Wednesday, 29 July 2009

A Harry Potter birthday card...

I bought this Woodware 'Wizardry' clear set ages ago, it was something I really wanted at the time but when I got it I just was not inspired about how to use it! We went to see The Half-Blood Prince at the weekend and it got me thinking about this set!

Stampin' for the Weekend have masking as their challenge and I decided to try masking this set to make a scene. I used the Post-it note method which took a bit of thinking about! You have to stamp the foreground first then cover them with masks cut from stamped post-it notes to stamp objects behind. So I stamped and masked the cauldron and the yellow bottle, then stamped the other two bottles behind. Finally I added the wand and stamped the owl on a scrap to cut out. It has all been watercoloured with brushmarkers. The outside sentiment came from the same set and the inside one was a clear stamp I had made from a Potter type font.
The layout comes from the Pink Elephant sketch and was a nice clean one to work with. The papers are another of the fantastic free downloads from Summertime Designs. They come from the Happy Halloween set and I put them with Burgundy cardstock to give Gryffindor colours! The inside is actually a label design which is part of the download and just needed sizing, printing, stamping and cutting out!


Sheila said...

Hiya Alison.
Your card is dead cute adorable images, my Grandson loves HP:),
Thanks for joining the Challenge on SFTW.
Sheila xx

Donna said...

Love your wizardry card Alison, great job with the masking, and I love that plaid paper behind and your three brads, great card for a boy or man, and that owl is too cute.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
Donna xx

Nancy said...

Brilliant "Wizardy" card, Alison:O) Your masking is lovely, the owl is so cute. Lovely papers, and the brads are great.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week, good luck!

Sue Daly said...

I love your image and how you colored it. Cool card!!

aardvarkpest said...

Brilliant card. I love HP I'm a big kid at heart.


Kimmi said...

Fabulous card, and I love these potions bottles! Snape would be jealous cos his are all full of cob webs, these are nice and clean :D Lovely colouring and that owl is a fantastic touch!

Thank you for joining us this week at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun making your card and that you come back again next week. Good Luck.


PaperCrafty said...

Great card!! Love the images. Thanks for playing with us at TPE!!

Vicki said...

oh this is wicked Alison, love the crisp clean layout, beautiful choice of colours. You've done a fabby job with our masking challenge over at SFTW, thank you so much for playing along with us this week, good luck xx vicki xx

Sweet Momiji said...

LOVE this card!! I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan! I'm really going to have to track this stamp set down... ebay here I come. LOL

Great job!!

Ann said...

wow your a Wizard at combining different elements. Love everything about this card.

Ann xxx

Violets Corner said...

Oh I love this card! It´s brilliant! You´ve created a great scene and with fab colouring.


CraftyC said...

Love your card Alison, great colours and masking. Fab theme to. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

Julie M said...

Brilliant card, Alison - I love the way you've masked those bottles and the way you've coloured them. A fab card for a HP fan.

And thanks for stopping by my blog too - much appreciated!!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Alison! I love all the images, great job with masking. The papers are gorgeous, I love the theme.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

crafty amy said...

Hiya Alison,
Oooh I love this card you have done brilliantly with the masking and tied in the papers with the colours in the image perfectly :)
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck

X Amy X

Carol said...

Perfect card for a HP fan, love the owl in the corner.
Thanks for joining us at TPE, great to see something different :)

Carol x

Tina said...

very cool card, alison! thanks for creating with us at tpe!

Penni said...

Great Card Alison.