This house is called “Triple Gable Gothic” based on the three gables on the roof, obviously. 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.
There is a pattern of this Triple Gable Gothic in an October 2018 blog post. You can find it in the Paper Glitter Glue library in October 2018 as well. So you can make the Triple Gable Gothic miniature Halloween house for yourself.
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.
I’ve got a tutorial on making book base for little houses.
The “Happy Halloween” on the top photo is a Tim Holtz stamp. I made my pumpkins out of polymer clay and the tree is the Tim Holtz Branch Tree die from Sizzix. 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.
Subscribe to get my free newsletter by email. Also get access to all the fun patterns and tutorials in the Paper Glitter Glue library with the secret password. I will send you a newsletter every one to two weeks.