Monday, October 17, 2011

Spooky Dark & Dreary

This card is all about the embossed spiderweb background.  I'm sure most of you have seen or tried this technique before.  I used my Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder and rubbed one side of it with ColorBox Frost White ink, then placed a piece of black pearl paper inside and ran it through the Big Shot.  I love the white highlights and how it makes the web pop.

The web-laced candelabrum stamp was inked in VersaMark then StazOn Black and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  I colored the base of the candelabrum with a silver spica pen and the candlesticks with a Lovely Lilac Marker.  The bulbs were done with a lemon spica pen.  I sponged around the edges of the rectangle in Distressed Black Soot and adhered it to a piece of Basic Black.

The antique silver spooky metal plate was glued to a piece of Lovely Lilac paper cut from a Nesties Labels Fourteen #2 die and sponged in Black Soot.  While assembling this card I came across these black spider brads from Eyelet Outlet.

The embossed background was layered onto a piece of Lovely Lilac, then Brushed Silver and mounted to a Black Linen card.  I think this is a great masculine card for Halloween.  I will finish the inside when I know who the recipient will be.

I just love this candelabrum stamp.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  SU Dark & Dreary
Paper:  Black Linen, Black Pearl, Brushed Silver, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Candelabrum - StazOn Black with Clear EP (colored in with silver spica pen); Bulbs - lemon spica pen; Candlesticks - Lovely Lilac Marker; Sponging - Distressed Black Soot
Accessories:  7/8" Spiderweb Ribbon from Michael's, Making Memories Embossed Antique Silver Metal Plate, Spider Brads from Eyelet Outlet, Cuttlebug Spiderweb Embossing Folder, Nesties Small Classic Rectangles #3, Large Classic Rectangles #3, Labels Fourteen #2
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging

14 comments:

Belle said...

Wow, love the spider web. Very nice card, I just love Halloween. Keep up the good work Donna.

Rosemary said...

Donna another fantastic card, super directions too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

great and beautiful halloween card donna.

greetings karin

A Vintage Green said...

Donna - a very professional card, great spider web too. Love this one.
- Joy

Pam~ said...

Spook-tac-ular card, Donna! Cool looking spider web and I love the sparkle in spooky!

Rizzi said...

WHAT A GREAT HALLOWEEN CARD YOU CREATED. YOUR WORK IS LOVELY. HAVE A GREAT WEEK. RIZZI

Diane C-S (Stampinldyglfr62) said...

Awesome card. Love all the different embellishments.

KER said...

that is a fantastic card...spooky is right!...thanks for the deets

Au and Target said...

How lovely and Spooky!

Cheryl said...

Great, spooky card! Love all the spiderwebs--especially the embossed one. White ink on the black paper looks fantastic. I received the Hope Love Cure blog candy. Thanks so much! And, thanks for the little extras. Those Eiffel Tower charms are adorable. ~Hugs, Cheryl

Sherry Kushibab said...

Don't you just love that web EF - and it looks just great with your spider web ribbon, and the spiders.....candelabrum in the corner is the perfect touch.....very Halloween!!!

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is one spooky card!! I love the highlighted web and the spiders give it a great finishing touch!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Spooky! Love doing that distressing with the black cardstock!

Rhonda Langley said...

So much detail on this card! I love all the embossing and the spider web is fantastic!

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