Thursday, August 9, 2018

Die Cut Diva's August Challenge

This month,  the Die Cut Diva's challenge is sponsored by the wonderful Cheapo Dies
and the theme for August is Silhouettes!  If you enter you'll be in the running for a $15 gift certificate!!  Now, in my world it is NEVER too early for Halloween; in fact, I think we should celebrate Halloween all year long! 

I am trying something a bit different for this post; instead of giving you a list of the items I used in making my card, I am going to incorporate them into the post.  I'm hoping this will accomplish two things; one, that you, my dear readers will enjoy it and, two, it won't take me so long to write a post.  So I would appreciate it immensely if you'd leave me a comment letting me know what format you prefer. 

So, onto the Halloween card! I used an A7 sized card {5" x 7"} which is much larger than I typically make.  I just could not fit all of the action on an A2 {4 1/4" x 5 1/2"} sized card!  All of the dies I used on this card are unbranded; the Haunted House came with the bats, moon, and a Happy Halloween sentiment.  You could easily use this die for the Haunted House and any of these dies for the moon.  While I am in LOVE with the alphabet dies I used too spell out "spooky,"
you could certainly use any alphabet dies you have on hand.  I used a vanilla {off white} card base, black card for the house and bats, some scrap yellow card for behind the windows, a piece of gray card for the background, a thin, sparkle silver for the moon and, finally, shiny mirror orange for the letters.  All of the card stock came from my stash, except the mirror orange, which I purchased at my local Dollar Tree.

Once I had cut all the elements, the first thing I did was back the windows with the yellow card to make it appear as if there were lights on in the house {I am currently working on making cards that light up. I think having actual light come from the windows would be awesome! I am struggling with getting all 
the connections and wires to work but, hopefully, soon I will have one to share with you}.  I attached the gray card to my card base, then assembled the card as shown in the picture.  I personally cannot wait for the cooler, crisper air of fall. It's easily my favorite season!

I hope my little tutorial has inspired you to get some of your Halloween cards done; everyone is always so concerned with Christmas - send me a Halloween card anytime!  Thanks for reading and please let me know what you think of the format!  Hope to see you at the challenge! Christi

I am entering my Spooky Halloween Card in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #51, M, Anything Goes {entry 2}
Crafting with an Attitude - #42, M, Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - August Challenge
Crafty Creations - #372, Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - #366, Silhouettes


  1. Wow, Christi. What a fantastic Halloween scene you have created. Love it! Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  2. I love the spooky scene and hope you get those wires sorted out for a real light card. But the bright yellow paper you used for the window is perfect, perfectly scary.

  3. I your haunted house. I’m getting in the Halloween mood! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

  4. Hello, thanks for popping by my blog, following you right back! I've just had a nosey and your cards are wonderful, will pop by often! Liz x

  5. This is wonderful, Christi! Love how you added the yellow behind the windows!

  6. Ohh!! What a fabulous Halloween card, love this very SPOOKY haunted house!!!
    Very clever how you created the glow on the windows.
    Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

  7. oh that is an AWESOME die, and yes, it's never ever too early for a very cool halloween card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (silhouettes!) STASH with us this week! :)

  8. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  9. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket


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