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31 Tags of Halloween: Days 14 and 15

Yesterday, I didn't craft at all because I hosted my 2nd Annual Haunted Open House! It was such a fun day with lots of visitors and some of my creations went off to very good homes. By the end of the day I was 100% spent so I decided to just make two tags today.

I'm pretty tired and I didn't get any process photos either but I'll do better tomorrow!

Tag 14 is a spooked black cat that I made using Tim Holtz Halloween ephemera, Tim Holtz Halloween Clippings stickers, Distress Marker in Black Soot, and Distress Ink in Carved Pumpkin and Lucky Clover.

I inked the entire tag with Carved Pumpkin and edged in Lucky Clover. I edged the cat ephemera in the Black Soot marker and added it to the tag with Glossy Accents.

I edged the stickers in Lucky Clover and added Glossy Accents to the back to help it stay on better.

Tag 15 was a bit of trial and error. I used Distress Ink in Wilted Violet and Black Soot Archival in black, a Tim Holtz Halloween Clippings sticker, and Glossy Accents. First, I had inked a tag in Carved Pumpkin and then used a Tim Holtz pine tree stamp with Archival in black, but two spots of extra ink made their way onto the tag. I wiped the stamp down and inked another tag in Carved Pumpkin but another blob of ink appeared.

Frustrated, I got out my rubber stamp cleaner and cleaned the stamp really, really good. I decided to switch to purple for my background so I used Wilted Violet. I re-inked the stamp and the image came out great! I re-inked again to make a little grove of trees.

I edged the sticker in Black Soot and added Glossy Accents to it.

These projects turned out pretty well and I'm going to add strings to them later. First, I need to put away my displays and try to get the craft room tidied up. Might need a nap first though...

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