Tuesday, October 11, 2011



Tis the season for spiders and ghosts and goblins...oh my!

I had lots of fun making this card. My colors were inspired by the color challenge this week at


I made the water colored background with stamping inks. I watched a tutorial from a
Stampin Up demonstrator who has the greatest web site. I used Color Box Ink by Stephanie Bernard. Love, Love, Love these new inks! I took an aqua marker and wet the entire piece of watercolor paper.  I dipped my aqua marker into the different inks and painted the watercolor paper. The ink spreads onto the paper and makes this really cool background.

I stamped the Spider Web (Stamps of Life)with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
I also stamped and heat embossed the larger spider (Stamps of Life) and then punched it out with a circle punch. I added some wiggly eyes to the spider...tied some black floss to make a tag and attached it to the top of the card.
Finally, I added purple satin ribbon and tied it in a pretty bow!

Thanks for stopping by! 


Stamps: spooky2scare,web4us (Stamps of Life)
Ink: Set 2 Ink Pads (Color Box by Stephanie Bernard)
Paper: Watercolor paper; Bazzill
Accessories: wiggly eyes; black embossing powder(SU); Spica Pen; punches; ribbon; black floss


Maria said...

Great background with the inks, so pretty! Cute spider and lovely ribbon! Truly a great Halloween card! Am now a new follower, take care!!:-))

Mynn xx said...

What a super fabulous Halloween card--your spider is too cute! LOVE using the colors as the background! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Super fun, super cute card, Mackie! Love how you used the colors...so festive...and scary, lol! Fabulous blending of the sky...looks like the perfect Halloween night! Glad to see you over at the Play Date Cafe

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE that color-washed background, Mackie! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! I love that color-washed background!!! What a great idea for all these colors! LOVE your ribbon and green background panels! FUN card:) THANKS so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Mackie, well done! This evening sky and grass you've created are gorgeous, and that spider is too, too cute. Thanks for playing with us at The Play DAte Cafe this week!