I’ve lost a spider.
He’s just a tiny little thing.
The requisite number of legs.
Clear around the edges.
About the size of my pinky fingernail.
Know what I’m talking about?
You might guess it – it’s one of my favorite images in the Holiday Catalog.
As I was making today’s card, I pulled out the Jar of Haunts stamp set. Started stamping my favorite pumpkin image. Stamp stamp sta….
Where’s the spider?
I searched the whole stamp case. Looked under the piles of scrap paper on my desk. Rolled back a little and peered under my desk.
Tomorrow I’m going to take a flashlight and get on my hands and knees – I have to prepare ahead for this, it’s no longer the easy maneuver it was a few years ago – and see if I can find him. Cuz….soon I have to run the vacuum. Like – soon. And it will definitely find him if he’s down there. And then he’ll be lost in the vacuum vortex with some real spiders who had a bad day.
Keep your fingers crossed, please. I want him BACK!!! No. I neeeed him back – I don’t know if I can make it thru the Halloween season without him. 🙁
Let’s take a look at the card I was making when I realized that the spider had flown the web. As I already mentioned, it uses the Jar of Haunts stamp set and a sentiment from the Basket of Wishes set. And a few little touches from….Glamper Greetings. Sounds like a bit of a mishmash, huh? Well, see what you think. Take a look-see:
I let two sketch challenges drive this one – the first is the design. Hand Stamped Sentiments #247 is where this one came from:
And I played with a theme challenge from The Paper Players. PP313 is why there’s pumpkins and pies on my card!
Then I SNAILd it to a Silver Foil mat. Over that, I added a piece of Halloween Night DSP, SNAILd in Silver Foil.
The pumpkins, from my spider-less Jar of Haunts set, are stamped in Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla. Then I used ink from the lid of my Pumpkin Pie ink pad and colored them in, using my old Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I added some extra shading with more Tangerine Tango.
The stems are stamped in Soft Suede – then I outlined the stem portion in Early Espresso with my Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves in Always Artichoke. I used the Clear Wink to color the leaves with Old Olive – but letting the Pumpkin Pie show thru as well (which made a fall leaf color). Then I colored the stems in with Soft Suede, still using the Clear Wink Glitter Brush.
For my sentiment, I used the nice one from Basket of Wishes – individually inking the three phrases with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, and covering the other phrases with Sticky Note tape. I inked the middle image first – then added a Glamper Greeting Pumpkin Pie pie on either side. Then I stamped the first and last phrase, and added a pie on either side!
I cut it down to size, and snipped little banners on the ends. In lieu of another mat, I edged the banner with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it over the pumpkins. And that did it for the card front!
My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got more of the same Glamper Greetings images across the bottom….
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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Item # Product Name
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141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
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Heeeerrreeee spider spider spider…..heeeerrrreeee spid……..
See y’all tomorrow! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4′)
Silver Foil: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for center DSP panel)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);
Halloween Nights DSP: 2″ x 5 1/8″ (small DSP panel on front)
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