In my head I had all those plans for October being a month of Halloween Happenings and yet here I find myself with October underway already, how did that happen?!
What I do have to share with you is something I actually made as part of a collection of Halloween themed cards which I submitted to Stampington & co’s Take Ten however I was thrilled to discover all of the cards published in the Jul/Aug/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler as a feature which they titled Apothecary.
To prevent this post from being too long I have decided to share only one card but if time allows then I will share at least another one or two between now and Halloween.
If you are on the look out for Halloween stamps then I cannot speak highly enough of the selection available from Oxford Impressions and no, that is not because I am on their DT, I have always been a fan of Oxford Impressions stamps long before I had my dream come true of being a DT member. Visit HERE to view and also you will find that in the U.K., That’s Crafty also stocks some of the Oxford Impressions Halloween sets (alongside other non-Halloween themed stamps from Oxford Impressions).
You will find the stamp set which I used on this card, Dr. Coffin’s Apothecary at That’s Crafty.
I have to say that I like working on a collection of cards because in a strange way, it really does not seem to take that much longer to create a second or third or even fourth card because all the supplies are out and then of course I can mix ‘n’ match bits of this and that. However it is at those times that I desperately wish I had more room to spread out my supplies!
The usual suspects of tea and coffee are what I used to stain the tag and I also used dissolved walnut ink crystals.
I was conscious of the time element for making each card, after all I was submitting them to Take Ten. A big time saver is that I always stain a batch of tags at a time so that when I am in need of one I do not have to spend time staining the tag which the way I do it is a little bit time-consuming.
When I stain tags I also stain fabric, lace, seam binding, really whatever is to hand! I had obviously stained this fragment of fabric so all I needed to do was stamp onto it before attaching to the tag.Like I said, I will every now and then share some Halloween cards, etc with you between now and the 31st of October.
As always, thank you so much for your visit.