Monday, 9 February 2015

Incy Wincy Spider

Now that I know that both recipients have received their 
ATC Nursery Rhyme swaps,
here is how they came into being.....

This is the first of three that I made for this swap.  Initially I had the idea to use corregated card and bend it around to form a pipe (or water spout) but found it was going to be too difficult on an ATC.  Then I went in search of some paper that would be appropriate and found this Kaisercraft paper 
(one of the new collections, but I don't remember which one - oops)
which looks like corregated card.

I stamped "Water Droplets" from Designs by Ryn directly onto the paper with 'jet black' Archival Ink and then added the spider web from "Happy Hauntings" by Graphic 45 to the top corner.

I was thinking about how to attach "Mr Stripes" from Stampotique using thread, and then it came to me "why not make this a slider?" and as they say "the rest is history"!!!
I cut a slot down the centre of the paper, popped the spider onto a little piece of dimensional, and up & down the spout he goes (hehehe).  I then roughed up the edges of the paper before popping dimensionals between the front and back pieces.  

Each slider needed a little pull tag, which was cut with a circle punch twice to sandwich the end of the slidey bit.

I always like to send my ATC in a card, which also helps keep it flat as it journeys across the ocean to far distant lands.
If you come by tomorrow, I'll be back to show the cards that chaperoned the ATCs .....
Happy Crafting!


  1. What a cool swap theme, Helen, and I love all of your ATCs. In the U.S., the rhyme begins "The itsy bitsy spider," so it was fun to read your Aussie version. Great spider image (of course), and I love the eyes! These will be treasured!

  2. I think that's a great theme too! Great project! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I saw this on Facebook and thought it was "genius" I absolutely love this ATC, it rocks! xxx


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