Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Got It? Haunt It!

Well here we are in October already! That means the Stampendous Design Team is sharing a lot of "Spook-tacular" ideas with you every day this month! Check out all the details over at the Stampendous Blog.

Our weekly theme is "Got It? Haunt It!" and we're showcasing many of the great Halloween stamps and stencils that were featured in the Stampendous July 2015 catalog. Here's what I'm flaunting for you today:
"Haunting by Moonlight!"
I had so much fun creating this little scene. It was easy with the wonderful Stampendous Spooky House set (SSC1229)! This set contains everything you need to stamp a spooky Halloween scene.
Spooky House SSC1229
Here are the instructions:
SSC1229 Spooky House Perfectly Clear Stamps™
Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper® lavender
jillibean soup Cream style corn paper (jbwl255)
Neenah Classic Crest Cream Cover 80#
Copic Sketch Markers - Y00, Y02, Y06, Y35, YR15, YR21, BV00, BV02, BV08, YG03, YG06, YG11, YG17, YG63, E31, E33, E37, E27, W2, W4, W6, B97, C1, 100
Glue Dots
Double-sided tape
Foam tape


  1. step 1 Fold a 6" x 10" piece of Lavender cardstock in half to form a top fold card
  2. step 2 Stamp the spooky house stamp near the right side of a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of cream cardstock, then stamp it again on a post-it-note and cut it out for a mask
  3. step 3 Place the mask over the house and stamp the ghosts
  4. step 4 Stamp the moon, fence pieces, cat and tombstones, then stamp the branch with the owl on the left edge of the scene, stamp the owl on a post-it-note, cut it out, place it over the owl and stamp more branch tips, stamp the two little jack-o-lanterns on a scrap piece of cream paper, oh, and don't forget a little of the spruce tree stamped on the right edge!
  5. step 5 Color the scene however you want, I used Copic markers to create my moonlit scene, edge with a black marker
  6. step 6 Mat the scene on a 4" x 5" piece of Lavender cardstock
  7. step 7 Stamp the saying from the set on a 1 3/8" x 2" piece of cream cardstock, color to match the background of the scene and edge with a black marker
  8. step 8 Mat the saying on a 1 1/2" x 2 1/8" piece of Lavender cardstock also edged with black
  9. step 9 Edge a 4 5/8" x 5 5/8" piece of the patterned orange paper with a black marker and adhere to the card front
  10. step 10 Adhere the spooky house scent to the center of the orange layer
  11. step 11 Cut out the two little pumpkins, edge with an orange marker, use mini glue dots to attach one to the house scene and one to the saying
  12. step 12 Use foam tape to add the sentiment
But wait, there was no sentiment on picture I showed you! That's because I couldn't decide where to put it because I loved the house scene, so I'm going to let YOU decide! Leave me a comment with which placement you like the best!
Lower left, hides the graveyard

Lower left, but not so low!

Upper middle, hides one ghost

Upper right, hangs over the card, needs a larger envelope

Upper right, hides the moon :(
Take time to haunt these designer's blogs for more frightful and delightful ideas!
Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


Sabrina said...

What a darling and spooky scene!!! I kinda of like it where you need a bigger envelope but what about just putting the sentiment in the inside of the card? Whatever you decide it will look wonderful and the person that receives it will absolutely love it! I know I would!!

Gloria said...

Great card! I would love to use that on a scrapbook page. The soft color tones are wonderful. Great job

BurningRubber said...

Wowzers! The coloring on your card is fantastic! I love the way you did the sky. So moody.

Janelle Stollfus said...

Love this SO much! I like without the sentiment but if you add it I would put it in the first one. :)

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVELOVELOVE this to pieces!!! Magnificent and spectacular!! What an amazing scene you have created!! I have to add this to my wish list because I think this would make a great canvas!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!