A Fairy Celebration Makes a Fun Harry Potter Birthday Card for Cardz 4 Galz

Magical Birthday Card Featuring #HarryPotter, #FairyCelebration, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

First, I have to apologize to my loyal Stampin’ Up! followers, but I had to make a card that is primarily not SU products. I really don’t do that normally but this card was too important. My daughter has been obsessed by the Harry Potter series for years! She is turning 21 next month so the Cardz 4 Galz challenge starting today to make a mythical or fantasy card was perfect to get me working on it early. I hope you will look through your crafts and get inspired to play along, too!

Magical Birthday Card Featuring #HarryPotter, #FairyCelebration, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Magical Birthday Card Featuring #HarryPotter, #FairyCelebration, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp
My Secrets to Making This Harry Potter Project
  • The new Merry Merlot is a great new color to the Stampin’ Up! color family! Pairing it with Daffodil Delight was perfect to represent Gryffindor!
  • This card started with dies (made by Warner Bros. and ordered from Dies R Us) so it went together very easily. Daffodil Delight cardstock was embossed with the Book Print Impression Plate by Papertrey Ink. I love that subtle detail since this card is inspired by a book series!
  • Hedwig, the owl, was cut then his eyes were colored with a Basic Black Write Marker. The broom was colored with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker.
  • The moon was punched from Daffodil Delight cardstock with the 1″ Circle Punch.

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! ProductsMagical Birthday Card Featuring #HarryPotter, #FairyCelebration, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp
  • Stamp Sets: Fairy Celebration
  • Paper: Merry Merlot, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Circles Framelits, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Bronze Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker, Black Write Marker; Non-SU: Harry Potter dies, Book Print Impression Plate
  • Finishing Touch: Black Rhinestones

 

 

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
[135707]
$25.00

Circles Collection Framelits Die

Circles Collection Framelits Die
[130911]
$27.00

 

 

Pleasant Poppies and Wood Words Love Touches of Texture for the Sisterhood of Crafters

Lovely Spring Floral Card Featuring #PleasantPoppies, #WoodWords, #TouchesofTexture, #ThankYou, #Poppies, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

We have a pretty challenge for you over at the Sisterhood of Crafters that just started today! Marsha is the host of “Poppies for Memorial Day.” I haven’t let go of a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Pleasant Poppies because I just love it. It was one of those sets that felt a little over my head at the time but knew that it could be beautiful if colored just right. My wait paid off! Using my Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils, I gave these poppies lots of pretty pastel color.

 

Lovely Spring Floral Card Featuring #PleasantPoppies, #WoodWords, #TouchesofTexture, #ThankYou, #Poppies, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Pleasant Poppies Project
  • My first secret for this card was to stamp the image twice with Basic Black Archival Ink, so I could use my blender pens on the watercolor pencils. One image was used for the card base. The other was colored with the pencils till I was satisfied with each flower. Then, they were fussy cut. I rolled the back of each flower with the McGill Tool Set to give them dimension. After that, they were adhered to the coordinating flower on the card base with dimensionals.
  • The grass was made by inking up the brush stroke stamp from Touches of Texture with three different green inks.

Lovely Spring Floral Card Featuring #PleasantPoppies, #WoodWords, #TouchesofTexture, #ThankYou, #Poppies, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Pleasant Poppies, Wood Words, Touches of Texture
  • Paper: Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz
  • Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Basic Black Archival Ink
  • SU Tools: 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens
  • Finishing Touch: Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at the Sisterhood of Crafters then get your favorite stamps out and play along! Please follow the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win.

 

Before You Go!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

Product List

Pleasant Poppies Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Pleasant Poppies Clear-Mount Stamp Set
[129499]
$13.95

Blender Pens

$12.00