Sunday, 12 October 2014

BOO! Cry The Children (Halloween Card) by Lynne Moncrieff



This week I have the first of my Halloween projects to share with you, delving into three Oxford Impressions Halloween stamp sets. 



Oxford Impressions – Trick or Treat, Masquerade and Halloween Party
Distress Inks:- Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain
Jute Twine
Walnut Ink Crystals (substitute with Distress Stain or Re-inker in Walnut Stain)



Apply the dissolved walnut ink crystals (or substitute) to the Kraft cardstock. Work with a very wet solution apply heat with the heat gun and at the same time, continually mist with water. Repeat this stage as often as you like.  

Tear two panels from the cardstock (lay remainder aside for the moment). Stamp Halloween, Boo and branch with the Distress Inks. Mist with water. Abrade edges and distress with Rust Effect embossing powder. Lay aside for the moment.

Apply dissolved walnut ink to white cardstock scrap. Stamp children. Fussy cut. Stamp all other elements onto remainder of the stained Kraft cardstock. Apply Glossy Accents to cat and raven.

Create a tall cardbase with the other sheet of Kraft cardstock. Adhere largest panel to card front. Compose card. 

Create hole in top left corner of cardbase. Dangle two stamped tags, threading jute twine to attach the tags. 


Until next week



  1. This is a great tag! Very well balanced and I love the colors.

  2. Such a treat for us too Lynne x wonderful background and details. Amazing stamps and creative layers

    Love it

    Hugs Annie x

  3. Love the details - the hanging tags and the brilliant bat.

  4. A wonderful vintage composition Lynne! x

  5. Fabulously vintage creation Lynne and love the shabby chic style.
    Fliss xx

  6. Oh so beautiful, so gorgous with the red colour of the stamped words, dear Lynne, and your background looks fantastic too,, with the misting. Everything also looks beautifully old and worn, I love that, feeling !!! HUG sweet friend!!

  7. This is a very unique card! I love it!

  8. A really fun and spooktaculer creation!

  9. Oh that's wonderful Lynne!! Neither gloomy nor (too much) spooky, I love it!!!! Coco xxx

  10. This is wonderful Lynne! Love the background and the stamps are great!

  11. Wow...this is awesome Lynne. Love all the aging techniques you shared. Great stamps and design!

  12. I t adore this! I'm not a huge fan of the conventional Halloween creations - lots of bright orange, poison green and black, although it can look effective: it's not really me! This is so wonderfully vintage and mysterious. I love these stamps and how you presented them with such gorgeous techniques. I'm really tempted to investigate these Oxford Impressions designs. I am so drawn to Masquerade: I have been since I was a little girl. Once again, I come away from your blog post utterly inspired, entranced and excited! :) xxx


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