Halloween Porch
by Jeanne Jachna

You're here so I know you love to craft.  Sometimes I'm not feeling so inspired.  When that happens I usually tell myself it's time to take a break.   There are other times when everything I see makes me want to get crafty.  
Fusion Oct 25-001 Fall Porch
I think it's important to support the craft community whether it's buying from small business owners or playing along with challenges I find on line.  It's a great way to find inspiration, see what other people are making and maybe find a few friends too.  I love the photo at Fusion Card Challenge this time and found myself recreating the fall porch scene with die cuts. 
The background really defines the look of the porch. I die cut a panel of  light blue card stock with the Leafy Wreath Collage.   To replicate the look of the siding on the wall I scored lines across the panel every 1/4".  I attached some packing tape to the back of the panel and inserted colorful cardstock leaves inside the sticky openings in the front for a smooth finish.  I inked the edges of the panel to help define the lines in the panel and create shadow.
The wood flooring was created using the Seaside Dock die.  I attached several die cut panels together on their reverse side, brushed them with distress ink and then cut the panel to fit my card front. 
I added loads of dies (you can find a complete list below).  The Happy Halloween Signs create my sentiment.  

Dark Stitched Batty Collage bats swoop around the Garden Lantern light.


Whittle Ghosts with rosy cheeks are moaning in the wind and  of course there's a Harvest Pumpkin embellished with Stitched Pumpkin Leaves on the porch too.

A Formal Candle die cut is placed inside the Garden Lantern with Circle Basics die cuts providing a glow.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope my card inspires you to make too! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"




Fabulous look for this Halloween card! Love so much the inlay!

Jeanne the porch die is fabulous as well as all the other dies and your layout! Love it! TFS

Jeanne, this is absolutely ADORABLE!

Beautiful scene and so clever, thanks for the step by step creative process and all the inspiration!

Fantastic! Your interpretation of the photo is awesome. What a great idea to re-purpose the Seaside Dock as a floor.

Hi Jeanne, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !!
A brilliant card, lovely colours and gorgeous die-cuts used, I especially love the Whittle Ghosties, they are so so cute !!
I need inspiration all the time Jeanne, haha, and thankfully I get lots from Poppystamps DT, thank you so much.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Absolutely adorable!

Oh my...would you please come decorate my front porch to look like your amazing card??? what a wonderful Halloween scene.

Fabulous Jeanne. Love how you used the seaside dock die. Hugz

I love how you gave the ghosts pink cheeks!!! This is just adorable.

Jeanne ~ Your card is so fabulous, that I immediately bought all the dies I didn't already own, so I could recreate something similar!! Thank you for the AWESOME inspiration!!

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