Happy Halloween

                                              Happy Halloween, or Blessed Samhain to everyone.
Been playing with tags this weekend, inspired partly by my Tim Holtz stamps ( I’ll post those later), partly by the tags I saw on BetteK’s blog, Tattered Rocks, and partly by what I discovered I could do with my Silhouette cutting machine.
The thing is, this tag uses one stamp- the cobwebs.That comes from a background set by Tanda Stamps- Background Set No.2.

Everything else, the witch, bats, negative webs and Biohazard sign are masks cut from acetate on my Silhouette, using ‘Dingbat’ True-type fonts.You know when you get one of those ‘lightbulb’ moments, and think ‘ I wonder if….’. Seeing the flourish type masks that Tim uses on some of his tags, and remembering that I had some fonts with flourishes in I thought it was worth a try. As soon as I realised it would work, I was off hunting down more Dingbat fonts.
Now I’ve got all sorts- Clocks, keys, Halloween,Birds- you name it, theres a font containing it. Good sites are: Dafont,  1001 fonts, Urbanfonts,   Dingbat depot, and   Pickafont.   

There are probably loads more, but these sites are definitely ok, as far as spyware/malware are concerned.

I almost never got round to making any tags, I got so carried away cutting masks, lol.

This is another tag in progress I will post later, but you can see the mask I cut out next to the tag. The best bit is, I get a positive & negative mask! I bought my acetate from Staples, its actually called  Transparency Film for inkjet printers, or for copiers. I have used both, and they both work fine.They cost about a tenner for a box of 100 sheets, which is only 10p a sheet! I also use it for stamping on, glittering etc.

8 thoughts on “Happy Halloween

  1. Love the tags Shaz!! Can hardly wait to see what you do with the second one!
    Happy Halloween! I've already started to eat the candy I bought this morning. Thank goodness for lycra!
    I'll check out Staples for the t. film. Would love to try it with the cricut to see if it works. This having to work all day is cutting into fun time!

  2. What a good idea to cut the stencil on acetate – hadn't thought of that one. I use it for overlays of for adding gold leaf to at the back. I can't wait for my new toy to arrive and learn how much more it will do – you can probably guess what that might be. See you on Friday.

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