I have a Halloween offering to share with you, a card featuring Oxford Impressions Jack o’lantern stamp set.
For me, I like a neutral, tea/coffee stained colour palette for Halloween as it works perfectly for the vintage style I prefer but I decided that for this card I was going to take a deep breath and add a dash of orange! I know, what came over me I don’t know but as you can imagine, I toned it down with walnut ink crystals to bring it to a tone more suited for me.
Now, I mentioned the Jack o’lantern stamp set, this is the most recent addition to Oxford Impressions Halloween themed sets. Suzanne really does have such an extensive range of Halloween stamp sets ranging from the Too Cute to Spook side of Halloween to the slightly more macabre, as seen in the Danse Macabre set, with everything in-between.Taking watercolour paper, a shipping tag and fabric and trims along with a wooden frame, I set about staining all, firstly with dissolved walnut ink crystals then adding the orange before toning it all down.
For the background panel, I stamped the pumpkin, Trick or Treat and that lovely branch and on the shipping tag I stamped the focal image of the girls with spider’s web repeatedly stamped around them.
The painted wooden frame highlights the sentiment. I am sure those girls are harmless as they set out to Trick or Treat with their pet bat, Batholomew but there is something rather intense to their gaze so maybe they have a wee touch of wickedness, with the elder sister leading her younger sister into all sorts of Halloween mischief.There seemed to be so much time until Halloween yet all of sudden it feels as though time is running away. Another day I will share another Jack o’lantern card which I made at the same time as this one. In the meantime, many thanks for your visit and I do appreciate that not everyone embraces Halloween, for whatever reason. I hope I cause no offence to any of you during the times I share anything related to this occasion.
(Selected Oxford Impressions Halloween themed stamp sets can be purchased from That’s Crafty in the U.K. HERE.)
06 Oct 2015 18 Comments