Updated: Oct 12
I came across the cutest Sweet November Stamps Halloween stamp set while browsing the Simon Says Stamp website during Stamptember this year and I’m thrilled to share the card I’ve made using it with you.
I selected a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of My Favorite Things “Boysenberry” cardstock and used Tim Holtz/Ranger’s Villainous Potion Distress Ink to darken the edges. Next, I misted the non-inked side with water using my Distress Sprayer, inserted it into the Simon Says Stamp “Tangled Web” embossing folder and ran it through my Spellbinders die cutting machine. I set it aside to dry and moved on to the next step.
I used VersaMark embossing ink and stamped two of spider stamps from the Sweet November Stamps “Spider Salutations” stamp set onto a white piece of scrap cardstock, applied Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Black Embossing Powder to the images and heat set them with the embossing tool. I used a YG01 Copic marker to color the eyes and cut the images out using my Brother Scan N Cut machine. Using Altenew’s Ultraviolet Crisp Dye Ink, I brushed ink over the white areas of the spiders (being careful not to get any on the eyes) and applied “Night Sky” Nuvo Glitter Drops over each of the spider’s bodies to make them sparkly.
Now back to the purple panel – I used a Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink pad and lightly pulled it across the raised/embossed web lines that were created by the embossing folder to give them some dimension. Next, I glued the purple panel to the center of an A2-size card front. For the frame, I used a piece of Distress Black Two-Tone Woodgrain cardstock and used the largest die from Rubbernecker Stamps’ “Nested Scallop with Holes” die set. I applied strips of black foam tape to the edges of the frame and applied it to the center of the card front.
For the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp’s “Spooky Salutations” Sentiment Strips, cut out the one I liked and colored the sentiment strip with the YG01 Copic marker so that it matched my spider’s eyes. I applied black 3D Foam Squares to the back sides of my spiders and sentiment strip, as well as added a piece of DMC black metallic floss to the upper spider and adhered everything to the card front. My final touch was adding some Trinity Stamps “Cave Crystals” sequins across the card and that wrapped it up.
I hope you enjoyed this spidery Halloween card - I appreciate you stopping by! Until next time… Happy Making!