Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card

Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card: Authentique Twilight

Hello, Friends!  Double, double, toil and trouble….this Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card made with Authentique Twilight papers makes me grin every time I see it!

Looks like this witch had a few sips too many of that witches brew and fell off her broomstick, doesn’t it?  Good thing her black cat is the designated driver!  LOL  I confess, I spent way too much time making this whimsical card, but I was having too much fun to quit!  The shaker box is framed with Becca Feeken’s frightfully fabulous Cannetille Rectangle Die.  Simply back it with clear cardstock, then use Darice Foam Strips to build the elevation. (It sounds so easy on paper…but it does take a little time, patience and a few incantations to get it right!)


Fill the frame with tiny star and gold sequins along with a few small buttons for a really fun shaker mix.

TIP: Before adhering the shaker box to the card base, paint the sides  with black chalk paint to help it blend in with the card.

Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card: The Embellishments

Embellishing this card was where I had the most fun.  The broomstick is actually a miniature mop that I dipped into glimmer mist.   Next, brush it with Black Soot Distress Stickles and sprinkle on some Platinum Distress Glitter.  Finally, wrap the handle with a scrap of designer paper.

Die cut a rosette an top with the clock cabochon.  Then mat the BOO sticker on some Black Jack and Orange Blossom cardstock and tuck behind the rosette.  Tie a double loop bow with 3/8″ black satin ribbon.  Use the tips of your scissors to push it into a little glue puddle behind the rosette.

TIP:  Run a straight pin through the back side of the BOO sign, then insert the pin into the rosette.  This holds it secure in just the right spot.

Die cut the witch hat and legs from designer paper.  Cut the legs from the Twilight stripe, then cut the boots a second time from the black bones paper and adhere on top.  I’ve brushed the witch hat, boots and bats with more Black Soot Stickles.  It doesn’t show up very well in the photo, but it looks awesome in real life.

Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

This card folio does double duty as a mini photo album.  The top half is actually a 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″  accordion fold pull out page.

The pocket on the bottom of the card holds a little treat wallet.

Write your ghostly greeting here, tuck in a tasty chocolate treat and then put it in the pocket!

I’m having the best time with this Spook-tacular paper collection.  I have more ideas to share with you later this month, so be on the lookout.  And remember…don’t drink witches brew and then fly, or you might fall off your broomstick!

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14 thoughts on “Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card

  1. Helen

    Kathy, I always enjoy seeing what you’ve created and, when it comes to cards, I am always delighted to discover how you’ve added your unique touch inside. Whether it’s your design additions or the goodies you’ve enclosed, when I see what you’ve done, you make my day! This Halloween card/folio with the Authentique paper is a perfect example. tfs-Hugs.

  2. Betsy

    You take Authentique to a whole new level! What a creation! The really spooky thing is that there’s no TEA !!! : ). xoxoxo

    p.s. Jumping ahead a little but have you tried Twinings Christmas Tea yet? If you haven’t I highly recommend it…….yummy.

  3. Sue

    Your Halloween cards are getting better and better!!! WOW. LOVE this one. Love Halloween and you!!! :D hugs from Victoria, BC

  4. Martie Rollin

    LOVE THIS SPELL BINDING HALLOWEEN CARD/FOLIO!!! On top of that, your blog narrative was so enjoyable to read,,,very entertaining word choices. Thanks for providing a creative chuckle and a fabulous card! Something like this would just make someone’s month!! I really like that the accordion will hold photos straight from a printer…no cropping required. Nice! Well done, Kathy!! Looking forward to seeing more of your Halloween projects made from this bewitching paper collection…time to get my creative cauldron boiling…couldn’t resist that one.

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – what an amazing, perfect Halloween card!! I have always loved Halloween decorations so this fits perfectly with my ideas of decorating – love the pretty side of decorations and not the scary or morbid side – have lots of Mark Roberts Halloween Fairies and love them all. Thank you for yet another fantastic card!!!

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a fab shaker card! I just love witchy images, especially ones stirring up an eerie brew in a cauldron. Using that Becca Feeken die for the frame was brilliant. Beautiful and spooky all at once. And those shaker elements are so perfect for this card. The cat and broom caught my eye right away. So cute! Again, the images in this collection are fantastic. I look forward to this time of year so we get to enjoy your Halloween creations! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

    PS- please list your card making incantations. LOL

  7. Sherry Somers

    This is just adorable. I like the idea of painting the sides of the shaker so it blends. I’ve often thought of that but didn’t thing to use paint. And buttons inside the shaker?? LOVE that idea. I like the design of this folio as well. It’s nice to hold a few Halloween photos of the kiddos . Thanks for sharing. You always do such wonderful creations!

  8. Brenda Morrison

    Another darling project, love the fold out folio inside the card, different. Have a good day Kathy, your never ending creativity amazes me

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