Friday, September 18, 2015

Triple Gable Gothic House on a Book Base

This house is called "Triple Gable Gothic". You may recall a photo of it in one of my earlier posts.

I felt like it was a little boring. The roof is made out of glittered paper rather than cardboard with glitter which is more substantial and what I use now. The front of the house, despite the balconies and the arched windows, was just a little blah. So I decided it needed a more interesting base so I made a book as the base.

The body of the book is a stack of corrugated cardboard cut to the same size wrapped with paper that has been tea-stained and scored to look like old pages. The cover of the book is made with 2 pieces of cardboard larger than the pages covered with card stock that has been embossed. I used Spellbinders embossing folder called European Tapestry. The spine is a piece of cardboard that I curved and covered with paper. The embossing on the spine of the book is an Anna Griffin strip embossing folder, I think.

The "Happy Halloween" stamp is a Tim Holtz stamp. I made my pumpkins out of polymer clay and the tree is a Tim Holtz die from Sizzix that is kind of hard to find. I've used it on a lot of my houses.

I am very happy about how this particular house turned out. More houses to come. Thank you for reading.

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