Hey, crafty friends! It's Marie Nicole again with a quick and fun little project for you. Halloween is fast approaching, so when I received this witch stamp set from Brutus Monroe I knew I had to make something fun for Halloween. Now, I don't really send out Halloween cards, so I thought it would be a good idea to do some tags that could be used on treat bags!
I started by taking my 2 1/2 inch circle punch and punching four circles out of watercolor paper. Then, I stamped one of the witch faces on each of the four circles using my Versafine Black Onyx ink. Before the ink dried, I quickly sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and then embossed it using my heat tool. Using the black ink underneath the clear embossing powder will result in a shiny black image, which was exactly the look I was going for!
Next, I used the Shimmer Sprays from Brutus Monroe to spray the backgrounds behind the witch faces. The embossed faces acted as a resist, so spraying over the top of them didn't hurt the image at all. Just remember to wipe away any excess spray that may have pooled on top of the embossed image! The spray colors I used were Jack O Lantern, Aubergine, Locomotive, and Cabbage. They are such bright, intense colors and packed full of shimmer. I absolutely love them!
With my images stamped and sprayed, I took a scalloped circle punch that was slightly bigger than the circles and punched four scallops out of Canvas Corp's Black and White Ribbon Stripe paper. The black and white stripes look amazing behind the bright shimmer spray colors. To me, stripes just scream Halloween! I adhered the witch faces to the striped scalloped circles using some foam adhesive for dimension.
The last thing to do was to stamp some of the sentiments from the stamp set onto a strip of white watercolor paper and adhere them to the tags. I just had to get these sentiments onto these tags- I'm a sucker for a good pun! These sentiments had me giggling as I created these tags!
With all the tags completed, the possibilities for them are endless! You can use them as an embellishment on a card or a scrapbook layout, tie them on a gift, or, as I did here, clip them to a treat bag to hand out to trick or treaters.
I used paper bags and clothespins from Canvas Corp to complete these treat bags. My bags are filled with popcorn, but you could also use candy or small toys. Toys are a great alternative to candy if you have a trick or treater that has food allergies. What a great way to make someone feel special by giving them something handmade!
If I had to pick a favorite tag, it would have to be this green one! I love the sentiment that is paired with her expression. Hilarious!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you want to see the process of how I made these cute little tags, I managed to put together a video for you. Happy Crafting!