Monday, September 4, 2017

Haunted Mansion

Now that it's September that means Halloween is just around the corner.  CottageCutz has some new, really cute Halloween dies.  My card today uses one of them, as well as a couple of older dies.  The name of the Halloween die brings memories of many trips to Disney World -- Haunted Mansion.

This die has many small pieces to it.  I first ran the die through my Big Shot using gray cardstock.  I was able to color many of the gray pieces with various Copic markers.  Some pieces, like the ghost and the insides of the windows had to be cut from white cardstock because the gray was too dark.

I usually start a card by cutting the card base and mats, but this was Halloween -- why not mix it up!  So now I was ready to gather my card base pieces.  I have an old patterned paper pad made up of photographs.  One of the photos is of a dark night sky.  That's the one I used for my spooky house.

I cut a strip of the green to form the ground and constructed my card base.  You can just about see the outlines of the spooky-looking trees in the background.

I decided to use the photo on the die packaging as a guide for constructing my house.  And the jack-o-lantern is from the Calendar Icons die.  I placed a small piece of yellow cardstock behind his face.

Now I was ready to complete my card.  Don't look too closely -- I forgot to include the spider webs on the front of the house.  It was too late when I discovered that!  But I did stamp a small sentiment and placed it on a "sign" in front of my house.

These new Halloween dies, as well as several new series of Christmas dies, will be available for purchase in the CottageCutz store starting September 20th.  Because of the support of their wonderful customers, it has become necessary to move into a larger warehouse.  Because of the move, the store is temporarily on hold.  But that gives you lots of time to decide what you want next!  LOL!

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:

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