Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Spread the magic of Halloween to family and friends with this spooky cute spider card.
- Black cardstock
- Patterned paper: orange check; white/orange polka dot
- Purple mulberry paper
- Black wire, 28-gauge
- Heat tool
- Wire cutter
- Uchida White Liquid Appliqué Pen
- Markers: white opaque fine-tip, black
- Black chalk
- Adhesives: craft glue, dimensional adhesive dots
scissors, ruler, straight pins, computer and printer
Cut 5-1/2”x8-1/2” piece from orange check paper; score and fold in half.
Tear 2-1/4”x3-3/4” piece from mulberry paper; adhere near top of card front.
Use size 39 font of choice (designer used Space Toaster font) and computer to print “Happy Halloween” on orange polka dot; trim to 1-1/2”x3”. Chalk edges. Use straight pin to poke hole in bottom center and thread 2” wire length through hole; curl end to secure. Use dimensional dots to adhere to card front over mulberry paper.
Print and cut out pattern. Cut spider body from black cardstock; poke holes in each side. Cut four 4-1/4” lengths from black wire. Carefully thread wires through left hole, front to back, then through right hole, back to front. Bend and arrange legs, trimming wires as needed.
Use white opaque pen to draw nose and mouth. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on Liquid Appliqué Pen to draw eyes; let dry. Heat with heat tool. Use black marker to dot eyes.
Use dimensional dots to adhere spider to card front, catching wire end behind spider.
by Loretta Mateik