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31 Tags of Halloween: Day 8

Got home late from a wedding in Wisconsin and am feeling a bit groggy this morning but I've made myself a pair of earrings and Tag 8 is complete! As usual, things went a bit sideways, but I'm happy with the end results.

I started with a tag and no ideas. I grabbed some Archival Ink in Red Geranium because I've never used it. I thought it would be more of a rust color but it is more bloody than anything. I edged the tag in Distress Black Soot.

I added more Black Soot to the tag background to add lowlights.

Next, I edged a dapper skelly piece of Tim Holtz Halloween ephemera. It was still to white and bright so I added some Antique Linen to grunge it up. I did the same with a piece of ephemera that says 'POISON.'
My glue of choice for the skelly was Glossy Accents.

I wanted some dimension so I added foam dots to the back of the POISON ephemera. I added it to the card and instantly hated it. The reds clashed too much for me.

I sifted through my ephemera and found a smaller piece in black which I liked better but it was so small. That's when I decided to use my last Tim Holtz ornate plate. The opening of the plate was larger than the POISON paper so I grabbed a scrap of Tim Holtz Lost and Found stash and used it for a background. I glued down the POISON paper to the scrapbook paper and added Antique Linen then cut the combo to fit behind the plate.

I set the plate in place on the tag and traced out the holes so I could used my 1/8 inch hole punch. With the holes punched, I added Glossy Accents to the back of the plate and set it in place and added the brads.

I like the black much better than the red and I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture before taking that ephemera off.

As another bonus today, here's the crazy earrings I made for myself with some Swarovski crystals and two one-of-a-kind "Spiky Things" created by the lovely and talented Tanya McGuire!


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