A Whittle Boo
by Kim Singdahlsen
I have used the cute Whittle animals (and sentiments) so many times now I think my love of the Whittles is clear. I don't typically do many Halloween cards. My sons just roll their eyes and my nieces have never really focused on the holiday and most definitely don't like the scary aspects of it. But when the Whittle Monsters came out, I thought I could use them on a cute and cheerful card that would work for one of my nieces.
The odd things about this card is the background, but it's only odd if you know that it is part of the Christmas release - not Halloween. It's the Lamplight Pathway die. I do envision a Christmas card with some trees in the background, some deer in the light and some soft snow - but it actually works quite well for Halloween. The sun is setting, the street lights have just come on, and a cute little parade of monsters is coming down the street to say "boo"!
The sunset stripes are very easy to do with this die. I cut 1/2" strips and adhered them to thin paper (like copier paper). I then just cut the top half of the lamplight die.
I did have to handcut the light from the lamp. I didn't do it from scratch - I cut that entire top panel out of yellow. Then I used the lines on my paper trimmer (or whatever your trimmer has to help you line things up) to line up the cut from the lamp to the base. It's a waste of cardstock - but I am not at all good cutting free-hand.
And as usual for me, I relied on dimension to add interest. The cat is popped with the thickest adhesive, then the mummy, then the other two are adhered directly.