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Halloween Tag – CTMH Halloween Greetings Stamp Set

Halloween Tag – CTMH Halloween Greetings Stamp Set

As soon as I saw the Halloween Greetings stamp set for Close to My Heart, I knew I had to use it. I had a tag swap to make some tags for, so I decided it was the perfect time to use it.
Kristie Sloan Halloween-Tag-Ride-It

Halloween Greetings Stamp Set
Halloween Greetings Stamp Set

I decided to layer a cream color over a black piece of card stock, rounding the corners, and used black ink to stamp with. I knew I was going to color in the image with the Touch Twin alcohol markers, so I made sure I used an ink that would be suitable. You do NOT want to use StazOn ink when combining with alcohol based markers. StazOn is a solvent based ink, which is why it is suitable to use on so many surfaces. However, alcohol with dissolve the solvent and you can end up ruining your makers!

A zip strip from one of the patterned papers in the Scaredy Cat paper pack was going to be a great addition to the tag. Instead of leaving it as it was, I colored it with an orange Touch Twin marker to coordinate with the color I’d already applied. A zip strip is the extra half inch that is added to on side of the patterned paper in the paper pack. One side has a extra decorative element that will coordinate with the paper pack, and the other side has product information, including the paper and ink colors that coordinate with the pack. I think it is genius to add a little sumpin-sumpin, for us to use on a piece that would normally be tossed!

Broom straws were made by using a couple of small lengths of hemp twine, and knotting it near one end. Separate the fibers and you’ve got a great look for the broom! I used the open tip of scissors to help separate the fibers. Then a dab of Liquid Glass clear lacquer adhesive was used to make sure the knot stayed put, and it was added above and below the knot, flipped over and adhered to the tag.

The stars got a bad of glue and glitter, to help them sparkle. Then a bit of ribbon was secured with a tiny attacher, and I declared the tags to be complete!

Halloween Greetings tag

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Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures!

KS

 

 

CREATE, a Tag

CREATE, a Tag

I love doing project swaps! It is fun to get little pieces of inspiration from friends. Once you find out how many people you are swapping with, you get to work deciding what you are going to share, and making sure you have enough materials to create the given number of items. Somehow, I have…Continue Reading

Vintage Look St. Patrick’s Day Tags

We don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s day at our home in a big way, but just bringing in some green and thinking that spring will eventually come this year, it was fun to participate in a St. Patrick’s themed tag swap!  These little tags made for a swap, were speeded along by using the vintage…Continue Reading