Let me start of by saying I have a really BIG phobia for spiders so even making this card made me feel queasy! But here is my incy wincy spidery card.....
I started off by using some mini distress inks that I was given for my birthday. I only had 3 colours before I was given these so I am slowly building up my collection. I struggled at first but after a few trials of varying pressure and cardstock I got the hang of blending the inks.
I used Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac and Spiced Marmalade.
The stamp is a VERY old one that I got free when I first started stamping and is by Inkadinkadoo.
I used a cut file from the Silhouette Shop for the word Spooky & the cobwebs and cut it out using black vinyl on my Cameo. Vinyl always cuts well on intricate designs.
I then stamped the spider using my Misti and added some googly eyes to make him look cuter - not that spiders could ever be described as cute in my mind!!!
Now that 'eek' sentiment was actually stamped straight onto the background but the ink pad I used was too wet and the word bled - not happy! So I had to stamp it using versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Disaster averted. New ink pads required!
I know it's pathetic being afraid of spiders but my mum was and so I guess I picked it up from her. I was on the point of moving out of our house a couple of weeks ago as we seemed to be infested with GIANT (and I do mean GIANT!) spiders that kept appearing in the hall, stairs and one even started running towards me on the sofa!! Apparently Derbyshire has had a plague of false widow spiders this year and I nearly contacted the local pest controller to come and smoke them out of our house but at the moment they seem to be under control. I even resorted to taping up the front door when it rained to stop them coming inside - they obviously don't like rain.
My husbean said he is going to send me on a course at London Zoo which will eliminate my fear - apparently there is a waiting list as they have a 100% success rate! Unless it's a trick by my husbean to get me locked up in a zoo!!