This haunted house is simply too cute to be spooky! It's all about splendid texture from two Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Haunted Halloween and Spiderweb (a gift from my stamping pal, Sandy). Not a single stamp was used.
TIP: I inked up the inside back of the haunted house embossing folder, coloring the raised areas in Jet Black Stazon. Very Vanilla card stock was slipped inside and given a ride through my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. This is the delightful result. TIP: It wasn't easy to get the Black Stazon off the inside of the folder . . . just be prepared for a little extra elbow grease. If I tried it again, I would use Black Craft Ink–hoping that it would clean up easier. The house was then snipped out.
Using Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Edge Punch, I added some pizzazz to Elegant Eggplant, sponged the edges in Basic Black and layered it on top of the Summer Sun card stock (horizontal panel). The edges again were sponged in black.
The spiderweb embossing folder and Elegant Eggplant card stock really bring the background to life. TIP: For added drama, I rubbed my Elegant Eggplant inkpad over the texture. The image is layered on Summer Sun and a 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Basic Black (scored at the side).
The Summer Sun Moon (a contradiction in terms) was created using Stampin' Up!'s new 1 3/4" Circle Punch. The edges are sponged and I tossed on a couple of bat rub-ons from the Chills and Thrills Rub-On set. The sentiment is also from Chills and Thrills. I layered "Haunted House" on Very Vanilla card stock and popped it out with a 1" Circle Punch (coordinates beautifully with these label holders from Hodgepodge Hardware). The finishing touches are some sassy Circle Rhinestone Brads from the Fire Collection to anchor the sentiment and ad a fun "doorknob."
Haunts and Pretties . . . . M
Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Basic Black
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant
Cool Tools: Stampin' Up! 1" and 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponges, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Haunted Halloween and Spiderweb Embossing Folders
The Perfect Touch: Chills and Thrills Rub-Ons, Circle Rhinestone Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver