Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Happy Halloween and Fun to All

Cheapo Dies is the sponsor for Die Cut Divas, so if you want to make Thanksgiving cards, Christmas cards New Years Day, Halloween or even Valentine cards, come on and join the fun this last day of September.
I had worked on some backgrounds with the new Tim Holtz alcohol inks and used one of the backgrounds here. 

I am not sure of all the colors I used, but I do love the effects of the metallics.   I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Dies at Cheapo Dies for the card below.  I used clear Wink of Stella on all the houses, but I think I should have used black glitter paper.  I just didn't know what I wanted to do with my houses when I cut them out.  I cut off the odd shaped chimney from the top left side of this wonderful wonky Haunted House as well as shortened the house from the bottom.  It works here.

I hope you can see the plastic windows here.  I was able to keep all but the right steeple.

You can tell which window didn't retain the plastic window here.  I cut the plastic with the same die and the small windows didn't cut all the way through, which was what I wanted.

Next card, I also used a mixture of alcohol inks, but I made this background a couple years ago, using the older inks and pulling the paper through the mixture of colors on my mat.  I thought googly eyes and red moon (also from an alcohol ink sheet) would be an element of scariness to the scene.

I think the leaf here is from a Stampin Up stamp a friend lent me, while the moon is cut from the Die-namics STAX Pierced Circle dies.

In my last card, I used a beautiful background I made using the new Alcohol ink colors.  I love it.
I cut the rounded square QuicKutz  (Nesting Frame 4) dies on black glitter paper and a "party" die from Little B Handwritten die set.  I can't find these nesting dies anywhere now.  Since the windows in this house had such a great background, I just added Glossy Accents to the windows.

Supplies used on all cards:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Haunted House at Cheapo Dies
Wink of Stella, clear
Alcohol Inks based backgrounds (two with the new colors that came out this year)


1 comment:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous cards with that darling haunted house die, Arlene - perfect with the Wink of Stella for the subtle shimmer! Love your backgrounds too and the one with the googly eyes sprinkled around is brilliant - very spooky!!