Joy. I finished my HDH049 Macabre Monday card last night... and NOT without difficulty, I might add. I will suggest to you that if you want to cover Grunge Paper with patterned paper, do it PRIOR to die-cutting it :) Yes, I thought it would be easy to just glue it on after... notsomuch.
The plan was to Glimmer Mist the GB so that the grey wouldn't show on the edges... but the mist would probably cause issues with the patterned paper, so THAT'S why I tried it. I had heated the GB after misting because I am too impatient to wait for it to dry on it's own... it changed shape and shrunk in one direction. Yeah... totally eff'd up... JUST so you know. :) So I just ripped the paper off, sprayed & inked the back and used it anyway... paperless. Worked out ok, me thinks.
Stamps: skull (Artful Illusions), web (Inkadinkado)
Paper: GrungePaper (Tim Holtz), black & premium white cardstocks (TAC)
Other: glittery spiders (party supply store), Scor-Bug, birdcage die (Tim Holtz), Glimmer Mist, ribbon (HL)
Copics: 0, BV0000, BV20, BV23
I do LOVE the dimension you can give the cage... I should have used GrungeBoard, maybe... it perhaps would hold the shape more, I don't know.
AND, to balance out my dark creepiness, Macabre Mistress Oz has offered up this bit o' cuteness for your inspiration:
Adorable, right? The spidey stamp is from Stamp It Crazy, the web is Inkadinkado, and she colored the spider with Copics. I'm glad you were up for the challenge, Oz! You are the best :)