FUN PAPER-PIECING TIP: Since I planned on using the technique so it became a purple spider-web house compliments of the Basic Grey Eerie designer paper in the Halloween Key Ingredients! I did not have to mask the house after I stamped it so I could sponge in the spooky night sky, isn't that great? What I did do, though was make a few extra stars & a moon by using a watermark pen on the paper and embossed with clear embossing powder, the ink would 'resist' those areas and stay white.
Now you see how the house fit in perfectly on the background and it looks great, huh? I also want to point out to you the attic window on the house. You will notice it is not cut out and colored in with light in the windows like the others. That is because no one was hanging out in the attic that night. That's a place strictly for storage of non-Halloween decorations, like Christmas decorations. (that's my truthful explanation for having not realized I forgot to cut out the window until AFTER I had already made & photographed my card-HA!) Now you know I'm not perfect, nor do I ever claim to be. This card was a lot of work and I put my heart into it and did not have time to make another one. I hope you still like it & would be proud to own it if you win!
ANOTHER PAPER-PIECING TIP: In order to make dracula's cape look like it was really OVER his cupcake liner, I paper-pieced both with the purple designer paper. Then, I paper-pieced the cape with the polka dot paper so it was on top. It creates a more fluid and realistic effect.