Monday, 16 October 2017

Scary spider!

The inspiration for this card came from a close encounter yesterday with the most enormous spider I've ever seen,  which I suddenly spotted on the floor of my lounge!  It was so big, it looked as if it was a fake one - but it wasn't!  As I'm not a lover of spiders, my hubby had the job of removing it to the bottom of the garden.
 I started by attaching a black piece of card to a white card blank, adding some extra DST where the aperture was going to be.  I then die cut a circle through the front of the card.  The spider's web was die cut using silver pearlised card, using dies I bought on eBay, and attached at the back of the aperture.  The spider is attached on a foam pad.  The ghosts and pumpkins are Impression Obsession dies and the letters were cut with MB Alphabet Soup dies.


 This photo shows the card open.

To make sure the web was secure, I made a frame using the circle dies and attached it over the edges of the web, inside of the card.

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27 comments:

  1. I do NOT like real spiders! But I do like the one on your card...so fun for Halloween!

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  2. Eek! I am not a fan of spiders either but your card is a great Halloween card :)

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  3. Cool card Liz, I hate spiders too...we get our place sprayed every year as the red backs love my garden and pool area...x

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  4. Hi Liz, a super cute card for Halloween, spiders are on the move at the minute down under, spring weather brings them out of hiding... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  5. Another great Halloween card Liz, you're on a roll!
    Janice x

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  6. Bottom of the garden or on a card - best place for spiders, certainly not running about loose in the house!! Great card.

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  7. Like you Liz I'm not keen on spiders either, the bottom of the garden is the best place as far as I'm concerned. The papers kind like on this card are fine (so long as they don't move).

    Sue xx

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  8. Brilliant and fabulous Halloween card.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. UGH! although that spider gave you GREAT inspiration, a fabulous card. Love the spider web and how you have attached it to the card. The ghosts and the pumpkins are a great addition.

    A blog friend had one in her bedroom and knew it was called a "Wolf" spider, it seemed it bit her too, nothing too bad, BUT!!!!
    Faith
    x

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  10. Another great Halloween card Liz and love the circular aperture with the spider web with the spider of course, and love the pumpkins and fun ghosts too. I have a bug buster which hoovers them up, but even with that the very large ones I leave to hubby...lol.

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  11. Spooky cute. Love those ghosts. Spiders don't bother me but I can sympathize because there is another bug that will make me run and run over anyone in the way. [Bunny]

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  12. Wowzer!!! Such great idea! Love this cards, it's designed really so well (but I too don't love spiders in real life :D LOL)

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  13. Great idea with the web in the aperture Liz! These little dies are so much fun too!

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  14. Yes I am with you on spiders and finding too that they are coming inside for some warmth. Fabulous card, love the die cut web and the colours are vibrant and perfect x

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  15. Fantastic Halloween card Liz, brilliant layout with your die cuts.
    Pam x

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  16. Fabulous card Liz and all those dies are super xx

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  17. I really DON'T LIKE spiders! But your card is great!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Hugs, Liv (Swissie)

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  18. Love the "close encounter" really made me giggle. Brilliant make.

    Kath x

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  19. Love your design with the web over the aperture, I cant bear spiders either....I have often had to wake hubby at 3am to get rid of one lol
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  20. Great Halloween card! Love the design! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

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  21. These look all so great! Love spiderwebs and these are fun and beautiful at the same time! Hugs, Gerrina

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  22. Another super make Liz. Love how you have used the aperture, the spiders web look so effective. best wishes in the Get Your Spook on Blog Challenge. Tracey DT

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  23. Soooooo clever Liz - keep up the Halloween makes! Shabneez x

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  24. Fabulous card! Glad the spider isn't real! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi

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  25. Love this card, definitely not one to send to an arachnophobe though!

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  26. OOOH! Super scary spider time. A fabulous card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

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  27. Fab card - love how you did the cobweb!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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