It's no secret that I'm not a fan of Halloween ... well I wasn't till this month's DT kit from Whimsy Stamps landed and I wore myself out making Halloween cards. I couldn't leave them alone. I love the drama, the colours and the hours and hours of fun I had making these cards. I'll be posting them over a few days, but had to start with this one because ...... this Slimline Hill House die is just the best thing since sliced bread. Those designers at Whimsy really had a stroke of genius when they started the whole Slimline Die craze last year and I think this is their best one to date!
This card was so incredibly simple to make! I started off by inking a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock with Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire. Once it was dry I inked over some clouds with white pigment ink to give a spooky feel. I then die cut the Hill House die from black card stock and adhered yellow scraps of card to the back for the windows and door. I added some highlights with white gel pen, then adhered the die cut in place on the inked panel.
I then coloured in a square of white card with C9, 7, 5 and 3 markers to resemble a wonky sign and stamped on the sentiment from the Got Peepers Stamp Set then heat embossed it and cut it out, keeping the edges wonky. I finished off the card with a couple of pumpkins and leaves that I die cut from the Build a Pumpkin Patch Die Set, which I coloured with copic markers before popping in place with some foam tape.
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And here's a peek at some of the other cards the DT came up with