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: