Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Holiday Home for The Paper Players

Well, I had fun today!  Not so sure about the result, but I enjoyed the process. I was trying to come up with a Halloween design for The Paper Players Challenge, and without a lot of Halloween designs, I chose to play with the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp set.  Here's the result:

Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

This is the challenge sketch from The Paper Players:

I was intrigued by the Motley Monsters DSP that looks like a forest of birch trees with some menacing-looking little eyes peeking between the trees, so I decided to use it as a backdrop.  With the height of the house from Holiday Homes, those birch trees look to be absolutely humongous, but it adds to the sinister aspect of the card.

  • On the back of the birch forest DSP, is an orange striped design, which I used as a matte for the main panel.  The card base is Blackberry Bliss.
  • Then it was just a matter of playing with all the Halloween images in the set.  I added the pumpkins and then their cute little faces.  Photopolymer stamps make two-step stamping so easy!  I added a couple of ghosts in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and lots of bats. 
  • I used Whisper White Craft ink to stamp the house outline on Basic Black cardstock and then used the coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelit to die cut it.  I also used the Whisper White Kraft Ink to add some spiderwebs to the windows and the trees.
  • I wanted the house to look more run-down, so I added some white gel pen ink to the windows and wiped it a bit so it wasn't so bright.
  • One other benefit of photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them a bit.  The only die to fit the happy halloween sentiment was the curvy Bitty Banner framelit.  In order to have it look appropriate, I was able to bend the photopolymer a little to match the curve of the framelit.

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1 comment :

  1. Love this card...that paper is so cool, very spooky card! Thanks for playing along at The paper Players this eek!


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