Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Retro Rubber Anything Goes and Happy Halloween!

We have everyone's favorite challenge for the next two weeks at Retro Rubber . . . anything goes!

Since it is close to Halloween, I decided to go with that theme for this fun card!

I have some really fun Heidi Grace Designs Stamps from about ten years ago, with two different sized spiders.  They actually had 8 legs which is the correct number of spiders . . . as a Biology teacher I keep track of such things!
  • To create the spider web I mixed Creative Medium by Tsukineko together with Brilliance Graphite Black inker and used The Crafters Workshop Spiderweb stencil on white cardstock.  
  • White cardstock is die cut with Spellbinders Labels 2.  The sentiment and little spider are stamped in Versa Fine Crimson Red and heat embossed with with clear embossing powder.  Want to Scrap Nestabilitities has several embellishments that match the shapes of Spellbinders dies, and I happened to have black bling for Labels 2.
  • The larger spider is also stamped in Versa Fine Crimson Red and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The eyes on both of the spiders are colored in with Memento Dual Tip marker in Cantaloupe.  The spider is fussy cut and adhered to the center of the spider web.
  • The background is inked with a Sponge Dauber and Versa Fine Crimson Red.  
I think this is a really fun card that will be great to send out Halloween greetings!  Do check out the rest of the Design Teams projects over at Retro Rubber and give the Anything Goes theme a try!  Our rules are simple, 1) Use at least one stamp that is over a year old and 2) Enter up to ten challenges including ours!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great Halloween card with the web and spiders.

  2. So pleased to read I'm not the only one who gets antsy about the number of legs on a spider (or spokes on a snowflakes, legs on a bee...)! Cute card, the two sizes of spider work well here!

  3. Oh, spiders give me the creeps...and that one if so perfect for Halloween!


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