Farmhouse Christmas…er…Halloween? Yes!!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a fun card to share with you today!  This is one of those times I took a stamp set in a whole other direction and I am pretty happy with the outcome!

This is a great example of turning a Christmas set into Halloween!

I should be sure and mention that this card is not for individuals who want quick and easy.  There is fussy cutting, coloring, fussy placement and more, but it is a great card to give to someone special!  I know who I am sending it to because I am certain they will appreciate it!

To make this card I started with a Smoky Slate base cut at 5 x 4 inches.  I then stamped the house, and the tree from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set in memento ink. I colored these in with Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight Blends.  I tried to make the windows look more spooky by using a mix of Smokey Slate and Daffodil Delight.  To make the hills I just randomly cut out pieces of crumb cake until I liked the shapes.  I wanted the house to appear to be further away from the fence. These multiple layers of card stock give the appearance of distance.  I then used my sponge dauber and smokey slate  ink and went over the house, the tree, the hills and the background.  To make the moon I punched out a Whisper White circle with my 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  I then used Daffodil Delight to light go over it in a circle.  I have to say the moon looks much brighter in this picture than it does in person.  Next, it was time for some fussy cutting.  Those tiny little ghosts are part of the Toil and Trouble DSP.  I just took my time to cut each one out.  They look so cute all over the house and tree! I then used the fence die, that is part of the Farmhouse Framelits, to cut out the fence.  After I cut it I carefully crunched up the fence so it looks more weathered.  Once I had it adhered to my card I also used my Take Your Pick tool to mess it up some. (By the way, if you don’t have this tool yet you need it!) The last thing I did is stamp the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and make it into a banner.

So what do you think?  Does this give you ideas of how to extend the use of your stamps?  We must always remember to get creative with our supplies.

~Kristal

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