Cat and Spider For You!
by Rachel Duong


By the light of the moon, I am here with a haunting card portraying a peculiar friendship between a cat and a spider. Or is it? Maybe the cat is ready to pounce instead. Who knows when there is a full moon and a thick haze is present in the night air. 


To create this card I used the Poppystamps "Cat Collage" die for the focal point. I die cut it out with the Open Studio "Glossy Paper Pack" in black and again with Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad" in gold glitter. Wow, these papers give off the most dramatic effects! Next I die cut the spider using the "Whittle Creatures". Isn't the spider so adorable?! The "For You Poe Script" die is cut in a medium green from the Memory Box "Lush Green Collection".  (I cut the cat and the script out twice and glued them together for a dimensional effect for the cat and a stronger heavier script.)


To make the background I used a sheet of medium weight vellum and scribbled all over it with a black Sharpie pen. I dripped rubbing alcohol over the scribbles. I also used a brush to move the color around. After it dried, I adhered the die cut pieces. Next I framed it with pale lavender Memory Box "Ocean Blue Collection" cardstock and glued it to a medium grey cardbase. 


With a black fine point Sharpie and a steady hand, I drew in the thinnest line possible for the spider to hang on. Finally, I added an Open Studio "Fairy Gemstone". Have you used these gemstones? They are so beautiful and a "must have" in your craft room. Their iridescent quality look like a mini magical crystal ball!


A close-up view of the supplies I used.


Thank you for stopping in. I hope you find this card interesting and inspiring. There are endless variations to create with these Poppystamps dies. Have a frightful evening....until next time!


Rachel Floral Signature




Hi Rachel, I love it !! The die-cuts are divine and your technique with the background using vellum, sharpie and rubbing alcohol blew me away, I love the outcome. Your card is fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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