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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My Take on Tim's October 2015 Tag

As some of my followers know Halloween is my FAVORITE time of year and I am bummed that October is almost over - yeah, we still have 2 weeks or so left, but it feels like the month is flying by. This month, Tim used a newly released die by Sizzix and shows how the die creates dimension on his tag:
The only thing I had that was used this month is the paper pad Regions Beyond (which I bought as quick as I could since it is so perfect for Halloween), so I decided to wing it once again (like last month) and make a card.


What I Used to Make my Card:
Square White Base, 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Tim Holtz Regions Beyond Mini Paper Stash, #TH93226
Sizzix Framelits Skull Blueprint, #659375
Black Soot Distress Ink
Mini Blending Tool
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Pop Dots
Embossing Ink & Custom Blend Black & Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Brads

The very first thing I did was I stamped the skull 3 times on white card, using the Jet Black ink and cut it out using the dies in the set.  I added some googly eyes to the fellow so perhaps he isn't so scary and then I popped out the main skull and the jaw using pop dots (truthfully I used some waste from some already used pop dots).

I set the skull aside and cut out the designer paper from the Regions Beyond pad and edged it using the Mini Blending Tool - funny, I resisted buying this for SO long and I use it SO much. Once the ink from the edging dried, I glued it onto my square card. 

I set about figuring out how I was going to make the band (like the word band on Tim's tag) and I decided to use the Trick or Treat stamp included in the set. I stamped the saying on white card in embossing ink, then heat embossed it with a blend of embossing powder I had already made - it's just some black powder with a hint of silver-  then I  used the frame die to cut it out.  The final step was cutting a band of black cardstock and attaching the Trick or Treat cut out to it - I used both glue and 2 silver brads to mimic the Word Band on Tim's tag.
Another look

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and my interpretation of Tim's October 2015 Tag.  I have to say how proud I am of myself that I have actually made a project for every month in 2015, so far anyway.  I actually intend on continuing to join the 12 Tags of 2016 as well. Participating has definitely stretched my imagination and I love trying the new techniques every month.  Thank you for stopping by & I hope to see you again soon ~ Christi

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - October
Eileen Hull Art With Heart (October) - Hauntings & Holidays
Try it on Tuesday - It's Frightening/Halloween 
Retro Rubber - #25, Get Your Spook On (I have had the Framelits set for over a year)
Vintage Stamping by Flonzcraft (October) - #37, Use a Die/Dies
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #234, The Dark Side
Fantasy Stampers - #47, Fright Night
Crafty Catz - #296, Embossing
Wags 'n Whiskers - #163, Use a Die Cut
DRS Designs - Spooky or Cutesy (I went with spooky)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Work it Wednesday, Use a Stamp


54 comments:

  1. This is a super freaky card! Those eyes are so creepy I love it! Great card! Good luck creating for every month! It can be hard...I am on year 3 ;) EVERY MONTH! Thanks for sharing with us at the Art with Heart Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

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    1. WOW! Year 3! I am super impressed - here I thought I was doing great LOL - thanks for your support!

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  2. Spook-tacular card. Love the layers as it gives it great dimension.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Wags ‘n Whiskers.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

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    1. Thank you Lena! If I could I'd buy everything that Tim makes :)

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  3. Fabulous card, love the your Frankenstein...just enjoy creating!!! Thanks for joining us at Art with Heart this month and hope you keep on joining us.

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  4. Love the wiggle eyes, just spooktacular! Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

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  5. Gorgeous piece, Thanks for joining us at TIOT and happy haunting, Valerie

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  6. Wow, great card! Awesome dimension and elements too! Thanks so much for doing our challenge!

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  7. Love your spooky card the background paper is lovely and the focal image is perfect, thanks so much for joining in with the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy - I'm tickled that you stopped by!

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  8. Love the pop up effect you created. Great embossing too
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week! Good luck!
    Nick

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  9. Fabulous project, I love the skull stamp!
    Thanks for joining in the Fright Night challenge at Fantasy Stampers x

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  10. Such a great spooky card with lots of texture and details. Love the inky distressing. And the skull is perfection. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

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  11. A super Halloween make Christi, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

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  12. Love this, a totally fun Halloween card Christi. I really like the googly eyes :) Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thanks Claire - I want to googly eye everything now LOL

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  13. Fantastic spooky card. Loving the perfect background papers. Thanks for joining us at Fantasty Stampers Caz DT.

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  14. Great Halloween card with details that are perfectly done. I love it! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon!

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  15. What a fun skull with the googly eyes! Thanks for joining us over at Retro Rubber and come play again soon!

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    1. Thank you Neva - I couldn't resist - Happy Halloween!!

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  16. Good job winging it! This is a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the October Art with Heart Challenge. =)

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  17. Love your card and how you made him dimensional and the googly eyes are so fun! Congrats to you on completing the whole year of tags so far - I just started a few months back and hope to keep on going. Great job!

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    1. Before you know it a year flies by. . .we can do it together Marty!! :)

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  18. The eyes have it! Great card! Thanks for joing us for the October Art with Heart Challenge!

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  19. Congratulations on your October Tim's Tag win, Christi!

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    1. Thank you SO much - I am so excited!! :)

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  20. fantastic card!!! congratulations on your win as well as thanks for playing along with us over at Eileen Hull's Art with Heart challenge!!

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  21. Great take on Tim's October tag, congratulations on your win!

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  22. Congrats on your win, Christi! Love your tag and I hope you let me know if you get around to making that zombie kitty tag - I know it will be awesome!

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    1. Thank you Marty!! Zombie kitty tag is definitely brewing. . .who knows what I'll come up with LOL

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  23. Congratulations! I love that you made a card out of this month's tag! And how clever how you used that skull!

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  24. Great card! Congratulations on your win!

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  25. Congrats to you too!! Great card - LOVE the google eyes on that skull! Thanks for stopping by! xx Lynn

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  26. Congrats Christi, looking forward to you make for the next TTT challenge
    vicki

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  27. Congrats on your win! I like your card....What a fun idea and sooo
    useful! The layers are sooo cool!

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