Caught In Your Web

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!

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Sheila Bennett said...

That spider is AWESOME! Not that I really 'like' spiders. lol But what you created is great - all the details on the card are just fabulous.

Connie said...

This is awesome! This is the card I want to make for Jacob for Halloween. Soooooo....will you bring the stuff when you come over for a visit?

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my GOSH!!!! I LOVE this!!! and yes, he is adorable!!!! okay, I have got to go buy him RIGHT NOW!!! :D

Kim, I am so very proud of you that you did such a rockin' job on this card when you really don't like spiders! way to go, girl!!

Tammy said...

Eeekkk!!! Now hon that spider looks too real for me to feel comfortable with it!! Great card!!!!

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Barbara said...

Kim this one is... well lets just say you made this spider look real.The card is awsome you go girl,great card for a guy.

Tammy Hershberger said...

OK, good job coloring as it looks WAY to freakin' real!!! YIKES! LOVE how you did the airbrush stencil, too!

COCO said...

oh beautiful card !! fab details !!
thanks for your mail !!!
hugs coco

Beautiful Greetings said...

An adorably creepy card :) Adorable because you did a great job, creepy because it is a Spider! EEEK

Jeanne said...

I am SO impressed, Kim! This is a completely awesome card. I don't necessarily like spiders, but I do think they are cool to look at. You nailed this one. I love all the details you've added. But most of all I love that you took on the challenge and knocked it out of the park! Fantastic!

Curt in Carmel said...

This card is absolutely awesome! Your coloring is perfect! The creativity you displayed with your treatment of the inside of the card is just amazing! Great work! Best, Curt

Jena said...

Wow, that spider looks amazing - as much as I dislike the eight legged creatures! Great card anyway - TFS!

Barb said...

YUCK! But I say that in a good way! I do not like spiders AT ALL...and yours is so realistic, it gives me the creeps just looking at it! You did a fantastic job coloring this, my friend. The whole card is awesome, love the web and the way you finished the inside too. Great job!

Heather said...

Very creepy!! I'm going to need that spider.. :)