I just want to say how thankful I am to continue to be involved with Inspire.Create.Challenge design team as I have been keeping buy and trying to get motivated to be a full time blogger again.
I have been creating a bit more but have not had much time to sit down and blog. I love keeping up with these challenges though!
This challenge is a themed challenge which is die cutting! I love using die cuts on my cards and projects. Make sure to check out the rest of the design teams projects by clicking on one of the Inspire.Create images below. Plus join us for this challenge and link your projects!
My next layer is a fun piece of Designer Series Paper called Monster Bash. It is our Halloween paper and this pattern of spider webs is a great! It’s cut to 4″ by 5 1/4″. Adhered down to the card base using Tombow liquid glue (my favorite adhesive!) My next idea for this card was creating an interactive bit. At first my thoughts were a mini ablum but then it turned into this little pull up piece using the newsprint pattern from the Designer Series Paper. I grabbed the newsprint paper and figured out what area I wanted to cut out. I grabbed my Stitched Shapes dies and figured out the large square would work the best.
I cut two backing piece (from a white backing from a Designer Series Paper pack). I knew this would help keep it sturdy.
I then cut one large square out of the spider web pattern for the front.
Then I uses the slightly smaller square die to cut this T out for the front.
Next I used the large square die again to cut just the top part of the area I wanted to use. Then cut down the sides so it would be the same size. (You can see the slight stitches at the top in the third picture down.)
I folded the Designer Series Paper back and forth in the same size as the large square.
I then adhered the bottom piece to one of the backing pieces and adhered it to the card.
Then added the backing to the last piece at the top and layered on the web with liquid glue (in between this layer I added a book cut out from another pattern within this Monster Bash paper) and the T pattern layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I noticed that it didn’t want to stay up against the card because of the weight. So I took my Tombow liquid glue and added a little dab or so and let it dry. Since this glue is multipurpose it means it can be temporary. Once it dries it will be sticky. So this helps keep it in place but not stuck forever 😂
Once you pull up this is what you see. I thought it was a fun way to show off the newsprint pattern that was oh so hard to cut into!
You can see I added another book to the back of the tab so you didn’t see an unfinished area. Now as if this card wasn’t over the top enough I had to try to attack these spider webs! I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to line some of the larger lines. It is a bit subtle until you look closely.
The inside needed a little something so I layered my Whisper White so it can be written in. Then I added some more books that I just hand cut from the book pattern from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper pack.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I know not everyone one likes Halloween but maybe you could take this idea and use it for another occasion like a birthday card! If you do I would love to see it!
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