Do you think this card is scary and spooky?

Actually, spiders and bats have their place in the whole scheme of evolution.  Spiders continuously weave silk and their silk is known to have strength and elasticity. It’s somewhat sticky and this is how they catch their prey. Bats are considered wonders of evolution and are mammals who can fly.

Okay, enough about that. Let’s get to today’s project.

The stamped images are from the Festive Corners stamp set and the bats are die cuts from the Halloween Magic Dies. I used lots of layers on this card, including a colorful plaid from the Plaid Tidings DSP. The Whisper White top frame layer was cropped from the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies,  and the inside sentiment and image on the envelope are from the Celebration Tidings stamp set.

There certainly is a lot going on here which I didn’t realize until now.

I bet you’re all curious to see what my workspace looks like after this one…. a messy space is a creative space, right?

I started layering until I was able to center the “SPOOKY” image to scale. Layers and frames always work well when you have a focal point image that needs a little more attention. I added the spider’s web (which I hand cropped) and the spider, then I started moving the bats around the frame until they helped draw attention to the SPOOKY image.  My card needed just a little something more, so I glued on a few sequins. Bling is always good!

So that’s the story of creation for this card.

Below are the project dimensions:

  • Basic Black standard A-2 card base scored and folded vertically;
  • The first Whisper White layer is 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″;
  • The Plaid Tidings DSP layer is 4″ X 5 1/4″;
  • The Basic Black frame layer is 2 7/8″ X 4 1/8″;
  • The Whisper White frame layer is 2 3/4″ X 4″;
  • I used the 2″ X 3 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle Frame to crop the center of the Whisper White frame layer.
  • The Bumblebee layer inside the frame is 2 1/4″ X 3 3/4″.  When placed behind the frame, there’s plenty of room to add your adhesive.
  • I Stamped “SPOOKY” with my Stamparatus after I framed the Bumblebee layer.

Now, grab a spooky stamp set, add a few flying bats and a little bling and create something adorable!

The only limitation is your imagination!