Pick Your Potion Halloween Card and Test Tube Treat Duo PP366

by Joanne James15. October 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the queen of diecuts, the talented Laurie, to host this week and she has a timely clean and simple challenge for us to work with:

    Square Sketch PCC Challenge 263   

I haven't bought any new Halloween sets this year or any of the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, so I had to get creative with existing (and a few retired) supplies coupled with a few stamps from some multi-occasion sets. I used the sketch over at Paper Craft Crew and the colours at Stamp Ink Paper and managed to create not one but two spooky Halloween-themed projects for you. The first one is my card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Festive Phrases - I focused both of my projects today around the 'pick your potion' stamp in the Festive Phrases stamp set. I actually bought this set for the elf (who can resist him?!) however the other three stamps in this set will also get plenty of use for other festive occasions. It's difficult to se on my card, but having stamped the cauldron in black, I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for a lovely added shine.

Add Colour - I used a couple of alcohol-based markers - one of my Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities and a! lime green Sharpie - to add colour to my project: I coloured the white dots green on my retired Halloween paper border, I coloured in the dots on the cauldron and then my favourite part on this card - I coloured a few White Perfect Accents with each colour and added them around my cauldron to look like potion bubbles. I love the shine that they have! I also stamped my sentiment again onto a piece of Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock and cut it with my banner punch add another pop of colour and finally a couple of diecut bats using the retired Halloween Scenes framelits for just the right amount of spooky!

Pick Your Potion - I decided that this card needed an accompanying treat that would fit with the 'pick your potion' theme, so whipped up a little test tube holder using a piece of cardstock and my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to hold a pair of test tubes (love these!), one filled with a green potion and the other with an orange one. The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch was the perfect width and all I needed to do was punch a couple of 3/4" circle holes into the folded-over piece to slot my colourful potions into - here's my treat holder and card together:


I just love this pair of cute projects and they really didn't take long at all to put together; I'm definitely going to make a whole bunch of these in different colours ready for trick-or-treat time!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!  

I look forward to seeing your clean and simple creations in the gallery this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we have been having unseasonably warm weather here in the UK these last couple of days - a good ten degrees warmer than usual. I'm sure it won't last so since we have a reasonably sport-free day, I'm hoping to get out and spend some time in the garden before the autumn chill returns. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (12) -

LaurieUnited States
10/15/2017 6:05:43 PM #

Love this Joanne! I like the enamel dots and your CAS design...awesome card!


jaydeeUnited States
10/15/2017 6:11:18 PM #

Joanne, this is fabulous.  Your really showcased how clean and simple can still have multiple elements but still have so much wonderful "white" space to allow those elements to really shine.  I love the green and orange dots and how they bring the background to the front.  Wonderful card


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
10/15/2017 6:32:57 PM #

Very cute!  Love the enamel dots, the work perfect as bubbles for your "potion".  Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!


LeAnneUnited States
10/15/2017 7:30:08 PM #

Eeeek, I love your potion and those wonderfully-colored bubbles bubbling up!  Great idea to use your new markers to color them!  Spooky and yet fun!  Thanks for sharing this with Stamp Ink Paper this week!  I love it!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/15/2017 10:53:55 PM #

Joanne, this is a great CAS card!  I love those enamel dots for your bubbles!  You are so clever!  The lemon-lime twist is a great color for Halloween, too!  The bats are perfect!  Who wouldn't love those candy treat tubes!  I hope you have a great week!  XX


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/17/2017 6:43:58 PM #

What a fantastic card! I love that layout. The way you've coloured the white accents is amazing. I hadn't even realised you could do that!


Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
10/19/2017 5:07:13 PM #

I want to trick-or-treat at your house!  Your card is Clean and Spooky and I love the test tubes of potions!  Hope you're having a great week, Joanne.  Hugs, Annie


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
10/19/2017 9:41:58 PM #

This is pure genius, Joanne!  From the colored "enamel" dots to the colored dots on the DSP--it's one fabulously creative halloween card.  The fact that you whipped up a potion holder with existing products is a testament to your creativity indeed.  Fabulous projects and the CAS use of the sketch is spot on!


sandymUnited States
10/20/2017 2:21:59 PM #

Super cute card, Joanne! I love the colors, the polka dot paper, and the tiny bats, and the white space keeps it perfectly CAS!


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
10/20/2017 7:26:08 PM #

Oh I am loving your Halloween card - beautifully CAS!


Cindy B Designs
Cindy B DesignsUnited States
10/22/2017 9:29:42 PM #

Joanne, I absolutely love this card and it's one of my favorites for our challenge and the treat you made with it too! Thank you so very much for stopping by to participate in the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. We can't wait to see what you create for next week's challenge!


Deborah Smart
Deborah SmartCanada
11/7/2017 12:13:28 AM #

What a fabulous card, and I love the little treat hold to go with it! The White Accents look amazing, coloured with the Sharpie & our new Blends. Amazing how you can create a hallowe'en card, without any 'actual' hallowe'en sets! So glad  you joined us for this week's challenge at the Paper Craft Crew. ~Deborah


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