Are you ready for a little more spooky inspiration? Today I have a tag to share with you that features more new Tim Holtz stamps. This tag is one of my favorites from this group from CHA. I am not much of a Halloween crafter but I really loved this raven image and had fun making spooky projects with him.
To create the background, I used an ink blending tool to apply Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon, and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks to a manila tag. I misted water onto my hand and flicked it onto the tag to create water spots in the ink. I used a heat tool to dry the water. I inked the large text stamp from the Poisonous stamp set with Black Soot Distress Ink. While the black ink was still wet, I added clear embossing powder to the wet ink. I used a heat tool to melt the powder. I used an ink blending tool to apply Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the tag.
I stamped the label from the Simple Sayings stamp set on manila cardstock using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I absolutely LOVE this label. I think it is a must have. I am thrilled that it is included in Tim’s new stamp and die Blueprints sets from Sizzix. I love having a die that matches this fabulous label. After stamping the label, I cut it out and then brushed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used the “Not to be Taken” stamp from the Poisonous set to add text inside the label. I inked the stamp with both Black Soot and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks to get a multi colored image.
I placed adhesive foam in the center of the label and used it to adhere the label to the tag. I adhere the ends of the label flat against the tag. I placed long fasteners through both ends. Adhering the label this way gives it dimension, creating a subtle ledge for the raven to perch on.
Before stamping the raven, I used an ink blending tool to blend Black Soot and Pumice Stone Distress Inks onto manila cardstock. I stamped the raven onto the inked cardstock using Black Soot Distress Ink. I applied clear embossing powder to the wet ink. I used a heat tool to melt the powder.
I used fine tip scissors to cut out the raven. I used an ink blending tool to brush Black Soot Distress Ink onto the edges so that there wouldn’t be any bright manila edges showing. I used a Picket Fence Distress Marker to add a touch of white to the eye of the raven. I added a bit of color to the beak. I tied a single strand of black Paper String to a Halloween Muse Token. I cut a slit in the raven’s beak so that he could hole the token by the string in his mouth.
I adhered the feet of the raven to the tag. I added adhesive foam squares behind its back and head to add dimension.
I love how spooky he is and I love how he is holding the token. I think it was a fun touch to add!