Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Be Inspired #103 - Haunted House

This week for Be Inspired Wednesday at the Cuttlebug Challenges we are celebrating World Card Day early and giving you inspiration of all different kinds. We were given free reign and our personalities really came out in our work. I hope you enjoy and hop over to join in the fun! EDIT: They are giving away TWO cartridges to those that play along and follow! Woo Hoo! 

This haunted house was so much fun to create. I put on the Harry Potter movie in the background and went to work.

When I purchased the October 31st Cartridge™ I automatically knew I wanted to make this into a shape card on my Gypsy™. I paired this with some Pink Paislee™ supplies that I won over at Penny's blog! She was so generous and you will be seeing a lot of that awesome black glitter coming up. I had never used Pink Paislee™ and I loved it! Thank you!

Recipe:
Gypsy™
Cartridge: October 31st™
Paper/Cardstock: Cricut™ Card Stock Earthtone (orange), Pink Paislee™ Twilight Collection (black), My Mind's Eye™: Ooh La La paper pack - For Him: Get in Line (yellow with orange cross-hatching, Bazzill™ (diamond white)
Adhesive: Glue Glider Pro Perma-Tac™ - I LOVE this and I have an ATG as well, but this is my new love for sure.
Glitter: Pink Paislee Pixie Stix™
Hero Arts Black Adhesive Gems
Glossy Accents

Instructions:
1. Weld together two haunted houses with everything "hidden" except the outline. Don't forget that one has to be flipped. (This is the dark orange layer.)
2. Duplicate the house that is going to be on the front and put on a new layer. (This is the black layer.)
3. Duplicate the house again on another new layer. On this layer, "hide" everything BUT the windows. You want the windows not to cut - for them to be solid. (This is the yellow with orange cross hatching layer.)
4. Cut all of the objects out.
5. Glue #3 to card base (#1) using your Glue Glider Pro.
6. Hand cut little white ghosts (I wish I would have had that adorable ghost in Paper Doll Dress Up for this one!) and draw sad little faces on them.
7. Glue sad little ghosts onto the yellow with orange cross-hatching layer making sure that they will peek out of the windows properly.
8. Take the black layer and apply glue to the roof (you could use Glossy Accents to make it more solid, but I wanted this house to look dilapidated so I just used glue and kept shaking it off.)
9. Add two orange Hero Arts adhesive gems to the gables of the house.
10. Add black adhesive gems to the bottom two sides and one as the door knob.
11. Apply Glossy Accents™ to the rest of the black layer
12. Pop dot the black layer and add to the front of the card.

Enjoy your card!

I might make this larger and do it as a wall decor item because I really liked how it turned out. I hope you do as well!

Court

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29 comments:

June Houck said...

This is such an amazing project! I am a Court fan :)

Annie said...

Oh my gosh! This is AMAZING!!!!!!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh this is incredible!!! OUTSTANDING!! I can't believe this is a card. What an awesome job you did. This needs to be in one of the magazines!!!
jen(jennyscards.blogspot.com)

lcee said...

This is the "best" halloween card I've ever seen. You should get a prize for this. Great job. xxoo Grammy

Denine said...

Amazing. Great. Fantastic. Wow... I a,m still picking my jaw up off the floor. Words are lost in describing the work you have done on this card.

Beebeebabs said...

This is great thanks for sharing!!!

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Court this is flamin Amazing!!!!TFS:) x

Amy said...

UM WOW! Court, Holy Freakin Cow that looks like it took days to make!

Flamenco92627 said...

Wow, Court, that is so cool! And the fact that you put on Harry Potter in the background makes you my new best friend. Great job!!

Courtney said...

This is such an amazing card!!

scrappinnicole said...

Great card I am off to make this one tomorrow! I really love the glitter, gems and glossy accent.

Nicole

GiGi said...

This is sooo awesome! I just love all the details you put into it! It really is fantastic!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So awesome!! Love this fun and spooky card!

Sandy said...

Holy WOW! This is fabulous!!! Great job!

creative patti said...

I love this, was thinking the same thing!! I realy need to get me a Gypsy!!!

Sheri said...

WOW! AMAZING!! I wish I had more time to craft instead of working?? lol

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

THis is FANG-tastic! Love the papers you used and thanks for the directions. Wish I could use my Gypsy this way but I dont how to use it that well yet. Im going to try to figure this out tho. Love it! Thanks!

Sheena said...

Wow!!..great card...very spooky..love all the detail.

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

That is absolutely amazing! I am fairly new to using my Cricut, but I am fairly certain I could not make anything that looks this great! Nice job!

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

By the way, thank you so much for your comment on my blog! That was very sweet of you to offer to help me out! I am slowly but surely getting there. Of course, I always have my three trusty helpers (ages 5, 4, and 2), so that may have something to do with my slow progress! :-) Though I love that they like to help so much!

Thank yous again!

Meda said...

I really love this card!
I think I am going to buy a haunted house die myself. I was not so much into Halloween before, but I just realized I could make Halloween invitations and then I would love it because I would not hav to give them away as cards.

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

Fantabulous!!! That had to take a while!

Minta's Creations said...

I Love this! Awesome, I'm a follower but it's under the name Zackmum. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.
Minta


http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

This is AMAZING! You are showing me another reason I need a gypsy...hum...

Raven B said...

WOW. This is AMAZING. I love the details!
Hugs,
Raven

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Happy (Belated) World Card Making Day from Papercraft Star! We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and there is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Celeste B. said...

AMAZING!!! I love this one! TFS! :)

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...

I hope you don't send that card to anyone (other than me maybe...lol) because it needs to go in a frame! That is so awesome! You put a lot of detail in to that! I just got that cart...but I don't think I could get mine to turn out like that. Great job!

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...

p.s. Harry Potter movies are my favorite! I so want to go to Hogwarts! Great motivation.

 
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