Teri here, and I am happy to be back on the GCD Studios blog today.
This month, the team was challenged to make Halloween and Fall tags.
I've always been a tag fan so this challenge was right up my alley!
The base of all the tags I am going to share with you today are chipboard tags from GCD's collection of cool Chip Art chipboard shapes. Cool stuff!
I started with the Halloween tag and decided to make two tags instead. I picked two tags that reminded me of a tombstones.
I used the Chip Art tool to put the words on the tags.
The first one says, "Mr. Dude. RIP." The second one says, "Here lies Bob."
Once I put the words on the tags, I added a coat of gray paint. I really wanted the tags to look a bit aged and weathered so I sanded the tags while the paint was just barely dry. That helped to lift some of the paint and tear one of the tags a little bit so it added their aged look.
When I was finished, I made a goofy little Halloween scene for them.
For my Fall tag, I made one simple tag.
I started again with a chipboard tag from the ChipArt collection of chipboard shapes. This time, I covered it with paper.
I also used a house and pair of trees. I covered the house with patterned paper from GCD's Independence collection and roughed up the edges with sand paper. I also hammered in a heart onto the house with the Chip Art tool.
I gave the trees leaves with Chip Art tool. Rather than painting the trees, I used added a layer of Glossy Accents clear glaze to their tops. I think it just gives them a different look than what I would have achieved with paint.
I finished the tag off with the sentiment and jute. I also added some grass cut from GCD patterned paper.
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