Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome!! My son is soon going to a local pumpkin farm on a class trip and that got me thinking.....what if it was a night trip and it was a haunted pumpkin farm! So I created this Haunted Pumpkin Farm card using Karen Burniston's Barn Pop Stand along with several other of her fantastic dies!
For this card, I started with a 5 x 7 card base using heavy weight black cardstock. I then die cut a rectangle (4.875 x 6.875) from heavy weight smooth white cardstock and another rectangle the same size from a olive green cardstock.
I started by creating the background and base of the card. I wanted to create a night scene, so I used my Tim Holtz Moon stencil. I placed the smallest moon stencil on to my card using repositionable tape runner. Then using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, I created my night sky! Once done, I added some white paint flecks to create stars. I used Copic Opaque white paint (is it paint or ink?) mixed with a little bit of water. I set this aside to dry.
For the ground area, I used Distress Oxide ink in Rustic Wilderness and Black Soot to create this dark grassy area. I set this aside to dry.
I then die cut out the barn from heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I die cut all the pieces from the same cardstock. I began by tracing out the wood panel on the barn, making sure the wood wasn't straight and there were lots of areas that would look like it was falling apart. I then began to color the panels in using Copic markers. Once I had the barn the way I wanted it, I added some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink to the edges and set it aside. I colored the rest of the pieces of the barn in the same way, then began to glue everything together. When I added the barn doors, I put them on crooked so it looked really dilapidated.I then die cut the small ghost from the Haunted Tiny House Add-Ons and added it to the little window at the top of the barn. I added some glow in the dark ink to the ghost.
I also cut out a ghost from the Halloween Elements die set from heavy weight vellum and added it to the back of the barn.
I die cut the platform from the House and Fence Pop-Up die using heavy weight black cardstock.
I glued down the background and grass base to the card base. Then I glued in the platform. To see how this platform fits into a card click here to watch Karen Burniston's assembly video.
I then die cut two trees from the Tree Pop-Up die set. I just cut these from black cardstock and fitted them to the background of the card. I die cut the little fence from the Haunted Tiny House Pop-Up to the background and to the front of the platform. I cut this from smooth white cardstock and used Copic markers to color it.
I die cut the small pumpkins from the new Halloween Borders and added them around my Haunted Pumpkin Farm. I cut a little path way to fit on the platform and colored that using Copic markers.
Last but not least, I needed to add some Trick or Treaters! So I die cut the Lamb and Pig and added costumes to them using the Tiny Accessory dies. Lastly, I die cut some black leaves from the Tree Pop-Up and glued them around the ground.
For the front of my card, I kept it really simple. I die cut some panels from patterned paper and glued them together. With so much detail on the inside, I wanted to keep it simple on the front.I just love how this Haunted Barn came out. I think creating Halloween cards are my new favorite cards!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!