Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Slithering Spider Shadowbox Card-- "A Blog Named Hero" Cute Challenge Inspiration!


Welcome back to the "Diaries!"  Today's "A Blog Named Hero" Cute Challenge inspiration project features a spider slider!  

It's really pretty simple to make and fun for the recipient!  I started with a full sheet of Hero Art's Pitch Black card stock and cut in half the short way.  (The final card is A2--4 1/4" x 5 1/2.")  Trim both pieces down to 5 1/2" x 6 1/4."  The supplies are linked below--AFIL--thank you!!

Score both ends of the 6 1/4" sides at a half inch and one inch.  The inside panel is slightly less than 5 1/2" by 4 1/4."  I spritzed shimmer spray on the black panel over the spider web stencil.  Then I lined up the orange panel so webs would match and lightly brushed Soot distress ink over it.  Then I glued the black panel to the orange.  

I added the sliding spider on by cutting two strands of clear thread and running through the ring on the back of the spider (it was a button, origin unknown.)  Then I taped the thread on the back of the panel in a diagonal, tight enough to hold the spider, but loose enough to let him be moved.

I glued that panel on to one of the black scored panels.  I used a rectangular die to cut the window on the other panel.  I used a bone folder to make a crisp fold, then glued the two outside edges of the of the folds (between the 1/2" and 1" crease.)  Then pushed those edges into a valley fold and used the bone folder to set the fold.  This allows the card to flatten for mailing, but pop up when out of the envelope.  

I added a Boo sequin and a sentiment to the inside panel and a thin orange frame around the front.  Then used a shimmer pen to give it a little shine.

Here are most of the supplies I used:

I hope you will join the challenge at for a chance to win a Hero Arts gift card! 

Take care until next time,


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