This house is going to be named “Slippery Slope – the Count Awaits” so the question a visitor would ask, “Do I really want to go up those stairs?”
I have been planning on using the cutout of the Count Dracula from a retired Martha Stewart punch ever since I stumbled onto it. There was one on sale on Ebay for several years that was listed at $300, now reduced to about $150, but I found one much cheaper on an Etsy site. I felt like I’d won the lottery when I got it.
The photo below shows the figure in the coffin-shaped doorway on a sketch of the facade.
Here are a few more step-by-step photos of the house. The house structure is based on a house pattern that I sent to Accucut for a custom die. This glued-on facade (glued front and back to the base structure of the house) has 3 gables which will serve as the body of the bat and the 2 side supports for the wings. The photos show it best.
Moon prototype for the “Batground”. Not sure about this.
I think I need to add framing around the Moon window and the coffin-shaped doorway. What do you think? It’s not glued down yet, but I think it makes the doorway and the moon show up so much better.
That’s the current progress on the Slippery Slope house.
I hope you will make a little cardboard house sometime and have fun in the creative process like I do. Thank you for reading my blog and for all your wonderful comments.
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