Spooky Undertaker Tag for {Cupcake INspirations} Color Challenge

Hello there friends!  I’ve been a bit MIA lately but that’s because I’ve actually been having fun attending a virtual stamp event which I will be sharing some things I’ve done with you later and I’ll be doing it all over again this weekend as well!🥳  Although it doesn’t replace an in-person live event, it was lots of fun!  I’ve also been enjoying time visiting with my son who stopped by for the weekend!


Today I’m stopping in to share my creation with you for the brand new challenge over at {Cupcake Inspirations} using this unique color combo:  OLIVE, RED and LAVENDER  The first thing I had thought of was the inspirational photo to go along with it and it reminded me of this cool Tim Holtz stamps/stencil set I bought a few years ago:

I thought it would be fun to play around a bit with my Distress Spray Stains over one of those Distress Tags.  So I sprayed a few of the colors over it and then also sprayed water over it as well to get the colors moving and blending together.  I think it turned out pretty cool.  I used the Distress Sprays I used were Crushed Olive, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserves.

I then took the stencil from the Tim Holt “Halloween 2 Stamps/Stencil” set and used some Black Soot distress ink to sponge the bats in the center of the tag.  I then used the coordinating distress ink colors and used the other portion of the stencil to sponge the colors with.  I took a thin strip of black cardstock to attach above and below the stenciled bat areas.

I took the skull image from the Tim Holtz “Halloween 2” stamp set and stamped it with black pigment ink over a piece of vanilla style cardstock and heat set it with clear embossing powder.  I fussy cut him out and added a piece of purple metallic ribbon around his hat and then glued on a purple flower along the side before popping him with foam tape in the center of the oval die cut piece from silver foil cardstock.

I stamped the “undertaker” sentiment from the stamp set with black permanent ink along with some scripty words in random places over the tag.  I also had some Tim Holtz Halloween rub-ons that I used for the spider and the “31” numbers.  I finished the tag with some more of that purple metallic ribbon and the key charm at the top.

Here’s a closer view of the skull with the embossed details along with the shine from the foil cardstock and ribbons.

Really had fun putting this tag together and I think it will make a fun spooky treat to share with someone I love because I have several family members that are really into the spooky Halloween theme besides myself! Yay!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my SPOOKY “undertaker” tag today and that you will stop in over at the {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge to check out the rest of the inspiration using the color combo and join the challenge with us too!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind support! It’s very much appreciated and I’ll be seeing you again soon my friends!!


  1. Unicorn – Spooky and/or Cute
  2. Arty Divas – #30 Anything Goes
  3. Creative Craft Cottage – #134 Spooky and/or Cute
  4. The Paper Funday – #22 Anything Goes optional: Halloween/All Hallows Eve
  5. Creative Moments – #200 Anything Goes
  6. As You Like It – Fave non-card project and why? (I love making tags because I feel like you can “experiment” with different media on it and I like that I can use it for putting on gifts or even add to a card later.)
  7. This is Halloween – #2 Anything Halloween
  8. The Divas That Cut Paper – Autumn-Thoughts of Halloween + die cut/punch
  9. Crafty Cardmakers – Create a Tag
  10. Two Old Bats Halloween – Anything Halloween Goes *new challenge blog*

35 thoughts on “Spooky Undertaker Tag for {Cupcake INspirations} Color Challenge

  1. Stunning tag Vicki, your colour combo, stencilling and stamping are awesome, love each and every tiny detail


  2. Gloriously mixed media, great stencils and loving the embossing too x. Glad you’ve been enjoying meeting up with crafty friends virtually x.


  3. Fun tag design and gorgeous colors! Love the bats in the background and fun metallic frame too. Fun for you to attend a virtual workshop : )


  4. Love the background colours Vicki with the splatters and bats, looks fabulous, the skull is spooky but looks amazing inside the silver frame and I love the embossing on him, fabulous tag..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. This is creepy, cool, and spooky- just perfect for Halloween! I love the theme, images and colors and Halloween should be fun 🙂 I love all the elements you added, especially that lavender flower on the top hat! Boo-tiful fun tag!!


  6. YAY! So good to see you my friend! This tag is AMAZING! You are SO creative! LOVE it! Thanks for your support and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our NEW Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back next month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

    Please stop in for a visit!


  7. Love the tag design and spooky images! Thank you for sharing with us at the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.


  8. Love this tag-great colors, stamps and dies! Spooky, indeed! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!


  9. Vicki I am so glad that you shared your wonderful and fun Halloween card with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge! I love your card, that background is really great behind the Spooky Undertaker!!


  10. I just love all the layers and textures with your tag. Its super! Thanks for playing along with us at Two Old Bats and hope to see you again! Tammy DT


  11. Lovely Halloween card. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT


  12. Such a fun and artsy tag – perfect for Halloween ;o) Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Cardmakers blog for our “Create a Tag” challenge! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting, Maike ;o)


  13. Definitely spooky, Vicki ! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo. I love the die you chose for framing the skull and your embossing on that skull is marvelous. Happy Creepy Halloween. 😀


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