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31 Tags of Halloween: Day 11

I can barely keep my eyes open this morning, but I completed my tag! Perhaps in the light of the day I might add a few more embellishments to it, but I like its simplicity.

This one is made up of a tag, Tim Holtz Halloween paper stash, the witches from Tim Holtz Halloween paper dolls, a Tim Holtz Found Relatives card, Distress markers in Mowed Lawn and Black Soot and Distress ink in Black Soot. My glue of choice (as pretty much always) was Glossy Accents.

I traced out my tag onto the skull and crossbones paper and made sure to trace out the top hole. I cut it out and used a standard hole punch to make the hole.

I added squiggles of Glossy Accents to the front of my tag and added the cut-out paper then set it aside to dry.

The backs of the Found Relatives cards are absolutely gorgeous. I flipped through my stack and found a design I liked on a card I wasn't going to use for anything else.

I colored the entire back of the card with Distress Marker in Mowed Lawn.

With a tissue, I blotted away excess color. It was still too bright so I added Distress ink in Black Soot and glued it in place with Glossy Accents.


I colored the cut edges of the paper dolls with Distress Marker in Black Soot and then glued them in place with Glossy Accents too.

When I get home I'll weed through my ribbons and find something suitably dark for this tag.

If I could have one Tim Holtz wish, it would be to have just a pack of the witches. Wonder if he'll see this blog...

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