMO Label Maker.  I love that you can change up the sentiment by using different stamps that you have in your stash.  For this card I chose to say Hello.


I finished off the card by adding some of the Sparkling Clear Droplets from Kat Scrappiness.  I thought they looked like little dew drops and added a nice finishing touch.  I love the sampler pack that Kat sells because it includes all three sizes.  These droplets are going to be fun to use for upcoming holiday cards as well. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed todays card.  All of the products I used are linked below.


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