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Thu 22

Haunted House
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  Aaagh...a new release of Halloween/Fall and Holiday items.  There are stamps as well as dies, so be sure to check out the Memory Box website to see all of the new goodies.

I wanted to make a Halloween card, and I was inspired to make a blue themed card since I had never made a Halloween card with blue before.

To make the background, I started with 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper and taped it down onto a board to help keep it flat.  I then wet the paper with water and added random splotches of blue watercolor paint on top.  Next, I added a bit of white and grey watercolor paint.  I find that those two colors often give you a marbled effect.  Once the paint dried, I splattered it with silver metallic watercolor paint.  I let the paper dry before doing this so that the silver paint would have distinct splotches and wouldn't bleed into the other colors:

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One of the things I like to do with a background is cut out my die cuts from the center and then use the rest of the paper as a background.  The layers you add to the card hide the fact that there is a big hole in your background.  You end up with die cuts that match your background and you also get the most use out of your paper:

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The final step was to layer everything and add a few silver clouds before popping the witch up with foam tape.

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I hope you are as excited as I am about the new release!  Save the date for Monday, August 26th.  We will be starting a blog blitz with the latest goodies and you will have a chance to win prizes!

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Comments

Love this. That haunted house oval is boo-tastic. Hugz

Nice background and them - lovely TFS

This is really cute, rather than scary. I LOVE the witch holding a lantern. Is she spooked and checking out a noise? Very cute.

Love these new Halloween dies! I also appreciate your hints on getting the most out of the paper!

Wow, this is spook-tacular and so fun. Pretty as well. :-)

cool scene, fabulous background for it

Beautiful watercolor, thanks!

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