Friday, September 27, 2013

Another Tag - I DO Love Making Them

Time again for a Halloween Tag for Inspiration Emporium.

Tags are something you can incorporate into a Card,  a Wall Hanging, a Plaque....the same techniques you use here can be used on many different things.
But it's easiest to lead you through a tag, so you can take it to another level of your choosing.
And if you don't care for the Theme I use, pick your own, and just use the ideas learned here.
There are links to all the products throughout. So click on and check them out!

Start with a #8 Manila Tag and Distress Inks...Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Mowed Lawn.
Then drop some water droplets into the ink and blot.
Very Important....HEAT SET to dry the Distress Inks before the next step or your embossing powder will stick to everything!!!
I embossed the tag with Halloween Night Texture Fade and added Black Soot Distress Ink very carefully to just the raised areas.
Some will get around the cat and the crow to add a "slightly grungy" feel. That's OK.
Then I added Clear Super-Fine Embossing Powder.... use a brush to knock off any you don't want to emboss.
Heat with the Heat-it tool to emboss.
This is a night time shot that shows best how the Embossing Powder hit the high points.

The next layers are added with white paint on the script stamp from the Mini Halloween 3 set, as well as with Coffee Archival Ink.
I used the Vintage Lace Sizzlit Die to cut some Metal Foil Tape for the bottom edge that I colored with Purple and Gold Sharpie Pens. REALLY cool color blend here. Hard to see I know.
I added some Autumn Tinsel Twine with the Tiny Attacher.

I also added  Inka Gold colors here and there.
The Inka Gold on the embossed 31 was still not showing up as well as I'd wanted, so I outlined it in white...and then it popped.

You can see several things here.... Gold and Green Yellow-Inka Gold rubbed onto areas of the card.
The Crinkle Ribbon was spritzed lightly with water and then I added Distress Inks Marmalade and Persimmon, heat set and stamped the larger script stamp from Tim's Apothecary set with Jet Black Archival ink.
Add the White Extra Fine Point Sharpie pen marks that accentuate the tag.
And lastly I added the tag to chipboard and put white stitch marks around the edges.
Check out the links to Inspiration Emporium and make a tag of your own.
Layers and Layers to create a fun tag!
Hope you enjoyed the trip.


Helen said...

It's a brilliant halloween tag, Linda, I love it - and it's not really my thing.. you also have a much better camera than I do, as I'd never be able to get such great close ups... have a great weekend.

Corrine at said...

Crows and rich color, what could be better. Love it Linda. xox

SusanK said...

Love all the details!

Barbara Rankin said...

Fabulous tag. Love all the details!

Lindart said...

Love the tag! It also has a slight Egyptian feel to it!

Lori said...

Awesome! Love the white detailing!

ionabunny said...

Love it. Might have to try out some of these fab ideas. Thanks Linda

Carol Q said...

fabbo Linda!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love, love, love this one linda!

Lisa H said...

very cool tag Linda! I can't tell you how many times I've forgotten to heat set my Distress Ink background and the embossing powder sticks EVERYWHERE, lol.

Sandy said...

Wonderful and fun tag Linda and thanks for the tutorial!! I need it!!

Anita Houston said...

The raised dry then wet embossing is perfection!!!! Awesome! PINNING!

Anonymous said...

I love Halloween projects & this is a fantastic tag.

Anonymous said...

Wow, great blog article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.