Friday, September 18, 2015

Spiders, Oh My!

This was such a fun Halloween card to create.  I started off by die cutting the recently released Spider Web die from Die-Versions from white cardstock for the web and a shimmery black cardstock for the spiders.

The stone wall background was created using a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Dry Stone Wall).  I inked up the inside of the folder with Distress Ink (Fired Brick) before running the grey cardstock through my machine.  Love how the ink transfers onto the paper when you do this technique.  The spiders come in two sizes with this die and I added a little red hourglass on both of their backs and googly eyes to the larger one.

Next comes the fun part.  I heat embossed my spider web with Glow in the Dark embossing powder.  The glow in the dark powder gives you a really cool effect.

This is what it looks like in the dark.  Very fun to see, but very hard to photograph.  I can never find the right button to push in the dark and then I have to keep it steady so that it isn't blurry.  I let a little light come through so that you could still see the rest of the card.

The funky pumpkins were fussy cut from patterned paper and Spica glitter pens were used to give them a bit of sparkle here and there.


Donna said...

These are adorable Anne! You even made the spiders cute! Hugs, Donna

Lori Kobular said...

Awesome Halloween card! Love the brick wall and the glow in the dark spider web and those adorable fussy cut pumpkins!!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, how fun!! I love the glow in the dark embossing!! I need that spider web die!! The brick wall looks amazing!! Love this, Anne!! Have a great day :)

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Jacee said...

Lovely 'spooky' card design Anne!
hugs Jacee
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April said...

Love this cute card! I love the glow in the dark ep. It's time to get it out again!

jimlynn said...

COOL LOOKING! Love the glow in the dark spider web Anne. Fabulous card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

this is fabulous Anne, I was thinking what fun it would be to have this on the shelf, and some one walk into the dark room lol those spiders are a bit scary
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

Soooo cute, Anne! My favorite part is the adorable jack-o-lantern die! Sweet!

NanaConnie said...

Well, you already know I hate spiders, Anne, but I love how you did the bricks and the pumpkins so I just won't look at the spiders! :-D Great idea to make it glow in the dark.

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous and loving the spiders and web.
Linda xxx