Hello, hello friends! We’re halfway through the month of October already, in what feels like the blink of an eye. Halloween will be here before we know it, so it is high time for me to share the last of the Halloween projects that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release. This time, it’s a haunted trick or treat card made with the spooky Ghost Town dies.
This fun die set features three different houses, along with the tree trunk and smoke wisp you see here. The set is perfect for creating a haunted mansion look, or even an entire haunted village. For my card, I used the tallest house image set against the forest edge made with a stenciled tree line and a single die cut tree. I’m quite sure a wicked witch hoping to lure in some children lives here.
I used several layers to build up my background, starting with that fabulous Crackle 3D embossing folder on the base. I really recommend spraying your cardstock lightly with water before embossing, as that helps the paper bend and curve into all those nooks and crannies. A large Stitched Rectangle, die cut from watercolor cardstock and heavily inked with grey tones of Distress is next, followed by an Idea-ology Cabinet Card Frame with gold trim. If you look closely at the top and bottom of that card, you’ll notice some gold metallic punched borders that were made using the punchinella shaped die from Festive Repeats. I threaded some twine through the bottom border for some extra dimension and texture.
The tree, stars, and smoke were die cut from sanded Distress cardstock, and the house from watercolor cardstock inked in red and black Distress to create the roof and siding. I used a pair of stencils to add brick and shingle-like texture to the house, and backed all the window openings with vellum that was painted with Fossilized Amber mixed with Perfect Pearls powder. You can see the touch of shimmer when viewed from the side. Definitely gives that old haunted house a deceptive warm glow.
But not sure I’d ring that doorbell. Would you?
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: