Sunday, September 11, 2011

Trick or Treat! Gift Tag

October will be here soon! So, I decided to make something for Halloween this week since it is my favorite time of the year. For this week’s post, I made a tag that I can attach to a small gift bag of Halloween treats.

I started out by stamping the Surprised Kitty stamp on white cardstock. I colored her with Copic markers. I wanted her to look like a black cat for Halloween and also so that she would look like my own cat, Elphaba. The stamp does have quite a bit of detail, so it would look great in any color! For her eyes, I went over the green with a Versamark pen and then added Viva Las Vegastamps! own Ultra High Gloss Clear Embossing Powder and then heated. After that, I cut out the cat, cut the head off of the neck, and then inked my edges.

For the tag, I stamped the Trick or Treat! saying and then colored green with a Copic marker. I tinted the whole tag with Dusty Concord Distress ink and then misted with Ritzy Ditzy Glitz from PK Glitz to give a nice green shimmer to the tag. I like it because it contains alcohol to dry super fast without any spots. I distressed and inked my edges to make the tag look heavier like canvas.

I used a Spellbinders die to make the orange and black circles, and the attached the cat’s head with black popdots to the orange circle and then I glued his neck right under his chin, but flat on the paper. I wanted him to have a neck, but I wanted the head to pop out in front of it. After that, I attached some coordinating ribbons and I was done!

That’s it for this week! Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to stop by my own blog where you can see my other projects all in one place.

Surprised Kitty Cat 2.25 x 2.75


Vince B said...

Great tag Joe. I particularly like the eyes, they look so real. Love the surprised look on the cats face, looks like it's seen a ghost - Hee hee.

Jamie said...

Great tag Joe! I LOVE this kitty stamp... the things I know you could think of would be endless!

Anonymous said...

I just came back from a retreat with Terri Sproul who brought us each a bunch of stamps from Viva Las Vegas. Thanks so much for your generosity. We all loved the stamps. I look forward to surfing on your site.

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

very verycool

Lyneen said...

Super cat for a spooky tag. Love the eyes!!!! Great tag.