Practicing Creativity

Harry Potter themed birthday card

This Harry Potter themed birthday card may look a bit masculine, but it's actually for my niece's upcoming birthday. Although really, who gives a flip what's guy-ish or gal-ish anymore anyway? Normally I do something feline for her (like last year's Beach Kitten card) since she loves cats, but thought I'd change it up this year. As she's a devoted HP fan this seemed like a perfect fit.

I like how it turned out, for the most part. I had a spot of difficulty with the owl though. The 2CuteInk HPWizard stamp had little lines already drawn on the wings of the owl that  weren't conducive to adding splotches. If you remember (I didn't, but I looked it up), Harry's owl was white and had irregular black spots on the wings. I think I'd have been better off coloring it some other way, but oh well, too late now.

Paper is Dovecraft Black Out paper pad. I think this pad is retired, but I noticed several still for sale on Amazon and eBay. Mine was a recent outlet shop score. Embellishments are burgundy buttons and yellow twine. I created a curved sentiment using Andy font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Dovecraft Black Out paper pad
Digital stamp – 2CuteInk HPWizard
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics oval stax
Embellishments – twine, buttons
Font – Andy

I'm linking up with: WWC #223 – ATG, Creative Fingers #165 – ATG, Crafty Friends #111 – Men/Boys, Crafty Calendar June – Masculine, and Crafter's Castle #18 – ATG.


  1. Love a bit of Harry Potter Shani. Great card, layout and colouring. I showed my daughter and she was like 'WOW!" (she adores HP). Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  2. Cute, cute cute! Love the Harry Potter birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  3. That is so cool Shani! My Neice started reading Harry Potter in her pre-teens and a few religious leaders came out condemning the 'magic' as satanic... I immediately picked up the book and started reading it so I could counter that nonsense as someone who had READ the entire book. LOL! Got me hooked... read the entire series, saw the movies, went to Platform #19 1/2 [do I remember that #right?] in the London train station with my neice! Needless to say I am biased with your choice of subject matter... but I love it! The gold and burgundy mats and the great black and white papers are delightful to showcase Harry! Well done toots!

  4. Hello… Thanks for sharing your Harry Potter card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Men/Boys’ theme … It will certainly brighten your niece's day!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  5. This is a great card and perfect for the Harry Potter fans out there.
    Great papers too, love the monochrome look.

    hugs Sally Bownes

  6. What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

  7. I love all the layers. Very nice work! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  8. Oh my, this is absolutely adorable! I love the design and the papers are delightful! Fabulous colouring too.


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