12 Tags of 2015 – July

27th July, 2015

At the beginning of the month I made a July 4th wall hanging inspired by Tim’s July Tag. Since then Tim has announced his new Halloween products as well as some awesome accessory stamps and dies for those crazy birds we’ve all gone crazy over. It was all the excuse I needed…

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
I have been so inspired by Richele Christensen’s awesome crazy bird cards, (complete with names and personalities), that I had to create my own.
…May I introduce, “Count Peckula,” an Undertaker from Twittervania. 😉

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
The base is black soot distress spray stain sprayed on a manila tag and watercolor cardstock and paper from the industrial stash, stamped with the new Undertaker set.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
The tag is edged with idea-ology industrious stickers, covered with a little mushroom and espresso alcohol ink and stitched.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
I wanted to give the impression of lots of bats hiding in the dark, so stamped the bird crazy eyes onto watercolor cardstock lots of times and cut with the corresponding die. I edged the eyes with black soot distress marker to fully immerse them into the dark background.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
This is how I made Count Peckula…

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
See a video on how to create the base bird here!

CAPE POINTS: die cut an additional set of wings from watercolor cardstock, colour with festive berries and edge with black soot distress markers.

VAMPIRE FANGS: die cut using the die pictured from watercolor cardstock, trim (as pictured) to create the fangs.

WALKING STICK & TOP HAT: stamp the candy cane from the new crazy things stamp set and elongated the stem with a journaling pen. Coloure with the black soot distress marker to cover the candy cane stripes. Stamp the top hat from the Undertaker stamp set.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
Attach the cape points and the vampire fangs with a dab of glossy accents and then cover the vampire fangs with glossy accents to give an enameled look.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
Thanks for taking the time to look at my tag. You can see this months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 July
CMS #240 Undertaker / CMS#237 Crazy Things / CM#212 Bird Crazy / #660954 Bird Crazy Thinlit Dies


  1. Nicole says:

    Haha this is AMAZING!!!!! Love the name 😉

  2. marci piraro says:

    Adorable! Love Count Peckula from Twittervania.

  3. Love your tag! Such great details from the fangs, to the bat eyes, cane and cape. Love his name too!

  4. Anne R says:

    This is one of THE most delightful and innovative tags I have seen this month, the eyes are just fabulous, I adore Count Peckula – he is so, so funny! Wonderful! Anne x

  5. Deb Lorence says:

    He is one spooktacular bird Zoe! Love the bat eyes!

  6. Jess says:

    This cracks me up. I love him. The tiny eyes up top are just perfect.

  7. paula says:


  8. Oh my gosh, I love this! Count Peckula is adorable (sorry but he’s way too cute to be scary) and the bat eyes are inspired! Can’t wait to get my pre-orders now,thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  9. Oh my! Oh my! I LOVE THIS TAG! Count Pekula is a fun name to use. Beautifully done, Karen.x

  10. Bobbi says:

    Mr. Count Peckula, you are SO cute!!! Zoe, I love every single detail…you are amazing! 😉

  11. barbarayaya says:

    I’m in love with Mr Count Peckula! you are Genius!!!!!!!!Barbarayaya

  12. Most awesome take!!! LOVE the eyes! It made me laugh out loud! Gorgeous too!

  13. Sandy Dehon says:

    I am head over heels with this idea – wonderful and so very creative!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  14. butterfly says:

    Too cool, too funny – that’s so brilliant!
    Alison xx

  15. karen hansen says:

    Despite not being enamored with the crazy birds, I must say that count Peckula is really cute! I love the eye-background

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