Hello, crafty friends! Can you believe we are in mid August already? I’ve just spent the past couple of weeks getting both my kiddos moved and settled into their new apartments for the start of a new school year. And just like that, our summer is over. So here’s to moving on to fall things, with a project share today that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release. This time, a spooky Halloween card straight out of Edgar Allen Poe, made from several of the new seasonal die sets.
Both the Window Frame and the Fireside dies from the Chapter 3 release are absolutely perfect for scene building, and that’s what I used here to create this Gothic haunted house window design, perfect for a little Poe Raven midnight dreary. I love that you can use these sets for both creepy Halloween designs or jolly holiday scenes, depending on how you dress them up. And many of the new sets are scaled to fit, so really… the sky’s the limit as far as design.
For my card, I used a mix of die cuts from the Frightful Things and Regions Beyond die sets to build my spooky scene. The window itself was die cut several times from chipboard and stacked up to add some dimension. I made a starry midnight sky background from Distress ink and paint to back the window frame, and added a layer of transparency sheet to mimic glass. The cute ghost was sandwiched in between so he could peek through the pane.
I did a bit of light stenciling and ink splattering on the background. The strip of patterned paper made me think of old water-stained wallpaper you might find in Victorian days. The thin wavy edge on the left side of that is a border made using the new Festive Repeat dies. Old bones, burning candles, an Idea-ology sentiment sticker, and a bright-eyed raven dress up the window ledge and frame. This place looks definitely haunted for life.
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: