Monday, October 22, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Halloween Tags using Tim Holtz's Halloween Hangouts

Time is flying and I can't believe that Halloween is right around the corner!  That means that this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is Spooky/Halloween.  I went with a couple of tags that utilize some of my favorite dies.

Interestingly enough, I was inspired by some Christmas patterned paper when I was making these tags.  I decided to go with that and glued some scraps of it to my two tags cut out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

I added acrylic paint in white, pink, blue, teal and green.

To spook-i-fy it, I added gray paint and lots of black smudges and lines made with Prima Oil pastel crayons.  Then I stamped on some images from Dina Wakley using Ranger Jet Black archival ink.

What to add next?  I cut some circular shapes out of black paper using Seth Apter dies.  I filled in the circles with some scrap collage pieces I had.

I glued these onto my tags and embellished each.  For the bigger tag, I added bats (folded in and out for a dimensional effect) made from Tim Holtz's Halloween Hangouts die.

I looped a piece of black embroidery thread through the tag hole at the top.

On the smaller tag, I added an "October 31" sentiment.

I really love the "smudge-a-bility" factor of the Prima Oil Pastels!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see all of your spooky Halloween creations!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp!