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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gel Press® Printed Spider Slider Card

It's that time of year when spooky is back in style. Despite the fact that we are still in the middle of summer, Halloween items are popping up in retail stores, and Halloween craft projects are being shared everywhere.   Today Cindi McGee shares this creepy kinetic Halloween card with fun pop out spiders and a sliding spider too! 

This project is also featured as my Cindi's Simple Solutions project this week on When Creativity Knocks.


Gel Press® 8x10 Plate 
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic - Dolphin, Pewter, Black Tie, Dark Scarlet 
JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze™ 
JudiKins™ KITE Stencil - Spiderweb
White paper
Black, red, grey card stock
Jewelry wire 
Blumenthal Lansing® Spider Buttons 
Black flat buttons 
Red alphabet buttons (or other alphabet stickers, rubber stamp, etc.) 
Paper trimmer, scissors, craft knife  

Foam dots 
Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive 
Mixing cup 


Place drops of Pewter and Dolphin paint onto Gel Press plate.   Brayer lightly.  

Place paper over plate, press to transfer paint.  Lift and set aside.  Repeat with second sheet of paper and set aside for future project.  Set prints aside to dry. Clean plate.

Cut Spiderweb stencil from border.  Place onto one corner of plate.  Brayer with black paint.  Lift stencil, an continuing placing on plate and brayering over with black paint until entire surface of plate is covered.

Place grey printed paper onto plate, press to transfer web images to paper. Set aside to dry.

Mix a few drops of Dark Scarlet paint into Diamond Glaze.  Pour different sized drops/puddles of tinted glaze onto Gel Press plate.   Place white paper over plate, press lightly to transfer.  Without reapplying glaze, place spiderweb paper over plate and press to transfer remaining glaze puddles to print.  The shiny quality of the glaze makes it appear as though there are light splotches of wet blood on the paper.  Set aside to dry.

Cut black card stock to create 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 folded card.  Cut mat about 1/4” smaller from red card stock.   Cut spider web paper to about 1/4” smaller than red card stock.  Cut grey card stock the same size. 

On left side of back of spider web printed paper, trace a curvy line that stops about 1/2” from top and bottom edge.   Draw second line about 1/4” from first line.  Use craft knife to cut out paper between lines.  This is the area where your largest spider will slide.  

Determine placement of spiders on front of card.  Make tiny hole a couple of inches above the two spiders NOT in the slider space.  Thread jewelry wire through holes, tape in place on back side.  

Place small foam dots on the back of two spiders, mount to ends of wire, and mount to card front. 

Place small foam dots on the back one flat black button.  Place beneath slit in spider patterned paper.  Place second button on top.  This is the sliding mechanism (Note:  often people use pennies for the slider, either works fine!) 

Use 3-in-1 Adhesive to mount largest spider button over top button on slider. 

Glue grey card stock behind spider paper.  Glue all layers of card together. Glue “BOO” buttons to base of front of card.   Glue piece of grey card stock inside of card for stamped or hand written greeting.  

Your spider slider is ready to creep his way up and down the card!