Monday, September 3, 2012

Magazine Monday - Spider Greetings!

As promised, this week we revisit Halloween with a greeting from a trio of spiders.
I was inspired by a card in the Fall 2011 issue of Paper Creations magazine- page 54. Halloween Spiders was one of three cards designed by artist AJ Otto.  When I saw AJ’s trio of spiders, I knew I had the perfect stamp to play with. However, AJ used a flat background then layered the green and purple strips. The purple was cut/ punched to look like a scalloped eyelet trim. A fine orange chord was the fiber of choice.

I wanted to expand on the ‘spider’ theme. I found the Spiderweb embossing folder (similar to the Sizzix one) from Darice at the convention last month. I chose it to add some texture to the expanse of white. The spiders didn’t stamp completely on embossed edges so I just touched them up with a black flair pen. I used the MS spider web border punch to continue the theme in the purple stripe. The black fiber yarn with a bit of silver filament running through it seemed to be the perfect choice to bring it all together.

I chose the ‘web-encased’ Halloween sentiment from a set I picked up at Big Lots.

Next week… we’ll stick with the Halloween theme but bring in a bit of vintage.

Creative Blessings!


  1. Fabulous card Kelly, and I really like the white embossed b/g. Much better than leaving it flat. The MS border punch really adds to it and gives it some flair! Great job.

  2. Thanks Maggie. I really liked how this one turned out.

  3. Boo! Great card Kelly! You are getting me in the Halloween spirit. Can't wait to see the bit of vintage next week.

    1. Thanks, Brenda. I liked how it turned out. Can't wait for you to see next week's. But remember other things to show you this week yet!

  4. I actually like this one : ) so many of the new Halloween stuff is just too far gone for me...

    keep it simple, a spider or two, a witch, and pumpkin and I am all good to go
    the colors are great

  5. Very well done girl! I love that edge punch too-it's the perfect touch.