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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Hocus Pocus - Halloween Tags By Florence

Hi everyone

I hope your week is going well.

Today I would like to share with you some easy tags made with the fabulous new Hocus Pocus Rubber Stamp Set.

I had so much fun making these. 
The more I use the stamps the more I love them.

Please click on the photos to enlarge and to see the detail.

This is such a fun creature.
 I did think it would also work for a little boys birthday card....I'm thinking dragons and castles.

This stamp set is so versatile. 
The cat, the spider and the trees in this set would work for other stamping projects other than Halloween.

The spider stamp I used to create the little spiders on the tag above are from the
 "Put A Spell On You" Set.

I made all of the tags in the same way.

To make the tags

Stamp the main images:  The creature, the cat and the Witch.
Make a circle mask and place it on the tag where you wish the moon to appear.
Mask off any parts of the image that you wish to colour.
Colour the tag with a light brown Distress Ink using a piece of Cut-n-Dry foam.
Take a stencil and place it over the tag and using a piece of foam apply a darker colour Distress Ink to create the pattern on the background.
Apply some more darker Distress Ink around the edges if necessary.
Stamp all of the remaining images ie., the bats, cobwebs, spiders, script and branches.
Remove any masks and colour the images.
Optional: Spray the tag with a fixative to fix the ink.

Just to share.  
On the second tag, and using a paint brush, I added some lemon juice around the edges of the tag and then heated it to create an old charred look.

Grab yourself and cuppa and check out all of the wonderful projects made by the team.

Thank you for looking.
Happy Stamping.
Florence x


  1. Florence, deine drei Tags sind bezaubernd geworden :-)

    Sophie x

  2. Great use of stencils in the background of your lovely tags Florence. Super designs. Elaine

  3. Fantastic tags Florence, love how they tie in but are all very unique with the use of different background stencilling xx Zoe xx

  4. hi there, what fabulous tags, wonderful images and colours, Kate x

  5. Beautiful and funny; so great to see both in all the designs!

  6. Such fun tags and thanks so much for the instruction . You make it sound so easy .

  7. Some lovely halloween images and the backgrounds are just great with the images Florence. x

  8. Thank you everyone for sparing the time to call in and for such lovely comments.
    Always great to have your company. Enjoy the new stamps.
    Hugs Flo xx

  9. First I thought bat owl, then I saw it had a dragon's tail and claws so it is a dragon owl, or owl dragon haha! Lovely set of spooky tags Florence.

    1. Hi Cazzy, We have lovingly named him Gilbert :)
      Flo x

  10. Great designs and colours Florence , I love them both!!!


  11. I love tags and these are superb. All the different backgrounds and then all the stamps you have used brilliant work Florence xx


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