Hi Bee friends! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here, sharing a shaped card for Halloween. Inside this haunted house, resides some fab-BOO-lous characters. I hope you like ghosts because this place is filled with them. 🙂 I used the following Honey Bee Stamps products to make this die-shaped card.
To make this card, I used the House Builder Die set. It’s the required card base for all house builder add-on sets by Honey Bee. I placed the house die right above the fold on my card base cardstock so that the card would be scored, not cut on the top edge. From there, I added all the elements from the Haunted House Add-On Die Set to make this house look haunted. Roof, trees, windows, tombstones, pumpkins, a boarded up front door, stone chimney and of course ghosts all make for a great haunted house!
Coloring Info: I used a black fine-tip marker and Copics is E55, E57, W9, W4, W3, C7, C5 and C3 to make the gray-aged siding. This is easy to do… it’s just lines of color to create a wood graining texture. I shadowed the roof scallops with my C5 and C3. I added grassy spikes to the base with a YG93, YG91 and white gel pen at the base of the tombstones, too. I used my white gel pen on the trees to make them stand out a bit more. Little white specks and lines were added to everything for more contrast and interest. The off-white boards on the front door were colored with E55 and E57 brown tones so they didn’t blend in with the house. The chimney got a stone look and I hand wrote on the the tombstones. Nothing needs to be perfect here on this run-down house!
After die cutting the windows, I cut one full house die out of vellum paper and backed the card front with the vellum piece inside. This gives the windows a “glass” effect. You can see through the windows to the inside. (Note: I added narrow strips of pattern paper over the vellum at the top and bottom to conceal the adhesive holding the vellum in place.) I purposely chose an orange/yellow pattern paper to line the inside of the card so that when closed, it looks like there is light inside when you look through the windows. The paper I chose is from the Hot Tropics 6″ X 6″ pattern paper pack.
When the card is opened, you can fully see the pattern paper as well as one bigger sized ghost from The Name’s Jack die set. I added three black bats and two trees from the Haunted House Add-On Die Set. Lastly, I stamped the phrase from the FaBOOlous Sentiments stamp set and added specks of black around the ghost and bats for accent. Because trees were added to both sides of the card (on the card front and inside the card), this card requires an A7 sized envelope (fits a 5″ X 7″ card) to fit the new width.
Here’s how the card looks with a tea light inside or a light close by. This card will certainly be a “treat” for someone sweet this Halloween!
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