Check out one of Diane's new releases! I can't believe I colored him, since I don't like spiders. I let the Design Team pick the categories they want for today's new releases and no one wanted the tarantula. I saw it as a challenge and I love it! I still don't like spiders, but this one is the best one I have ever seen.
Do you think he is cute, Jennifer? One of my blog friends, Jennifer, likes spiders and said they are cute. I told her that is an oxymoron. Spiders are not cute, but this spider ROCKS!
I decided to keep my card monochromatic and go with all shades of brown. I used cocoa, chocolate, brown bag and parchment cardstock all from CTMH. I used my copics to color my spider. Do ya think he is creepy? My boys and hubby love this card. It is definitely a masculine card. I just might have to give it to my DH.
Here is a close up of my tarantula! I pop dotted his body with double thick pop dots and used little ones out of cardboard for his legs. Thanks for this tip, Diane! Look at the chocolate paper to the left of the spider. Does it look like swede? I took the cardstock and sprayed it with water and crumbled it over and over until it became soft. I love this technique.
Diane let me borrow her spider web punch by Martha Stewart for the inside of my card. How do ya like the spider inside. I used the negative of the spider I cut out and sponged parchment ink to duplicate him on the inside. I wanted it to be light, so I could write on the inside.
Here is the negative or my stencil. It is a good idea to keep your negatives and use them as stencils on your projects.
Diane has many more new releases at her store, DZ Doodles and there are a lot of projects from the Design Team. Go over there...get inspired and shop!
Materials used: All products CTMH unless noted.
Paper - cocoa cs, chocolate cs, brown bag cs, parchment cardstock, black cs, solar white (Neenah)
Stamp - Tarantula (DZ Doodles)
Ink - copics, chocolate, parchment
Accessories - foundry bookplates, chocolate grosgrain ribbon, big black brads (unknown), Spiderweb embossing folder (Cuttlebug), bitty brads, Spiderweb border punch (Martha Stewart), pop dots (SU), font - Burning Wrath
Take time to create!