Inking Royalty Blog Hop Spider Web Shaker Card. Welcome to the September Blog Hop! We are enjoying a year of celebrations, and this month’s projects are all about Halloween. Prepare yourself for a wonderful mix of spooky, scary and sweet. We are excited to share our creations with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the blog of the next person on the list.
My card is a spooky, spidery shaker card that will be great fun for a young Trick-or-Treater, as it will last long after the candy treats are gone. I used images from three different stamp sets, and I fussed a little in order to get everything lined up, but overall, this was a pretty simple project, especially for a shaker card. The shaker domes from Stampin’ Up! are easy to use with adhesive on both sides – I was able to skip the foam adhesive and just use the dome. Win!
I think the corner spider webs are some of my favorite stamps ever. They do take up a good bit of space on a card, but they are great for a frame, and they are powerful and fun. There is another, smaller spider web stamped inside of the mason jar, along with a dangling spider. And, I stamped and (fussy) cut the little spider on the bottom corner of the card to keep the spider theme.
- Basic Black card stock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″ for card base
- Pumpkin Pie card stock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ card layer, 1-7/8″ x 5/8″ sentiment layer
- Whisper White card stock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ inside panel, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ card layer, 1-3/4″ x 1/2″ sentiment, 2-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ to back the plaid paper, 2-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ behind the mason jar shaker, scrap for stamped spider
- Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper: 2-1/4″ x 3-3/8″
Make the black card base and line the inside with the white panel for writing. You may choose to also stamp a spider or a web on the inside of the card. Determine the position of the spider webs from the Festive Corners stamp set on the upper and lower corners of the 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ white layer. I used a Stamparatus to square the stamp and ensure straight lines. I stamped a few practice webs on a Post-it to make sure the stamp was aligned. After stamping the first cob web, move the Stamparatus plate (without moving the stamp) and turn your paper to stamp in the lower corner.
After the cob webs are stamped, measure the space between them, and cut your plaid paper (or other designer paper) to size, as well as two pieces of white card stock – (mine were 2-14″ x 3-3/8″ – you will want to adjust accordingly). You will use one of the pieces of white card stock to support the thin designer paper. Center the jar punch on the short side of the plaid paper, and on one of the pieces of the white card stock, and cut the shape of the mason jar on both. I made a template from a scrap piece of paper first, as you will see in the photo. Line up the cropped mason jars and adhere the layers, then place both layers over the mason jar shaker dome. Peel the white strip from the dome to adhere it to the back of the designer paper.
For the back of the shaker, place the mason jar image from the Lots to Celebrate stamp set on a piece of white card stock. Ensure it is aligned to show through the shaker dome, then stamp the image in black. After stamping the jar, stamp the cob web from the Banner Year stamp set inside the jar, along with the dangling spider from the Festive Corners stamp set.
Place a small spoon full of sequins on the stamped mason jar image – enough to be able to shake, but not so many that the dangling spider never shows. Place the dome (that is adhered to the plaid paper) over the stamped image, peel the white strip off the back of the shaker dome, and adhere the dome to the white card stock around the stamped jar. Adhere the entire plaid piece and the shaker to the white panel, between the cob webs.
Stamp “Boo!” from the Banner Year stamp set on the white card stock, center it on the orange layer, and place on the upper right of the card. Add an orange rhinestone for the exclamation point (because, of course!). Stamp the dangling spider from Festive Corners stamp set in black ink on a scrap of white card stock, then cut it using paper snips, then pop it up in the lower left corner with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
And, Boo! – there you have a fun, barely spooky shaker card for Halloween!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Here is the line-up to today’s blog hop. Thank you for hopping along with us.
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
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