Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Scenes....

Hello Friends,
Do you ever have a fairly simple straightforward card idea in your head and have it go in a completely over-the-top unexpected direction?  That is what happened to me this evening when I started to work on a card for the Cloud WPlus 9 blog hop.  I love the inspiration photo:

I loved all the pumpkins, polka dots, the tree and house and the "BOO" spelled out and sitting on the ladder.  I started trying to put a card together but was struggling for a variety of reasons. So I looked at the photo again and decided to free-hand cut a house and as seems to happen with all of my Halloween cards so far this year I ended up building a SCENE card when the original idea in my head was a very simple card.   

The house was first drawn on a piece of cardstock and then hand-cut. I added embossing to the roof using an embossing folder from Stampin Up and then inked it up to give it a vintage type feeling.  I used the WPlus9 smallest pinking square to make my window openings and I backed them with clear cardstock as "glass", some striped paper curtains and some window panes cut from cardstock.  Then I decided to add a banner to the roof line that says "BOO", some clouds, a harvest moon, and a front yard scene including a black cat, some pumpkins, a bird, some flowers, and a yard sign that says Happy Harvest.  The front door of the house has a gingham heart "window" and opens to reveal another heart and a sentiment.  I still felt it needed some "grounding" so I hand sewed some hemp twine around the outside of the base of the card to create a "frame".    I wanted to also add a witch diecut "flying" over the house but the scale of the die that I had available was too big.  It would have been so perfect though!!  Perhaps I can find a bat to add now that I am on the "scene-building roll!?  I will look....

Stamps: WPlus9 - various sets
Cardstock: WPlus9 and PTI
DP: Simple Stories - Harvest Lane
Felt: MFT
Other: Burlap (smoke in chimney); halloween twine, various dies from WPlus9 and PTI.
(NOTE: If you want specific info please leave me a comment!)

Thanks for taking a look at my card. 
: )  Jill


  1. This is very creative Jill, really love what you have created here....and the way the door opens, and the cat looks so cool!

  2. Oh my goodness, Jill! What an amazing little scene you created! You have included so many fabulous details - what creativity! So glad you were able to join our Cloud9 Blog Hop this month!

  3. Wow, Jill--what a creative little scene! Your house is adorable! Plus there are so many fabulous details. Love the 'BOO' banner and the 'Happy Harvest' sign!

  4. love, love, LOVE the embossing folder you used on the roof - just brilliant! The whole scene is delightful and yes, sometimes cards take on a life on their own.

  5. so stunning jill.really fantastic spooky design :D

    xx coops xx

  6. This is just amazing--the house is so cute! I just love all of your details!

    Chris L.

  7. You crack me up! Your card is perfect the way it is! Love this one Jill, looks like a lot of work and a lot of fun to make.Perfect spot for the Boo on the awning …. Bet you son love this one too!

  8. This card is truly a work of art, Jill! Love the 'scene' you dreamed up from the fab inspiration photo. Your post made me giggle cause I can relate only too well. :o)

  9. Oh goodness Jill! I love love this little scene! That little black cat is too cute!

  10. Jill! OH MY! You are amazing! I just love where your crafty brain took you! Every detail is perfect! So perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our Cloud9 hop this month!

  11. Jill, this is just amazing. So much wonderful and fun details and that sweet little black cat, just love it.

  12. LOVE this FAB scene you created, Jill! LOVE the open door and the black cat and the BOO! Just a SUPER card!


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: ) Jill