Two weeks ago, the kids and I went to the zoo and met my mom and niece and nephew there. We got there late, so we only got to see a few things, one of which was the Green and Black Poison Dart Frogs. They were all over in this enclosure and I mentioned to my niece that I would have to make a card like that for Grandma since they were her favorite color. These frogs were all black with patches of teal/turquoise on them. Last weekend I took my kids back to the zoo to get a picture of these frogs. When I drug them to the exhibit twice and the frogs still weren’t out and about, I went with the kids’ suggestion and got pictures online.
Unfortunately, these are not the actual frogs that inspired me, but here’s a picture of the type of frog that inspired me.
This has a lot more green on it than the ones I saw at the zoo.
The color on the ones I saw was a bright turquoise/teal rather than this more green color, too.
Anyway, to start I took some Black Licorice paper (Lasting Impressions) and dry embossed a frog (Lasting Impressions S807) on it twice.
The one on the left I used TomBow Mono Multi Liquid Glue with the pen tip and the one on the right I used the Martha Stewart fine-tip glue pen to highlight the spots, eyes and lips. I let that dry overnight (until I got home from work the next day), though it usually only takes an hour or so. Then on the one on the left I used some Tonertex Foil sheets in a teal color on top of the glue, rubbed and lifted it off. The frog on the right, I used Tonertex glitter and just rubbed it on. I was much more impressed with the way the foil came out than the glitter. However, it may have been that the glue was a bit neater on the left one than the right.
Thanks for spending some time with me today!
I have to tell you, my daughter kept saying, “Can’t you be inspired by zebras?” Insert every animal we came to after the frogs weren’t there the first time. It was rather annoying, and I just wasn’t inspired like I was by the frogs. However, I took several pictures, so you may see some more zoo inspired cards in the future.
Enjoy your day!