Tuesday, October 3, 2017

31 Tags of Halloween: Day 3

Day 3 is here and the morning air as I left for work had a lovely chill to it. We're still supposed to have a high of 83 today, but those cooler days are coming back! I brought apple cider to share at work (sans the salted caramel vodka) and am thinking fall thoughts.

This tag is a painful reminder of the day my Tim Holtz Vagabond machine popped. I had only made a few die cuts for Halloween before the fateful day and now with this tag complete, I only have one haunted house left. So sad.

In addition to the haunted house and crescent moon die cuts, I used a tag, Distress ink in Wilted Violet and Carved Pumpkin and of course, Black Soot. I also used a Tim Holtz metal word band with brads and Halloween trimmings. Glossy Accents was my adhesive of choice, as always.

First, I got a rough idea of where I wanted the house on the tag. I eyeballed it and added smudges of the Carved Pumpkin. I think I did pretty well!

After the Carved Pumpkin was down, I added lots of Wilted Violet.

With the Wilted Violet done, I glued the haunted house in place with the Glossy Accents. I edged the tag in Black Soot and added smudges all over the card, adding a halo of black around the house itself.

Next I glued down the crescent moon.

I flipped the tag over and trimmed the excess paper from the house.

I added the word band and used a pencil to mark where my brads would go. I used my 1/8 inch hole punch and punched through the tag and added my brads.

The finishing touch is the orange and black ribbon.

I'm so happy with this tag! The only thing I might do to it is add some Tim Holtz Distress crayon to the word band so the letters pop more, but I do like it as-is.

What am I doing with all of these tags I'm making??? Well, I'm having an open house next weekend and will be selling some there. The rest will become Halloween cards for friends and family and some I will keep for decorations.

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