For my design team project, I created a luminary from The Creative Pointe's 'Haunted House' SVG. It's perfectly dilapidated and haunted looking in it's own right, but it sure was fun to amp up the spooky!
I maximized the scale of the house to get the largest I could out of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock. I cut two houses from black, one with a 4 inch "foot" that was scored and folded to hold the luminary upright. I also cut one door from dark grey, one bat from black, and one moon from vellum. The vellum was colored with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain and was given a few coats of California Poppy Gold Starburst Spray and dried with a heat tool. It ends up crinkly, but that adds to the charm. Ultimately, the colored vellum is sandwiched between the two house cuts.
Each window was given an extra layer of vellum with spiderwebs stamped on the back in grey ink. This looks like dusty, cracked or cobwebbed glass. I also used the pieces from the window cuts to make shutters hanging shabbily from their hinges.
White pen brings the "architectural" elements of the house alive and gives it a spooky, run-down Victorian look. The "keep OUT" sign is "nailed" to the door with brads and foam tape. Black Soot and Old Photo Distress Stains were used throughout to give dimension and add age.
"Wrought iron" fencing is given dimension with black embossing powder. The felt pumpkins were cut cut from a ribbon strip and layered with foam tape.
More Challenge Fun:
Anything But a Card: Challenge #28 - Orange and/or Black
Hobbycutz: Challenge #21 - Home Decoration / Anything but a Card
Pile It On: Challenge #42 - Halloween / Day of the Dead / Cute and Creepy
Crafty Calendar: October Challenge - Halloween
Inkspirational: Challenge #41 - Anything Inkspirational Goes
|Cardstock:||Papertrey Ink ‘Black’, ‘Smokey Shadow’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Pumpkin Pie’, ‘Vellum’|
|SVG:||The Creative Pointe ‘Haunted House’|
|Stamps:||We R Memory Keepers ‘Pumpkin Patch’; Basic Grey ‘Halloween’; My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Hattie ‘Remember’|
|Inks:||Distress Ink ‘Black Soot’, ‘Old Photo’; Top Boss Embossing; SU! craft ‘White’; PTI ‘Smokey Shadow’; Distress Stain ‘Spiced Marmalade’; Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray ‘California Poppy Gold’; Glaze pen ‘White’|
|Embellishments:||Oriental Trading Company felt ribbon ‘Fall’; Stampendous embossing powder ‘Midnight Black’; Little Yellow Bicycle card stock stickers ‘Trick or Treat’; brads|
|Tools:||SCAL; Cricut Expression; foam ink blender; heat tool; Zig glue pen; emery board; Tim Holtz paper distresser; hole punch; 3M foam tape; Glue Dots|