The Paper Players #560

The Paper Players is having a fun sketch challenge this week! The moment I saw the sketch, I knew the card I wanted to create. Sadly, it came together in my head so much easier than on paper! My vision had this super cute sparkly spider….but alas, I can not seem to find my bin of Halloween embellishments anywhere! It is obviously time to do a serious clean out in the craft room…..or just find some more sparkly spiders to purchase and then the others are bound to show up! Here is the original sketch design-

To create my card, I started by adhering a strip of black shimmer trim onto a panel of White Daisy cardstock. The panel was then die cut with a stitched panel die. It is all about the details and I wanted the stitched detail in my shimmer trim as well. I then strategically cut three square openings to follow the sketch. I had to do way more math than I liked getting those “mostly” centered! A few detailed spider webs were cut with a die from Memory Box and adhered to the back of the openings. My sentiment and spider were stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear. They were then fussy cut and mounted with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. Honestly, the only spiders I like are the fun sparkly kind. Otherwise, Eeek! is exactly the response you would get out of me! I know they are super beneficial creatures, they just need to keep to their own space outdoors!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • D1736 Cats & Bats Stamp Set-Retired
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X6064 Black Cardstock
  • Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
  • Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
  • Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
  • Stitched Panel Die-MFT
  • Stitched Square Die-MFT
  • Spider Wed Die-Memory Box
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

6 thoughts on “The Paper Players #560”

  1. WOW this is just AWESOME! Fabulous take on the sketch! You are so talented .. thanks for amazing inspiration and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE. Who knows, there might be a prize without reaching that goal! LOL

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Hello Allisa: I’ve never seen a CAS Halloween card but yours is just fabulous.
    Love the spider webs peeking through the windows and that awesome spider (I love spiders) hanging there.
    Thank you for playing along at 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    PS. I apologize for this late comment, there have been lots of family stuff going on and I felt somewhat overwhelmed.

  3. I just love this card Allisa – so fun and exactly what I envisioned with my sketch! I love the spider and speech bubble – so glad you persevered in the absence of the sparkly spider. Good luck with the clear-out! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


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