So after all that anxiety making the "other" Thriller card, I was cleaning my stamps, and decided to play with this image. It's a much cuter style than the skull and bats. I just took a single piece of Colonial White card stock and stamped the vampire in black. Then I started sponging around him - with Spring Iris and Grey Wool, leaving the window un-sponged. I also edge distressed in Spring Iris.
I colored in the pumpkin, his skin, his lapel and the grass. I think it would look cool with some Liquid Glass on the raven. (I think it might be too difficult to apply the Liquid Glass to the bats...they're pretty small.)
I think it would also look really cool if you used Extra Fine black embossing powder to stamp the image. OR black embossing powder with glitter. (I'll add that glitter in here somewhere!)
This card was so much easier for me to finish, because of the style of the stamp. (It took me about 5 minutes.) I guess you should just stick with the things you like, instead of trying to force something that you don't.