Thursday, August 9, 2012

I'm Still Alive!

So Sheila over at She's a Sassy Lady has a shape card challenge going on.  I decided to use this cute haunted house from Mini Monsters.  With my Gypsy I created the base layer at 5.5" and hid all the contour lines.  Then I copied it, flipped it vertically, and welded the two cuts at the roof line and cut it out of white heavy cardstock (PTI).  This creates the card base.  You will see when you cut it out there are 4 little triangles sticking out from the roof sides on the sides of your card.  I trimmed these off with scissors.  I then cut another base layer out of SU Lavender Lace (retired).  For the roof, I wanted the shingles to stand out, so I used my Cri-Kit black gel pen, then cut the layer out of Lovely Lilac (retired).  I cut the shutters and door out of Kiwi Kiss (ret.) and the windows from So Saffron.  I popped up all the layers and used a black brad for the doorknob.  I thought it still needed something so I cut the black cat from Happy Hauntings out at 0.5" and stuck her on the roof.  

Here is how it looks from the side.  I stamped "Goblin Greetings" on the inside (SU ret.)

I have been painting and re-doing my craft room in my spare time and it has taken most of the summer. I still have one more shelf to paint and then it will be a little better.  But I couldn't stand not crafting any more!  My mojo finally seems to have returned somewhat.  Thank goodness--I was beginning tho think it was gone for good!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This card is WONDERFUL! I love love love the shape and the colors are perfect for a haunted house! and you have to love that roof! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at She's A Sassy Lady!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Oh My, this is really cool, love the color combo and the shape. I need to get my bug singing again;)

Angela said...

Hi Amy! So glad to see you crafting; I have missed you! What a fun card this the details and the colors!

Chris said...

wow! great spooky house card!! love all your shaped cards on these posts!! glad to see you are back, i did stop by often to see you...i no longer feel like blogging. i have done so much this summer but i didn't take one i think i am done.

Jen A said...

Oh...I agree with Chris...welcome back to the blog world...loving all your cute cut outs! Keep sharing!