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31 Tags of Halloween: Day 10

Last night my brain wouldn't shut off because it kept thinking about an upcoming Michigan trip. Around 1 a.m. I finally slept and that 5:30 alarm was just a bit too early...

Today's tag isn't very Halloween, but it is a sweet autumnal tag. Maybe it makes up for the darkness of yesterday's?

I gathered the delicious orange plaid and  pallet board paper from the Tim Holtz Halloween stack, a tag, a couple Tim Holtz flashcards, three Tim Holtz pumpkin pieces, Distress ink in Carved Pumpkin (also Black Soot and Walnut Stain), my Glossy Accents and Tim Holtz Halloween trimmings.

First, I traced out a tag onto the pallet board paper with the boards running up and down, making sure to mark the hole. I cut out the tag shape and used a standard hole punch to make the hole.

I added Glossy Accents to the back of the pallet board paper and glued it onto the tag. I traced the top half only of the tag onto the plaid paper and cut it out.

I ripped the bottom edge and then added Distress ink in Carved Pumpkin onto it.

It was too clashing with the orange in the plaid so I toned it down with some Black Soot.

Glossy Accents on the back of the tag holds it onto the pallet board paper.

Next, I added Carved Pumpkin to the two flashcards. Again, it was too bright and clashing so I added Walnut Stain and Black Soot until it was more toned-down.

I edged the entire tag with Black Soot and set it aside.

For the pumpkins, I used a razor blade knife to cut the backs flat. They were a little too bright for me too so I added Walnut Stain and Black Soot to grunge them up a bit.

I added Glossy Accents to the cut sides of each pumpkin and glued them to the bottom of the tag.

The black and orange twine was too clashing with the tag so I nixed it. I might use twine or distressed linen ribbon instead.

Hope you're having a delightful fall so far!


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