You never know where creative inspiration will come from! I got an email advertising Halloween gifts. The designs on the items were so cute, and I thought, “I could make a card using that idea!” So here is a fun Halloween spider card!
The Halloween spider is made by cutting a Gumball Green circle with one of the Circle Framelits. In order to get the stripes, I used a technique I’ve seen a million times but hadn’t tried myself. Before I embossed the circle with the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I inked the inside stripes of the embossing folder with a darker green color, Garden Green. That made some of the stripes colored! It looked really neat when I took it out of the folder! For the eyes, I punched two Pumpkin Pie circles and smaller Basic Black circles and colored in the whites with the Signo Gel Pen. I hand-drew the squigly mouth with a black marker and just hand-cut two little triangles for his teeth. Do you know what the legs are? They are punched from the new Chevron Border Punch!
The card base is Elegant Eggplant layered with a piece of the new Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper. For a little greeting I used a stamp from the Halloween Bash stamp set and punched out with the Ticket Duo Punch. You could use this stamp and this card as a Halloween party invitation! Since the card is such a dark color, I put a Whisper White layer on the inside and stamped with a another greeting from the same Halloween Bash stamp set.
It’s fun to spot something cute that you know you can duplicate or at least copy to some extent with your stamps, ink, and paper. Keep your eyes open for ideas in unusual places for papercrafting inspiration!