So our Nephew will be ten in the next couple weeks which seems crazy. So I know he’s been reading Harry Potter so that’s the them I’ve choosen. I began by selecting the colors of paper I wanted to incorporate and then choose my Paper Doll Cricut cartridge.
I used a black base and it’s a larger card they I normally do. I turned on my Cricut…I feel a little sorry for him shut up in the closet rarely getting use. I love the machine and really should put it to better use. First I cut a castle in grey and then it looked a little plain so I embossed it with a brick embossing folder.
I then sponged on some Basic Grey ink and it gave it more depth.
I also removed the flags with sissors just to make it look more like Hogwarts. I was originally going to use a blue background but changed my mind and wend directly on the black card.
I created a Potterish looking fellow with the same cartridge and I’m pretty happy with how he turned out.
I stuck down the castle with glue and put Harry on top…if I was not putting it in the mail I would have used foam tape to pop him up. I went on to emboss the number ten on the front in silver and moved on to finish the inside of the card.
I cut a broom and stamped the handle with a wood grain stamp from stamping up. I put inside and stamped Happy Birthday on an angle in Broken China distress ink and used a water pen to splash the whole inside with a little of the same. I also added the ten in versa mark on top but it’s hard to see in the photo.
It was a fun card over all to make and he likes it. Now to remember to get it in the mail in time!