Mandy’s Must-haves ~ these are the items I always use in my projects
Card for making the double tag ~ draw and cut a double tag shape. My tags measure 4cm along the base each and 8cm in length. So if you cut out an 8cm square and score at 4cm and then cut some triangles at the top corners you have your double tag shape.
Oxford Impressions Stamp Set ~ Trick or Treat. Stamp out the elements you want to use. I used the pumpkins, the girl holding a pumpkin, the moon, the cat, the calendar, and trick or treat words. Use the black Archival ink. Blast with a heat tool then cut out ready.
You should have your double tag and stamped images ready
· Arrange your stamped images onto your tag shape. When you are happy where you would like them to be, do some stamping around the edge with the pretty star branches.
· Adhere the stamped images into place and then stamp a couple of bats into some of the ‘empty’ spaces. Blast with the heat tool to heat set the ink.
· Start adding colour, I initially used some watercolour pencils, added some Gelatos and finally some Pan Pastels to blend altogether. It creates a nice effect. Make sure you add some dark colour to add shadowing to focal images. Also, use a darker colour around the edge of the tag too.
· Once I had finished the tag, it lacked some texture so I then got my Spiced Marmalade and the Kaisercraft Dictionary stamp and just added a bit of stamping around the tag where it seemed most empty.
· Finally, add some Crackle Accents to the eyes of the pumpkins, the bow on the cat and the bats.