Stampin' UP! Home Sweet Home and Thoughtful Branches
I love 3D. Especially EASY 3D. And you won't get it much easier than the Home Sweet Home Framelits set. PLUS, it's coupled with a stamp set - my favorite combination. So I thought I'd share my Halloween house with you, complete with bats and ghosts. It includes a base to set the house on that enables you to use a battery operated tea light to illuminate the house with an eerie flicker...
Step by Step Tips:
- The base of the house was cut out using Basic Gray card stock.
- Next is to place the door die on the side of the house with the point and run it through the Big Shot.
- There are two dies for each of the two styles of windows. The first, and smaller die is used to create the openings in the wall of the house and the other is for the window frame. I put windows on all of the remaining three sides, so that means three more times through the Big Shot - one for each window.
- I found it much easier to decorate it while it was flat, before I folded it to assemble it. I used the horizontal lines stamp to create clap boards on the house sides. I only stamped one side at a time, so I had to mask off the side of the house I wasn't stamping.
- Next cut out your window frames and front door. I used Smoky Slate card stock for those. I also created shutters. You have to have at least ONE broken shutter on a haunted house! Glue them all in place using Multipurpose White Glue. Then I added the spider webs to give the house character.
- Flip the house walls over to the back. Stamp a scrap of Vellum using our Archival Black ink and the Goulish Grunge stamp that looks like rotting curtains. Cut pieces out to cover your windows and the door.
- Next it's time to create the roof. I cut my shingles from Smoky Slate card stock and tipped them with Archival Black Ink using a sponge dauber.
- Time to assemble. I cut all but 1/4" from the four base flaps so I could set the house on the base I created. A tutorial on creating the base to follow. Glue the house together using the basic directions. Apply the shingles to the roof. I taped a wire to the back of the base and suspended a ghost in mid air. Simple!