Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Week of Halloween Tags - Day 2

So here it is - Day 2 of the Halloween tags. And this one comes with a tutorial!  Want to see all the tags in one place? Click here. Enjoy and come back tomorrow for another tag!
Supplies - shipping tag, paper pad (this one is Spook Alley from Making Memories), ribbon, adhesive, Making Memories Slice, Glimmer Mist, cropadile, distress ink (spiced marmalade).
Start by gluing the shipping tag to the back side of the paper you would like to use. Cut the tag out.
Using the slice cut out bat shapes using the same patterned paper as the tag. You can use any die cut machine to do this or hand cut them if you are really talented! Cut them at different angles on the paper so that all your bats won't be flying at the same angle!
Adhere only the body of the bats to the tag - I lined my text on the bats up with the text on the paper (the exact words didn't line up) - leave the wings free and push up so they look like they are flying out of the text
Use distress ink to ink the edges of the tag and the wings of the bats - this helps them stand out a bit.
Cut a phrase out of patterned paper - ink the edges and adhere to the bottom of the tag.
Flip the tag over and cut the hole out with a hole punch
I sprayed the whole tag with glimmer mist at the end. I used old lace because it leaves a shimmer without adding color to the tag. I could have done this before adhering the bats but I didn't think of it until after - plus I like how the wetness of the glimmer mist causes the distress ink to bleed a bit. I used the heat tool to dry it
Add some orange ribbon and you are done! If you like my blog be sure to "follow me" with google friend connect - located on the top right side of the screen.

32 comments:

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Wow! You have such a talent with paper. I wish I could do stuff like this. My scrap books are so plain, (If my kids weren't so darn cute I probably wouldn't even bother).
Thanks for visiting Sand to Pearl.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh Melissa this is fantastic! Love it!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Thanks for posting the steps you used to make this tag. Very helpful. Don't you just love your Slice?

Tracy said...

This is a cool tag. Sounds like fun, a tag a day. Keeping my eye out for the rest of them.

Pieces of Home Designs said...

Oh this tag is brilliant!! TFS

Steph said...

Very cool! I like how the bats look like they are flying off the tag.

Erin said...

Adorable!!!

Meg said...
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Meg said...

This is very cute and I love the bats! How fun and creative! Thanks for the tutorial! ;)

whyducks said...

Very clever

Courtney said...

oh wow I LOVE all your tags I wish I so talented and that I had a SLICE cutter!

Beth- the mama bee said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I can't wait to see your spooky books... I'm sure they'll be much more elaborate than mine and just really spooky!
mamabeefromthehive.blogspot.com

Gail said...

Thanks for looking at my blog. Love your work. I've never heard of the Slice. I'll have to look into it.

the cape on the corner said...

love that...look at that fancy machine, lol. neat!

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Maria Gurnsey said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. LOVE your work...following you now too :)

Bree said...

Love it, Im so glad you found me, cuz now I found you, I think you are amazing, love love love your tags.
Im going to catch up and make another one tomorrow.

LG said...

that tag is wicked cool!!!! Thanks for your lovely comment at my blog. I am a follower of your blog now!

Pamela said...

This is fantastic! I love it! :)

Sew-Ink said...

Ohhh...this is too cute! Your first tag is adorable too! Thanks for sharing!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

okay that is too cute! You are very talented!! I started a linky party called "Handmade Tuesdays." I feature a tutorial first and then I have a linky at the bottom where you can link up your tutorials :)

Angie P said...

this is the cutest card!! Just love it.

mytwoandras said...

I will be following your blog. I really like your tags.

Stacy Cohen said...

This is adorable! I've been perusing your blog and I love your work!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

Debbie Corbari said...

Very cool!!

Ilene said...

This is such a cool tag! Love the flying bats. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Karen said...

Love your new tutorial blogs, and of course all your new projects.

she wears flowers said...

This is incredible--WOW! My favorite one so far!

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

Seriously cute!

Nerrida said...

Very clever tags - love them.

Lowri said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog - you have some really awesome work here.

LOVE the tutorial steps too - look forward to seeing more of your work

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I love all your tags but had to comment here because that is a tool I've never seen. A Slice? Interesting. I'm going to have to go Google it! Looks very handy.

Danielle said...

Your work is so cute! Love these tags! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I had no idea Cosmo featured my scissor keeper. ha! Congrats to you for being featured also!
xo
Danielle