Sometimes the crafty heart is willing but the mind is weak. That’s when I often turn to challenge blogs for inspiration. I think I am a student at heart and I like working from “assignments.” LOL That’s how this Halloween card came about. The unlikely inspiration was this beautiful, elegant wedding cake image (see left) from Winnie & Walter’s Pinterest Inspiration Challenge with Heather P. Not only did it inspire the color scheme, but it even informed the decision of the felt flourish ribbon trim.
I started the background by stenciling a “spider web” with the Tim Holtz Shatter stencil (yes, I know it’s supposed to be shattered glass, but I think the circular fracturing also looks like a crazy spider web) and Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Hickory Smoke, and Black Soot. I thought the yellow would nicely put the focus and spotlight The Greeting Farm’s Creeper Crew Wednesday (she’s retired, but HERE is a link to some other Creepers — and some of them are currently on sale!), that I colored up with the following Copic colors: Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R20; Hair: B01, C7 and C9; Clothes and Shoes: N1, 3, 5, 6 and 9; and bows: Y13
I added a 1/8″ black matting and then adhered it left justified on a bright yellow card base. To the right hand side, I added some sheer black wire rimmed ribbon from my stash and hot glued bits of an old Recollections felt flourish ribbon trim on top. As a finishing touch, I picked out some small, medium and large black sequins to add a little sparkle to the web (and perhaps allude to spiders?). But before I glued those down with Glossy Accents, I tried stacking some black and yellow sequins together and loved the look (somehow they remind me of googly eyes). To give the sequins a finished look, I covered the center holes with a little dot of Ebony Recollections glitter glue.
The following is a process video sharing how I made this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Winnie & Walter’s Pinterest Inspiration Challenge with Heather P
The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Spooky Fun Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Halloween Challenge
Virginia’s View Focal Point Challenge
So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Focal Point” Challenge! WONDERFUL!
Thank you so much Virginia! I was so happy to be able to join your Focal Point challenge. I really appreciate you stopping by to leave me crafty love. Big hugs, Kristina
This is wicked-cool!!! She is so fun for a Halloween theme!!! Thanks for joining us at TGF!!!
Thanks bunches Rachel! I really love joining in with The Greeting Farm challenges — they always motivate me to create and use all TGF stamps I have collected! 🙂
That is so cute! I wish they still had that stamp. She is my favorite.
Awww thanks Victoria. I think if you hunt for it, this is available on eBay. I buy many of the retired stamps that way…. TFStopping by. Big hugs, Kristina
Love this card, it’s wonderful and I adore that stamp ~ the whole project reminds me of The Addams Family, which I love! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… 🙂
Thank you so much Emma! I love the Addams Family TV show and movies too. 😀 TFStopping by and for taking the time to leave a sweet comment! Big hugs, Kristina
She does rather remind me of WEDNESDAY!
Always awesome coloring!! I always appreciate new takes on a die, stamp, or stencil. I think the stencil works perfectly as a spiderweb!!
Thanks so much Vicki! Isn’t it great to find a new perspective on an old stash item?! Yay! TFStopping by, bug hugs, Kristina