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31 Tags of Halloween: Day 16

While going through the mess on my desk in the Halloween room, I found one last haunted house die cut! My first thought was to hoard it because it's my precious, but a friend loved the house on another tag and she wanted more tags from me so another haunted house tag she will have!

I gathered together my tag, Distress Ink in Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, and Black Soot. I used Distress Collage Medium to glue the house in place and Tim Holtz Halloween Trimmings for the string.

First I inked the spot where my house windows would be in the Carved Pumpkin. I dry fitted the house over the orange to make sure it fit right.

Next, I inked the rest of the card in Forest Moss. I liked the color, but wanted a brighter green too. I'm a champion of 'making do,' so I grabbed Lucky Clover and highlighted around the orange and blended it into the rest of the card. I really like the contrast between the brighter Lucky Clover and the dingy, smoggy Forest Moss!

I always have to have that Black Soot in my projects and this time it was to edge the tag.  

I added Collage Medium to the back of the house and smeared it around with my finger. It stuck fairly well so I'm thinking I might be getting better at using it!

The finishing touch was a sparkly ribbon to pull out the orange and black.

Do you believe in ghosts? I'm a "sympathetic skeptic" myself...


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