Incy Wincy Spider......

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.....
 
Halloween Spooky Spider card using Inkadinkadoo stamps
 
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.
 
Spooky Halloween Card made using vinyl and Silhouette Cameo 3
 
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!
 
Spider card using black vinyl cut on the Silhouette Cameo 3
 
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!!
 
Toodles,
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1 comment :

  1. I love your cute and spooky Halloween card. I really like the colors you used to sponge the background for your little spider.

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