Hey everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today! Well it's official....it's FALL!! Well, mostly in the rest of the country it is, not so much here in South Florida, but this is my most favorite time of the year...pumpkins, slightly cooler temps, Halloween right around the corner...and speaking of Halloween, I created a fun haunted dwelling for you, using the newest Vintage Dwelling XL die by Tim Holtz. I have been waiting for this die to make an appearance, not only do I love little vintage homes, but the chance to turn it into a spooky dwelling, just makes my heart sing! I LOVE HALLOWEEN!
Seriously folks, how cute is this little dwelling? I am so in love with this, I just adore creating this little homes, and I couldn't do it without this amazing die by Tim Holtz.
All of the dies I used, require the use of your Big Shot, and a pair of cutting pads, a premium crease pad, and a multipurpose platform.
To create the haunted dwelling, start by die cutting all of the pieces from the Vintage Dwelling die. Lay your die, (blades up), on an extended cutting pad, then lay your cardstock / chipboard on the die, then lay a premium crease pad on top and roll through your Big Shot.
For the texture on the roof, using the multi-purpose platform, switch to Tab #1, lay a cutting pad on top, the cardstock in the middle of the Cobwebs folder, then lay the folder down, followed by another cutting pad on top. Roll this sandwich through.
Sand the texture to reveal the kraft core, the distress the pieces with vintage photo distressing ink.
For the fence, after die cutting, paint with silver distressing paint, and allow to dry, then using a Black Soot distressing pad, smear the edges, to create a patina. For the Branch Tree, die cut using chipboard, and paint using black soot distressing paint and allow to dry. For the ghost a simple die cut using heavyweight white cardstock.
Assemble the dwelling according the the diagram that accompanies the die. I used hot glue to assemble. I sandwiched a piece of yellow vellum in between the chipboard and outer cardstock. Then simply adhere the pieces to the base. I did not adhere the actual dwelling, because I want to be able to switch out tea lights, but the everything else has been adhered to the base.
To finish the dwelling, add a bit of moss to the sides, hot glue the ghost to the back of the roof and drape some web over the top of the house.
I hope you enjoyed my project today. These little vintage homes have to be my most favorite projects because they are limited only to your imagination.
I hope I've inspired you to create your own.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!