Friday, September 26, 2014

Spooky Cats Tag

Julia here -  just in time for Halloween -  I have a tag to share that I made for the August Tim Holtz Tags of 2014.
I started with a plain manilla tag - and laid down two pieces of Tissue Tape (under my cats) - I used Commute.  Then I stamped my cool cats from Tim's new set Halftone Halloween over the tape.  When I was all done with my tag - the cats didn't show up too well being stamped over the Tissue Tape - so I stamped them again on card stock, but them out, sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and layered them over the stamped cats with foam dots - slightly lower so the stamping behind looks like a shadow.  I also used some stamps from Steampunk.  The spider is die cut from Alterations Candlelight Fright - that I covered with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I tucked the spider web into the Tinsel Twine and Natural Trimmings I looped through the hole on the tag.
I used Tim's Halloween and Harlequin Stencils with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste over my tag.  After the paste dried, I colored my tag with Spiced Marmelade, Wild Honey and Weathered Wood Distress Stains - rubbing the stains on my nonstick craft mat, spritzing my tag with water and dragging the tag through the stains.  I let the colors drip down and dried the tag with my heat tool.  To add the dots -  I stenciled over the tag using Tim's Dot Fade and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I added a Plaquette with the #31 for Halloween that I covered with Archival Dandelion Ink.  I put a Remnant rub/Apothacary spider on a Vial Label adding a Chit Chat Sticker over it and inking that with Dandelion Ink. To finish off my tag - I spread some Glossy Accents on the top right and bottom left corners and a little on the left edge - than poured Mustard Seed Distress Glitter over it, tapped it off and let it dry.
A fun decoration or card to send for Halloween - don't you think?!

7 comments:

wendy vecchi said...

this is over the moon awesome!

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE this tag Julia! LOVE the popped cats and spider! LOVE all of the BG details and the glittery embossing! Just Fantastic!

toni said...

Really love this tag Julia! Fabulous background treatment and those inscrutable cats are wonderful !x

SueB said...

love everything about this tag - the colors, cats (yep, great popped up), font and texture from paste - thanx for the inspiration!

Micki said...

I absolutely love those cats eyes. AWESOME! The whole tag is fabulous from the background to the the glitter. LOVE it.

Steph Ackerman said...

Fabulous tag, love all the details and texture.

Andiepants said...

OMG simply adorable!!! So many layers and so much going on but you tie it all together perfectly!! {{hugs}} Andiepants