Monday, September 04, 2017

Haunted Mansion

Hi, Lois here.  I hope you are enjoying this long Labor Day weekend.  Now that September has arrived, 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.

I usually start a card by cutting the card base and mats, but this was Halloween -- why not mix it up!  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.

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.  The trees are from another CottageCutz die called Campsite Clothesline.   And 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.

The Haunted Mansion die, as well as other Halloween dies and several new series of Christmas dies, will be available for purchase in the CottageCutz store starting September 20th.  Because of the support of our 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:


Jeanne said...

This is adorable Lois! What a fun way to get in the mood for Halloween!

Anja Ž. said...

Your haunted mansion is so cool, Lois. Great card!

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute mansion! Love all the details

SugarShine Designs said...

Lois, I loved your card. Great use of the background paper to set the stage for the spooky mansion. I noticed you moved the bats on the fence from the end to the entry and that adds more flair to it also. Great job!

Mary Marsh said...

This is a great card Lois - I like what you have created with this new die

Bev Polen said...

Lois, your Halloween card is so gorgeous!! Love the house!! Lots of pieces to put together!!