Sunday, October 9, 2011

Got a NEW stamp!!! Halloween is at Wee Memories

I must say I held off buying this house long enough, but with 40% off at Michaels, I couldn't resist.  Doesn't it look spooky?  It's not supposed to be a spook house,  It's the Hero Arts House with PlantG5430, a charming Victorian-style house.  I added a pumpkin where the plant stood and some fence and scary bats.   I thought this was a rather batty Halloween card... wonder what's happening in those rooms..... oooohhh. The bats are an OLD Hero Arts wood block stamp called Bat Cluster, A224.   The windows and yellow moon are covered with Glossy Accents...  Spellbinder Label 8 set is so darn useful  A little twine, gems and Copic markers finish this card.  I am entering this card in Wee Memories challenge of Halloween projects.  YAH!

NOW, I want to show you the house in a different setting, the chilly North!   I used this same stamp for the Hero Arts Monthly Challenge going on NOW.  One of the three choices was using non-holiday stamps to create a holiday card.   The house is a given, but I also used the Envelope Pattern, S5507, on the trees I cut out as triangles and on the torn paper for the partly snowy ground.  The Cuttlebug comes in handy for a nice swirly night sky.  I made my snowman with the smallest Spellbinders circle die-cut I had and then an even smaller punch I bought at the Dollar Tree.   Now isn't that an inviting house?  So unlike the one above.  hehehe

I'm not finished with my house decorating yet!  You know how sometimes you get some paper in a stack you know you will NEVER use?   Now I ask you about the rounded square die-cut.... who would have thought?   Some left-over striped card-stock and there you have it... oh, the doors didn't stamp well, so I made them into long door panels.  After I took the photo, I added door handles.   The house was stamped on left-over text paper.   See what versatility this house has?  And I didn't get it until Friday night.   I inked it up and started cutting yesterday... still have some more that are not colored in.  Love those good ol' Copic markers.  
Hope you like them. 


Barb said...

Arlene, I love the way you showed how versatile this fun stamp can be! All three cards are fabulous! Wonderful creativity! :)

Dawn T said...

How clever to make three different cards with one stamp. Love how they turn out.

Patty said...

Cute cards Arlene! It's always fun to get a new stamp :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment on my mini book!