Friday, September 13, 2013

Freebie Friday Free Subway Art Printable and Spooky Halloween Card

Spooky Halloween Card

I hope this post finds you well.  Today I have a fun Halloween card and I am also re-posting the free 911 Subway Art.

Does this ever happen to you? You start out making a card (or any project) and you just start adding things to it, and when you are done it becomes one of your favorite projects? Well this card is one of mine.  I love the oranges and purples for Halloween and think they look great with black.  So, I started to pull out my Halloween paper pack and decided on a black card base.

The shapes are cut using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 2.  There is something about this die that I truly love! I don't know what it is, but I am really drawn to it. It may be because if you cut it just right, it looks a lot like a Frankenstein monster head, don't you think? I was fortunate to be able to capture the "spooky" in one of the cutouts and then I started playing.

The final piece I added was the spider.  At first he was on-dimensional and then I asked myself, what would be creepier than a spider getting ready to build his web? So I took my Martha spider punch and started punching.  If you haven't created something like this before, it is easier than it looks.
How to make a creepy spider with a Martha Stewart punch

  • Punch your shape 5 - 7 times
  • This works best when your shape is symmetrical
  • I like to punch odd numbers, odd just works better
  • As you can see, I kept to my colors of black and orange and there is a pop of red in there
  • Fold your shape in half
  • Glue the folded shapes together
  • ** They will make a half circle (this means that the left and right ends are not glued together
  • ****Note - you can do this and if this guy had been hanging in an opening on the card I may have done that, but I also would have needed more punched pieces

Adding that little bit of movement to this card...

  • Do you see that black twine (it started out white, nothing a little sharpie can't handle)
  • I then tied it to the top of my nestability and attached it to the center line of my "half circle spider"
  • I punch one more shape and glue my "half circle spider" onto that (I do this for stability and to keep it flat so he slides around)
  • The rest of the twine is left loose so that he swings back and forth - sends chills up your spine, doesn't it?

I gave this card to a friend of mine and she loves it so much it is up all year long on a cork board she has (now that is a true friend! every time I see it, it makes me happy that something I made is loved so much).

Remember 911 card

I am also sharing with you today the card I made for 911. I modified it slightly from the one I posted here.  I gave this to my son the morning of 9-11, the modifications I made were that I added a small white feather and popped up the corner stars of the card.

Here is the printable again if you missed it.

Free Remember 911 Subway Art Printable

As always, I am happy to share my tutorials, freebies / printables (and now cut files) with you, I only ask that you do the following:
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  • I would be thrilled and honored if you would send me links to any images or posts that you've done using something that I have shared with you.  If you say it is ok, I will even feature your work here!
  • If you want to recolor the images, feel free! 
  • If you have a special request, please let me know and I will see what I can do.
Most importantly be Fantastically Creative You!

I will be linking up to these parties over the next few days.

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art


JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

These are really cute crafts. Thanks for the free printables!
Your quilling is just lovely - I don't have patience for that... yet ;-) thanks for stopping by my blog to comment. Have a great day!

Judy said...

Love these crafts. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great Sunday.

Unknown said...

Really wonderful idea and clear instructions! Visiting via MIM and thank you for the kind words on my blog too!

Unknown said...

Ooohh the dimensional spider is spooky Antonella. Terrific Halloween card by you and your 911 card is wonderful too.
Thanks for the sweet comment you left me. :)

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Really cute card, I love it! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one!

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Congrats on being featured !

Sandy said...

That spider is certainly spooky, LOL. Fab Halloween card,

Sew Can Do said...

What a cute idea & easy to follow! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'd love for you to link this up to my Craftastic party:)

Wendy said...

Wow, that spider sure has lots of creepy legs!! Spotted this fab card on MIM xx

Jen at A Heart Full of Love said...

Love it, especially the spooky spider! I am going to have to try that technique with some of my punches.

loz said...

Gorgeous cards and beautiful images and colors Antonella..I spotted this on MIM..Loz

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Absolutely fabulous card Antonella. Thank you for the inspiration. Wanted to let you know I'm featuring this when my party opens up tonight!

The Causal Craftlete said...

You spooky Halloween card is amazing! So much detail and I love that spider. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day!

Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

Susan@Organized31 said...

Thank you for sharing your printable. I'm pinning it now to use on some cards I have planned. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31


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