Thursday, October 13, 2011

TECHINQUE THURSDAY, Frog Wizard in the Witches Brew Punch Art Cauldron...

I have been waiting to show you this cute Halloween Punch Art card for a couple of weeks now.  Jenni had seen a cauldron card in a magazine somewhere that she wanted to case.  So I helped her come up with a cauldron for her card and she went about making her card.  I decided to take the same cauldron, but in a different direction--a punch art direction, of course!  I wanted to show them both at once, but I got impatient waiting for her to finish hers, so here it is!

I really miss the Halloween Hoot stamp set that retired earlier this year.   I loved to perch the little wizard frog on the edge of the cauldron.  So I decided to use it as my inspiration for this card.  But, this little frog wizard has gotten INTO the witches brew!  Hope he can conjure up some help with that wand to get himself out of the cauldron!  :o)

I brought several other techniques into my card beside the punch art.  I used a tone on tone version of the Faux Letterpress Technique to create subtle depth on the background.  I then sprayed White Shimmer Mist over the embossed background.  The eyes were punched from Basic Black and then I applied Crystal Effects to the punch piece and let it "mound" up.  When it dries, the eyes then have that glassy, realistic looks that frogs have.  Also, I unraveled the Hemp Twine to give the broom strands a curlier, more rustic look.

The potion bubbles are punched from the new Silver Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Did you know you could color our beautiful Silver Glimmer Paper?  Although the shade will be more subtle, it takes color beautifully.  The quickest and easiest way is to sponge it with Sponge Daubers.  I sponged Lucky Limeade on the Silver Glimmer Paper.  See before and after photo below.  However, you can also use your Aquapainter to watercolor it or use the ink pad directly (some glitter will transfer to your pad) or color it with a marker.  It's gorgeous all on it's own, but now you can have Glimmer Paper in LOTS of different colors!  This paper is a definite MUST-HAVE!  Try out a sample of it in my Holiday Mini Accessories Share!

No punch art directions for this card as it is one of the projects from my upcoming Spooky Stamp Camp on Saturday. When Jenni gets a chance to finish her card, I will post it as well.  Enjoy!

  • Stamp Sets – Pennant Parade (W#122740 $21.95, C#122742 $16.95)
  • Card Stock – Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Old Olive Textured, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive Classic, Whisper White Craft, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Ribbon  – Hemp Twine (#100982, $2.95)
  • Punches – Two-Step Owl (#118074, $16.95), 3/4" Circle (#119873, $10.95), 1/2" Circle (#119869, $5.95), Heart to Heart (#119881, $16.95), Large Oval (#119855, $15.95), Small Oval (#120908, $10.95),Word Window (#119857, $15.95), Boho Blossoms (#119858, $16.95), Petite Pennants Builder (#122361, $16.95)
  • Accessories – Frost White Shimmer Paint in White Shimmer Mist (#116854, $5.95) and  70% alcohol, Crystal Effects (#101055, $6.25), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95), Sticky Strip, Small piece of cotton ball, twig
  • Tools – Big Shot, 3-1/2" Circle Die (#121811, $17.95), Spider Web Embossing Folder (#120889, $7.95), Crop-A-Dile (#108362, $29.95), Sponge Daubers


  1. Ahhhh, I love it!
    The frog looks a little like Kermit!

  2. I jist love this and have two good friends who love frogs.....can you say C.A.S.E. !!!!???

  3. This is super cute!! I will be featuring this card on my Halloween edition of My Crafty Picks #40 with a link back to your blog on 10-30-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!
    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.
    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer


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