It’s all ‘eek’ to me

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the challenge of putting together my costume (I’ve already started this year’s), and though my neighborhood rarely has trick-or-treaters, I’ll have glitter-covered decorations on display.

By August, I’m already brewing ideas for Halloween cards. Last month, I designed a set of patterned papers for Halloween, including the transparency for the card below. I bought the spider stamp around the time I created the spider-web design, which makes a great backdrop for the apathetic arachnid. It’s just hanging out, with a look that seems to say, “Eek. Did I scare you? No? Whatever.”

Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 4 1/2-by-9-inch piece of light-green glitter cardstock (mine is from The Paper Studio). Adhere a transparency (I used Aleene’s Jewel-It) featuring a spider-web pattern to the front of the card, covering it. Allow the glue to dry, and trim the transparency’s edges, if needed.

Stamp a spider image (such as one from the Fun Spiders collection by Inkadinkadoo) in black ink (I used Versafine in onyx black) onto white cardstock.

Draw an outline around the spider in pencil and cut out the shape using detail scissors. Draw an outline around the cutout on light-green metallic textured cardstock (mine is from Bazzill Basics) and cut it out. Adhere the white cutout, centered, onto the green cutout, and erase any visible pencil lines.

Cut a 4-by-1/2-inch piece of the metallic textured cardstock. Trim the right end to a point. Adhere lower-case, black glitter letter stickers (I used Making Memories Scrapbook Basics Black & White Shimmer Alpha stickers) to spell “eek.” on the right end of this piece.

Adhere the “eek” piece to the card’s left edge, about 3/4 of an inch from the bottom. Adhere the spider cutout above the right end of this piece. Affix a black rhinestone (mine’s from Michaels) to the “knot” of the spider’s thread.


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