Smiley from Good Friday morning! It’s a great morning here in the Ohio Valley; 70 degrees outside and the sun is shining – an absolutely gorgeous morning! By the way, is anyone going to Cincinnati Stampaway this weekend? I’m driving over early in the morning with my girlfriends for a day of shopping. I’m so excited that I actually get to walk around a show this time and not work. I just might get that set I’ve had my eye on for months from Impression Obsession . Which reminds me, I need to make a list of Copic Reinkers I need. Aaaaahhh inks!

I had a major stamping day yesterday. It felt so good to be in the studio working away with no interruptions. I’m going to show you a tag that I made last night. What I like best about the tag, are the Grunge Board bats that I cut out, inked up with Black Soot and then embossed with UTEE. While they were curling from the heat gun, I held them in place and gave them a final bend to hold their shape.

close up of bats

The tree was stamped in black acrylic paint, and then the distress inks were worked over the tag to make it appear a dark and spooky night with the glowing yellow moon. For the sentiment, a separate tag was inked in the same colors and then the sentiment was stamped. I decided to lightly distress this panel and than raised it on the tag with mounting tape. The bats are adhered to the tag with Glossy Accents.

Spooky Tree Tag

I love the dark and spooky feel of this tag!

  • Stamps: Stamp Oasis Halloween Collection: Spooky Tree SKU:1629 SO and Halloween Wish SKU:361 SO, from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Shipping Tag
  • Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Black Soot Distress; Ranger Archival Jet Black and Pitch Black Paint Dabber
  • Accessories: Tim Holtz idea-ology Plain Grunge Board; Ranger Glossy Accents, UTEE, and Ink Blending Tool; Tonic Tim Holtz Distress Tool; White Foam Mounting Tape; Ribbon

Don’t forget to check out the sale at Rubbernecker. What a great deal! If you purchase $25 in product, you’ll receive 10% off your entire order. The new Ranger Pigment Pads and Reinkers are also on sale as well as some Spellbinder Dies!

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