Saturday, 19 October 2013

Danse Macabre by Donna Ratcliff


Stamps Used

Oxford Impressions – Danse Macabre
Crafty Individuals – Patchwork Birds and Flowers
IndigoBlu – Hocus Pocus

Other Materials Used

Distress Inks – Old Paper, Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black
ProMakers – Orange, Pear Green, Grey

Love this Oxford Impressions plate, just had to have a play!

1.    Cut a square of white card and colour with distress inks. I’ve used Old Paper, Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy and a little Black Soot, slowly build up the colour keeping the centre a little lighter.

2.    Stamp the two skeletons from Danse Macabre with Black Memento, then with a dampened paintbrush lightly take out some of the distress ink colour from the skeletons – lightly dampen the ink and then blot with a bit of tissue.

3.    Using ProMarkers add a little shading to the skeletons and some colour to the skirt and flowers that the lady skeleton is wearing. Add a few highlights with a white gel pen.

4.    Take the tree stamp from the Danse Macabre set and use it to edge the piece, stamp first in black and then in embossing ink and emboss in copper. Stamp and emboss a few bats.

5.    Take some small circles of card, colour orange using a ProMarker and stamp with the spiders web from Hocus Pocus. Cut the circle into a spiral and then roll up and glue to form some small ‘spooky’ roses. Using the leaves from Patchwork Birds stamp and colour some foliage to accompany your roses. Arrange flowers in the corners and glue into place.

6.    To finish stamp the wording and apply in opposite corners from the flowers.



  1. Absolutely love this - would be great for a goth engagement/wedding.

  2. brilliant card. I love the flowers and the use of the patchwork leaves. never thought to do that. and of course the stamp set is F.A.B


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