Happy (Scary) Scenes

By | October 8, 2015

One of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog is Happy Scenes and the coordinating Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies.  I love stamp sets that I can use for different events, and this one works for Halloween,Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even beyond to Winter!!!  Typically, I don’t make a lot of Halloween or Thanksgiving cards, so this stamp set is perfect for me because I can make a few of those cards, and then concentrate on using the rest of the stamp set for Christmas.

Plus, the window frame die cut from the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies is to die for!  I love the concept of making cards looking out the window.

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For my card today, I used Shimmery White paper for the window scene so that I could stamp it with Archival Basic Black ink and watercolor it with Halloween colors.  I wanted the focus of the card to be the window scene, so I painted it in color and left the rest of the card neutral.

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I used the photopolymer stamp set Bite Me to stamp the background on the card base.  That stamp set includes both the large spider web and the small splatter stamps.

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To make the card look creepy, I sponged the edges of the card base with Early Espresso ink.  I also ripped the paper around the greeting and sponged that as well.  Ripped paper is a sure fire way to add a rustic or creepy feel to a card.

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I used dimensionals to pop up the window frame and add to the feel of looking through a real window.

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I can’t wait to make more cards with the Happy Scenes stamp set and Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies.

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Happy stamping!

Tami Hewlett

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