Friday, September 30, 2016

Surfin' the Web

Apologies to any arachnophobes out there, I know that not everyone is a fan of our eight-legged friends, but these Eyelet Outlet Mini Spider Brads are so adorable, it's scary, lol! Which is why I couldn't resist weaving-- or in this case, machine stitching-- a web for them to inhabit on my Halloween card:

I drew some very light pencil marks to make the long straight "anchor" lines of the web, then sat down at the machine and did the curvy connecting lines. The nice thing about spider webs is that you don't need perfectly neat stitching; in fact the messier it is, the more organic your web will look!

If you're not really up for web-weaving, though, this Spider Web Washi is absolutely perfect! I created my oversized sentiment by neatly covering a scrap of white cardstock with lines of tape, then tracing some chipboard letters and cutting them out. 

To make the smaller letters I covered a scrap of cardstock with Glitter Black Washi and used alphabet dies. After all my elements were attached to the card, I added those Adorable Arachnids and called it a day.

I was inspired to use the grey background by the Mood Board Inspiration (challenge #235) at Use Your Stuff; for which I thank them!

If the spider brads are still too creepy crawly for you, there are lots more Halloween Brads at Eyelet Outlet so there's sure to be something you'll love! ♥


  1. Fabulous card, wow what great stitching. love those brads and washi tape. I can't wait for it to arrive in Canada or me in the U.S.

  2. WOW, you really have outdone your self Lauren...this is perfection.

  3. WOWsers that is just amazing! SIMPLY STUNNING in fact. I love the card you have created using my mood board for inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing and playing along with my challenge at Use Your Stuff - Hugs DT Shirl

  4. 👻 this is so much fun it's 😱. Just love love the web and those cute little brads too. I love how you made the 'happy' may have to pinch that idea.

  5. Holy crow! This is one amazing card! I can't believe you actually STITCHED the spider web!! Wait, yes I can! LOL! What a truly awesome Halloween card!

  6. This is AWESOME!!! I love your washi covered letters and that stitched spiderweb is to die for! Thank you SO much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff this week!

  7. I'm in awe of the stitching work on your card. Amazing tiny details. So glad you joined us at Use your stuff

  8. So so so great! I love seeing how you do your letters too. Happiness is!


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