Notice that one of Stampin' Up!'s Spider Web Doilies (page 47 of the Holiday Catalog) was used in the card. I learned recently (thanks, Patrice!) that, if you are going to cover up the center of the doily, why waste it? Take a couple minutes to carefully snip that center of the doily away to use in a future project!
In the next week or two, I will share the card the girls made utilizing the center of the web. Stay tuned!
To make the "realistic" vine for the pumpkin, I simply wound a 1/4" strip of green cardstock around a pencil. (Sorry about the slightly flattened look of my vine. Something was accidentally set on it.)
To further add to the card's sinister look, I tore a page from an old yellowed book and incorporated that into the composition.
For the sentiment, I used a little strip of the same book page without the print and tore it to the proper shape and size.
You can also notice that I used some of the retired Halloween Washi Tape that I had purchased from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. I love the look of the rows of skulls. At my workshop, in case any of the girls weren't crazy about the skulls, I offered another -- not-quite-as-spooky -- option in black and white.
I like the looks of the card because it could also be used simply as a seasonal decoration! Spoooooky!
Following are the supplies and directions to recreate (resurrect?) this card for yourself.
A variety of three different orange Designer Series Papers
A neutral (brown-colored) DSP for the stem
A green DSP for the leaf
Basic Black cardstock
Smoky Slate cardstock
Black ink of choice
Smoky Slate Ink
Flower Patch stamp set
Happy Halloween stamp (or spooky stamp of your choice)
Old book page
Spooky Washi Tape
Spider Web Doilies (page 47, Holiday Catalog)
Flower Fair Framelits (you will use the leaf)
Ovals Collection Framelits
A pencil for curling
Use the Simply Scored tool to score a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock in half, at 5 1/2". Fold on the score line.
First of all, snip out the center portion of the Spider Web Doily. Set this aside for another project. (Notice that it is WHITE on the back! More on that in another post!)
Sponge the edges of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Smoky Slate cardstock with ink to match. Adhere this piece to the card base.
Add 4 1/4" pieces of spooky Washi tape to the top and bottom of the gray piece.
From an old throw-away book, take a piece of a page that measures 3" x 4 1/4" and crumple it loosely in your hands. Flattening it out somewhat, sponge over the words with Smoky Slate Ink. Adhere this between the Washi Tape pieces. Depending on the width of your Washi Tape, there may be some overlap.
From a scrap of the book page (without print), stamp the sentiment in black ink. Add a little sponging to this piece. Tear it to size and adhere it to the lower left of the card.
Using tiny drops of glue (or the Fine Tip Glue Pen on page 43 of the Holiday Catalog), adhere the spider web to the card, with just a bit hanging over the right, top and bottom edges.
To create the pumpkin, cut three ovals, using the Framelit that yields 1 3/4" x 2 5/8" ovals, from each of the three different orange Designer Series Papers. Slant the bottom two ovals toward each other, with their tops touching. Add the top oval over these, gluing it all in place.
Stamp in black the feathery leaf onto a piece of the green DSP that you've chosen. Cut it out with the appropriate Framelit. Create the stem for the pumpkin with the Banner Punch and the brown DSP. Adhere the leaf and the stem to the pumpkin top. Hide the pointed ends of the banner piece behind the pumpkin.
Wrap a strip of matching green cardstock that measures 1/4" x 6" tightly around a pencil, pulling it off gently to retain a curl. Attach to the back of the pumpkin.
Adhere the pumpkin over the web, with a bit more of the web showing to the right of the pumpkin.