I wanted to use the new Diemond Dies Holiday Word Die Set for a non-Christmas card, and I recently picked up the new The Greeting Farm “Honor Students” and “Magic Class” Stamp Sets and thought that the “Believe” word die would be great in combination with a Harry Potter themed birthday card for my nephew!
To make a colorful, mystical background, I die cut some Strathmore Bristol Paper with the large stitched rectangle die from the Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Die Set and played with some Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson and Merlot. I sprinkled (the powders), spritzed (with the mister), dabbed (with a tissue) until I was happy with the mix of saturated and lighter pigments. When dried, I diluted some Copic Opaque White with some water on an acrylic block and sprayed it all over the background to get a bright splattered effect.
When the card front background was fully dried, I die cut the “Believe” word die from it, about 2/3 of the way down. I also die cut the word from white card stock 4 times, stacked and glued the words together to create a thicker die cut word that I could inset into the card front. This created a kind of “ground” on which my little Harry and Hedwig could stand.
I stamped out the owl, masked him, and then stamped out the boy I planned to color up like Harry Potter. I also stamped on eye glasses and doodled on a little scar. I used the following Copic colors to color up this little Harry Potter themed image:
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E04 and R30 with a doodled lightning bolt scar with a Copic Multiliner Pen in 0.03 pt
Hair: E55, E57 and E59
Robe, sweater, pants and shoes: C2, C3, C6, C8, C10
Owl: W0. W1 and W3
Scarf: Y32, Y35, R85 and R89
I also used a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen for highlights on the shoes and eye glasses
For finishing touches, I added Glossy Accents to Harry’s glasses and to Hedwig’s eyes and beak. I also coated the “Believe” with Clear Wink of Stella for some subtle glitter. To add even more sparkle and a little dimension, I added 7 white and clear sequins in 3 clusters (I try to keep things in odd numbers).
For the inside liner, I printed out the sentiment: “It’s Your Birthday. Make a Wish” in a free Harry Potter font. I also inked the edges of the card liner with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed to echo the colors of the card front inside.
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The following is a process video of creating this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Something New Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Wishes Challenge
Art Impressions Anything Goes Challenge
CAS-ual Friday All that Glitters Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Something Something New Challenge