Sunday, October 6, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps Release Challenge #2: 3-D Halloween Project

Hi! Today, I have a spook-tacular project to share with you for the Peachy Keen October Release Challenge #2. I'm hosting the challenge this month and it is to create a 3-D Halloween Project using your Peachy Keen Stamps. You can find my challenge as well as Janice's challenge at the Peachy Keen Website under the Community Challenges Forum. Janice has a wonderful challenge as well and please be sure to check out her beautiful sample in the release challenge #1 forum. 

This project was quite the undertaking but I had so much fun creating it as well! I love, love, love how it turned out!! The haunted house is a svg cut from called Maple Manor. Thankfully, they have made up a tutorial video already that you can find here that shows you how to put it together. Though I will let you know, that with this project, it took a lot of black card stock just to cut out all the house parts. So whatever house color you decide to go with make sure you have at least 15-20 sheets of 12 x 12 paper. 
That includes whatever house siding papers you would like on it and vellum.

For each of the house parts, I took a dabber and put VersaMagic: Cloud White on the sides to give it a more distressed creepy look.

For the gray siding I used the Sizzix Notebook embossing folder. So glad that I already owned this folder that was suggested in the video. The spider web siding is Recollections and the roof paper is from DCWV. It doesn't show but the roof paper has a bit of a sparkle to it.

For this project, I used only PK stamps from the new  October  Stamp of the Month and a add on set called Clearly Autumn Quart Jar Contents. Though Peachy Keen Stamps has many other wonderful Halloween stamps that would work perfect on a project like this. The pumpkins and ghost faces are from the SOTM club kit. The skulls and the sentiment are from the Clearly Autumn. I love these skulls!!

The pumpkins were stamped and paper pieced onto DCWV paper and then I colored their stems with a Cocoa Brown Copic Marker.

The little ghosts were cut from a svg file from Too Cute By Jessica: Kawaii Halloween. I thought those little faces from the Stamp of the Month kit looked like little Kawaii faces. I cut them out with white canvas texture card stock and then put Memento: London Fog ink of the sides. I stamped their faces on them and colored their cheeks in with a Dark Red Copic Marker. I even added one of these adorable Peachy Keen faces to the very top window. I just stamped it on vellum and then put black embossing powder on top.

For the sentiment, I cut out a banner using a Momenta Banner die and my Cuttlebug. I inked the edges with VersaMagic: Cloud White and stamped on it with VersaMark embossing ink along with Recollections: Snow White embossing powder. I then adhered it to the top of the door. 

To create the skull siding I created two masks. I first stamped on one set of skulls using Versamark Embossing Ink, then lined my mask up on top of the already stamped images. Once towards the bottom you will need both masks to cover up the top and the bottom at the same time. Then I put black Recollection embossing ink on it and then instant skull background paper. I wasn't too worried with some images coming out distorted or the loose embossing powder since it gave it a more distressed look. Perfect for a Halloween haunted house. 

I will show you roughly how I did this just using black Memento Ink.

Step 1. Cut out two masks of the skull stamp.

Step. 2 Stamp the first image in the upper left corner. I did not line the top of the stamp with the paper as it would leave too much of a gap.

Step 3. Put your mask on top of the first stamped image. Line the stamp up just barely overlapping onto the masks. Once again to not leave too much of gap on the top. Then continue to do this once again on the top.

Step 4. Place just one mask back on the very first stamped image in the upper left corner and then stamp the skulls on the bottom left corner.
Once you have stamped it you will want to put a masks over top of it as well as your top center stamped image. Then masks the two next areas till you have a completely stamped piece of paper.

I finished the haunted house by adding a Recollections jewel to the door, Dollar Tree Spider webs to the roof/porch, and color changing LED tea lights in the bottom and top parts. It looks so cool at night lit up!

Thanks for stopping by and we sure hope you will play along in our release challenges. Two winners who use their Peachy Keen stamps will receive a $25 dollar gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps. If you enter both challenges that ups the stakes for you to win!! I can't wait to see all of your creations!! Happy creating and stamping.

The new October Peachy Keen Stamps are available to purchase and you can get them for 20% off for one week only! They are amazing stamps! I just love the images. 


  1. Girl this haunted house just knocks my socks off! What a fabulous Halloween decoration you have created! I love all the amazing details you put into this. Using those skulls are part of the design was a stroke of genius - very creepy! Awesome work my friend!

  2. AMAZING job with your FANTASTIC 3D Halloween project Emily, I just LOVE IT!!!:)

  3. This is absolutely epic! Your details on the house are spooktacular! It may have been a lot of work, but it was certainly worth it. You did an exceptional job! Best, Curt

  4. This an AMAZING project! Love this Emily :)