Monday, October 19, 2015

The Safest Day. . .

This card was born out of one of those ideas you have right before you go to sleep but you are too tired to turn on the light and write it down, and there is NO WAY you are dragging your butt out of bed to actually do something about your idea - the major difference is I remembered this one! I bought the Tim Holtz Shattered stencil as soon as it came out because a good friend recommended it to me. She knows how much I love Halloween and thought I would love this stencil and she was right!

What I Used to Make this Card:
White Card Base
Halloween Saying from So Suzy Stamps, Safest Day, # H01715
Tim Holtz Stencil, Shatter, #THS014
Distress Ink in Black Soot
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Mini Blending Tool
Pop Dots
Spider Sticker from Dollar Store (Dollar Tree)

This was a fast and easy card.  First thing I did was use the stencil.  I carefully placed it on the center of my card, taped it down with removable tape (I have an old fashioned tape holder - like from school - on my craft table and I use that tape all the time!) and using the blending tool, colored it in with the black soot ink.

I set the card aside and stamped my sentiment from So Suzy Stamps. I just ordered this stamp - and a few others - and I couldn't wait to use it. I think it is so funny and fits my humor perfectly! I stamped the sentiment using Archival Jet Black ink, trimmed it, edged it with the blending tool and black soot ink. Once the edging was dry, I pop dotted it on the card base, placing it in the middle of the area where I stenciled.  You can't really see that the sentiment was pop dotted, but trust me, I wouldn't lie to you.  

The last touch is the glitter spider.  He came from a sheet of Halloween stickers I got from the Dollar Tree. I've got a few different images and they come n orange, purple and black glitter.  Pretty good deal I'd say!  Now, I have to confess this card wasn't easy for me to make.  I am absolutely terrified of spiders. I've gotten better - I used to literally run out of the house if I saw one inside.  Now I try to "save" them by putting them outside, but, if they refuse to cooperate (like staying on the paper towel, calmly) and make a move toward me, they have to go.  I actually feel a teeny bit guilty about it, but I'm not going to their house and freaking them out.  This picture explains exactly how I feel about them, so it was a big step for me to put the spider on my card. Who knows at this rate maybe next year I can make 2 cards with spiders on them!

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my tutorial.  I have been on a creative kick lately and I think it's because I'm going away the 22nd and I won't be back until November 1st - gotta get the Halloween craftiness out of my system.  I am trying to get 100 followers in the year 2015 and I am only about 20 shy. Please consider becoming a follower and I will dazzle you with my card making skills, awesome sense of humor, with a few projects thrown in, as well as follow you back. Regardless, I appreciate you taking the time to come by ~ Fondly, Christi 
Another Look

I would like to enter my The Safest Day card in the following challenges:
So Suzy Stamps (October) - Halloween (used my NEW Safest Day stamp) 
Artistic Inspirations (October) - #142, Halloween/Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - #90, Get Ready for Halloween
Haunted Design House - Holy Hell, it's Halloween
Glitter 'n Sparkle - #159, Halloween (spooky or cute)
AAA Cards - #50, CAS Halloween
Fantasy Stampers - #47, Fright Night (entry #2)
QKR Stampede - #161, Make Your Own Background
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #102, Halloween
Dragon's Lair Designs (October) - Halloween

Looking for some challenges to enter?? Take a peek at Challenges for Days - the blog list is super easy to follow, no complicated codes and we add new challenges as much as we can.  But, before you leave here, don't forget to follow me, either on Google or Bloglovin', thanks!!


  1. Great stenciled background! You're too funny about the spiders, but I agree -- they should stay in their own homes! Thanks for sharing with us at QKR Stampede!

  2. Fab background, love that web. And what an unusual verse - chilling! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Great Halloween card Christi. I love the background and the glittery spider.
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
    Crafty hugs

  4. Fantastic card! I'm glad you remembered your idea when you woke up! And that sentiment is a hoot! Thanks for joining us this week for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

    1. Sherri - it's so rare that I remember ANYTHING, let alone an idea ~ LOL

  5. Oh that is a cool saying, I could do with that for my screen saver at work hehe ;) FABULOUS card!!

    1. LOL Great idea Georgie!! I'm sure Suzy wouldn't mind :)

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you Suzy - I'm glad you like the way I used your stamp :)

  7. This is cute... The whole post!! I don't like any bugs... Even butterflies creep me out haha!
    Have a great day!!

    1. Hahahah! Well, I don't feel nearly as bad then :)

  8. I do like the background stencil , it works well with the phrase stamp. Thanks for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. :)

  9. I love the web you created, and the sentiment is hilarious! Thanks for playing along with our 'Halloween' challenge over at CC & CC. Best of luck to you!
    ~ Bonnie DT

    1. I'm thrilled you like the card :) Thank you !! Christi

  10. Fabulous stencil and love the spider lol-brilliant sentiment too-----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  11. hahaha true! Love that background and the pretty glittery spider. Thanks for joining us at PaperGirls!

    1. Sometimes I find the best stuff at the Dollar Tree :)

  12. Hi Christi, thank you so much for visiting my blog & for your comments about the Halloween card that I made for my daughter - they made my day :-)

    I absolutely LOVE your card - and the sentiment gave me a good chuckle! Your stencilled background makes the spider-web look so real - and I love your glittery spider (which also looks very real!) - a great find from the Dollar tree. I am terrified of spiders mainly because I got bitten by a nasty black one years ago & it made me quite sick - like a really bad dose of the flu with aching joints. We also have Huntsman spiders here where I live (in Australia) & if you Google them, you will see how big they are - and boy, do they move quickly - like a human running. Gosh, I think I am scaring myself hee hee :-)

    Thanks again for visiting my blog Christi :-)

    Jocelyn x
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

    1. OH MY GOODNESS!! Jocelyn, your comment was making my heart beat faster - ick!! Oh no, I have seen pictures of some of those spiders - if I Google it I will need sedation! I have NO idea how you can coexist with those HUGE things! Now I'm getting goose bumps LOL - I am fairly new to Colorado and if I see a funny looking spider I can't even look it up online because the pictures of them freak me out too badly - whew!! Nice to know I am not alone :) Hugs!

  13. I love it!
    Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Halloween" challenge. Good luck.
    Gwyneth DT

  14. nice card, i love the way that you have done the web, thanks for taking part in the dragons lair challenge


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