03 September 2016


The spookiest house on the block is the house I want to be at. Come join me in the haunting on this lovely Halloweeeeeen.


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Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes


Putting It Together

I recently ordered this wonderful Haunted House from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and fully intended to have it as a background for a scene, but it's wonderful as the focus at well. Come and wander through the house with me.

I stamped the Haunted House on watercolour cardstock because, well, I like watercolouring with Distress Ink.

I made the house mostly grey and weathered with purple and orange highlights and shining lights from the windows.

To make a background, I first masked the house. I stamped the image on thin paper and fussy cut it. I then used reprositional adhesive to keep the mask in place. I also made a strip to block the ground or sky as needed.

I used the stencil from a Tim Holtz Halloween stamp and stencil set to add bats behind the house.

To add in the bats, I pounced with Hickory Smoke and Black Soot through the stencil.

I then sponged on the Faded Jeans sky. I wanted to have a night sky, but not so dark it would take over.

I moved the strip mask to the lower part of the scene to add in a paved  area in front of the house.

I used the TCW Organic matter stencil and Pounced on Pumice Stone.

Leaving on the house mask, I took a peak at the stone pavement.

I moved the mask to block the sky and sponged on Peeled Paint and touches of Crushed Olive.

I added grass in flicks of the Crushed Olive.

I saved my house mask by attaching it to the cling foam for the stamp. This way I can easily find it later.

The painting finished.

I trimmed the painted panel to fit better on the card and tighten the composition.

I used Faded Jeans and Crushed Olive in the edges of the painted panel to finish it up. I added a sparkle of Wink of Stella to the windows and moon for a bit of shine.

Turning to the word, I stamped two sentiments on black and embossed with glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I currently do not have a large plain oval die, so I used the largest of the lacy ovals and trimmed it with scissors. I ran the edge of the big oval on the Versamark pad and added Glow-In-the-Dark embossing in a thin line.

I decided to add a sheer orange ribbon to the card. I wrapped it around and..

...secured it on the inside of the card with an oval: Boo to you!

I adhered the main sentiment to the card: "Black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, have a happy happy Halloween

I adhered the painted panel over the ribbon to the card base.

Inside the finished card.

Haunting is such fun.


  1. Super Halloween card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

  2. Spooky!
    Great tutorial and card!
    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door.
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Aly DT member TTCRD

  3. Stunning card, love the image, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  4. wow you have a nice big stamp
    and nice coloring your card
    beautifully made
    thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM
    Monika (ATSM DT)

  5. What a great card! I love how you colored it up and all the techniques you used! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion. -Rina, DT Member

  6. Lovely card,love all the stencil you used,great idea and awesome card design...thank you for joining us at ATSM...hugs Željka

  7. Fabulous Halloween card, love the house and the background is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  8. Beautiful card Rijacki. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  9. This is a great Halloween card. I like the photo story how you made your card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  10. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage :)


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