Sunday, October 30, 2011

"BOO" Tag

My last Halloween project of the year is this tag.
Tags are so fun and quick to make...a perfect way to try out new
techniques too.  Like the "Perfect Distress" technique from
Here's how I made the tag:
1.  Using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, I pressed it here and there around the tag.
I left various spots bare on give the illusion of a cloudy night at the top.
2.  Using my mister with a mixture of white Perfect Pearls and water (the technique shown on Tim's blog) I misted the tag.  The misting caused the Distress Ink to blend and left a nice sparkle and sheen on the background.
3.  Next I used my HAUNTED HOUSE SVG file to create the main element using scrap black, gray and orange cardstock.  I distressed everything with Vintage Photo DI and added Yellow Stickles to the upstairs oval window and the bat's eyes.  I also used Distress Crackle paint on the black part of the house but it is too hard to see, so I would leave that step out if I were to do it again.
4.  I stamped "BOO" with Versamark and embossed with white EP.  I shaded around the letters with Chipped Sapphire and on top of the letters with Vintage Photo.  I also added Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles on top of the letters.
5.  I stamped the two skeletons with white EP on black cardstock and fussy cut them out.  I dragged them through the extra Vintage Photo DI I had on my craft mat to distress them as well.
6.  The stars were punched from white cardstock and using the water pen I added the same colors of DI and Rock Candy Stickles.
7.  Everything was attached using a glue stick or ATG.  The bone on the ribbon was made out of Shrinky Dinks.  I just hand cut a bone shape, punched a hanging hole and used my heat gun to shrink.
This tag is entered into the following Challenges:

Manilla Tag
Cardstock: black, yellow, gray, white scraps for house, stars & skeletons
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous "Mini Halloween" and an unknown set in my stash
Distress Inks--"Chipped Sapphire", Vintage Photo"
Embossing Powder:  White
Die cuts: "JOY Ornament" and "Bracket Element" SVG s, both from The Creative Pointe
Punches: Martha Stewart star punch, unknown punch in my stash
Stickles:  Distress "Rock Candy", "Yellow"
Adhesive: ATG & glue stick
Misc:  ribbon, Shrinky Dinks-white, pin
Electronic cutter: Cricut and SCAL software


I Don't Do Straignt said...

FAB Tag!

Good Luck in the Paper Creations Ink Challenge :0)

Fiona. (GDT)

Jackie said...

love the tag, i collect tags - lol, they are just good to keep.

Chrissy D said...

What a wonderful TAG!!! Great work! Happy Halloween!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Fabulous tag, Cindy! I love those great little skeletons, and your Perfect Distress looks awesome! I'm so glad you joined in for Grungy Monday 24!

Paper Squirrel said...

Great tag! Spooky fun!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Great job on this tag! Thanks for playing along in our 'Halloween' challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope you'll come back next time!

one of the 'Sistahs'

Sue said...

AWESOME!!!! This tag is spectacular. I love the house. Just perfect. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Christine said...

Super cute tag!! Love how the door opens!! Great skeleton too!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab tag, love the addition of the skeleton! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!