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Halloween Spider Tealights and Spooky Manor Card

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I hope that you are enjoying better weather than we are!  It is rainy and gloomy, so I decided to use some awesome papers to make fun Halloween decorations and a card.

Spider Tealights and Spooky Mansion card

This is the A2 Halloween Spooky Manor die cut from the Silhouette store.  I cut it out using Neenah Solar White cardstock and my Cameo. Then, I painted the cardstock with a Terra Cotta Adirondac acrylic paint dabber.  I love the texture that the paint dabbers give to cardstock since you pounce up and down as the paint goes on.  And as a side bonus, it is so easy to clean up!  I added some yellow cardstock scraps from my stash for the windows, and I used Anthracite Mica/Metallic for the background.

Hopefully you can catch the gorgeous glimmer from the Anthracite Mica/Metallic better in the close up of the Spooky Manor.

The spider tealights are also die cuts from the Silhouette store that I cut using my Cameo.  You can’t even tell in the photograph, but I had battery-operated tealights in them.  The tealights are made using Black Pearl Glossy cardstock.  The cardstock itself is a gorgeous black pearl on one side, and a matte white on the back.  It is difficult to really capture the true beauty of the cardstock because it shimmers so much!

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