Good morning! I’m thrilled to join a few crafters for a Harry Potter Blog Hop today and I’m so excited to share my (possibly excessively) multi-interactive Harry Potter-inspired card!
I created a video tutorial to try and explain my card and you can watch it below or at my Youtube channel!
Honestly, it’s not nearly as complicated as it looks…and it really is probably easiest explained by watching the video but here goes!
I started by creating my night sky/galaxy background on a piece of Tim Holtz distress paper cut to 5.5″ by 8.5″. I blended wilted violet, salty ocean, and cracked pistachio distress oxide ink onto the panel and then blended black soot over the top. I let bits of the color peek through the black soot and added a little more salty ocean and cracked pistachio on top. After it dried I spritzed it with water using two different sprayers to get a variety of water droplet sizes. I blotted off the excess water and let it dry again. Then I spritzed it with WPlus9 shimmer spray (I believe this is discontinued but you could substitute it with Tsukineko frost or sparkle spray for a similar look) and dried it with my heat gun. Finally I flicked the panel with white acrylic paint to create stars and then set it aside to dry completely.
Next I stamped critters from Mama Elephant’s Otterly Adorable, Lunar Animals, Playful Pups, and Reindeer Games with copic-friendly ink on Neenah solar white cardstock and then colored them with copics to resemble various patronuses from the Harry Potter series.
These are the colors I used:
- E49, E47, E27, E25, E23, E21
Ron’s Jack Russell Terrier:
- E19, E17, E15, E09
- E79, E77, E74, E71, E70, R20
- N4, N2, N1, N0, and R20
- E09, E08, E07, E00, E0000, 0 colorless blender
And here’s a close-up of some of the critters:
After I colored the critters I cut them out with my Scan N Cut and then colored the white border with my N6 copic marker so that they would blend better with the background.
Then I created a circuit using my Chibitronics LED stickers on the black cardstock base so that the stars would light up. I also adhered the Stitched Hillside Pop-Up from Lawn Fawn die-cut from black cardstock which helped hide the battery from the Chibitronics circuit.
I adhered vellum behind the die-cut stars to hide the writing on the stickers but allow the light to shine through. I applied a little spectrum noir clear sparkle to the vellum for a little extra sparkle. Then I adhered the bottom half of the night sky panel over the circuit panel with ATG adhesive. Next I added adhesive to the back of the Stitched Hillside pop-up flaps and closed the card to adhere the flaps to the night sky background. Finally I adhered the critters with ATG adhesive to finish the card!
Each stop on the hop has a different Harry Potter themed giveaway so make sure to stop by each blog! I’m giving away either both of the Sweet Stamp Shop mini sets: Wizards and Grand Wizard OR the Magical Friends set. The winner will choose which prize they’d prefer! To enter leave a comment and let me know if you prefer the Harry Potter books or movies! And if you’ve never seen or read the books leave a comment and let me know your favorite book or movie series! 😉 The winner will be chosen on October 1st and announced on October 2nd! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
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Sheila Schmidt Paar says
Love this card! I may have to scraplift it!
Jodi C. says
Oh I love a Harry Potter Blog Hop!! Great idea😊! Your card is Fabulous and I love that you themed the animals after patronuses !! Thanks for the video and inspiration 😍.
Dennice Watts says
I watched the movies first, read the books next, and MUCH preferred the books! I’d love to receive the Wizards sets. TFS Jessica!
Well, thank you so much for this totally random touch of magic to brighten my day. I read the books before I saw the movies. The movies are very well done but the books have more I think. Your card is beautiful and your representation of the patronuses is genius. The wizard and grand wizard stamp sets are so cool. Hugz
Barbara Mann says
What fabulously magical cards. Simply stunning. I have enjoyed both the books and the movies. Too hard to decide which I liked best.
Trina P. says
Read the books and watched the movies. Love them
Your card is awesome. Love interactive cards. Thanks for the video too. I have the Cibitronics starter kit. But have yet to use it.
Odds bodskins…being a Potterphile, this card really appeals to my love of magic and all things mystical. What a terrific depiction of all my favorite characters. The dark and soulful night sky looks simply amazing. Awesome card. Thing you hit all the right notes from the series.
Tara Prince says
Oh boy! That’s a hard choice! I love both the books and the movies so much. I guess I fell in love with the books first. I love Harry Potter!! 🙂
Just gorgeous! I love all the books!
Oh my goodness!!! I’m totally in love for your breathless project!!! it’s so magical!!! Great hop!!! Love Harry Potter!!!
Laura Chiesa says
Awesome card! The books are way better! The movies are good fun but the books are really magical! I have recently listened to the audio books read by Stephen Fry and it was great! Highly recommend if you want to read them again and make your commute to work more fun!
Kristina CraftyPaws says
Absolutely brilliant! Amazing theme and so stinkin cute!
I love the night sky. I have never seen the light up stickers or the scan and cut machine. Thank you
Twila M Price says
Love how you made the background! The Patronus theme was awesome too. I had forgotten what Luna’s was.
Jean G. says
Fabulous background – so mystical! Love the little critters too.
Carol Godfrey says
Beautiful cards! Love the Harry potter themes so cool
Such a fabulous project – I loved every moment of that video! Fab photos – especially the night one. 🙂
Carol Harris says
OMG…. I love this card. Love the movies, but I am a book worm so the books get my vote…. I have been wanting to use the light feature for some time and just have not gotten around to it. I LOVE all the critters… I LOVE THE WHOLE CARD!!! Thanks so much for sharing.. on to the video to watch how you made it now….. 🙂
Nancy Kenny Monahan says
Amazing card Jessica and I love the background galaxy look that you created! You make the popup look easy and you’ve inspired me to give it a go. I know my grandson would love to receive this from his Nana so I will try my best. Thanks, so much, for sharing Jessica!
Yvonne M. says
I prefer the books. The later movies left out too to give the depth and richness each character deserved. My car records CDs that I’ve borrowed from my library so I listen to the Harry Potter series every day on my drive to/from work. I pick up something new each time I listen! Yes, I am nutty as squirrel poo.
Jill S says
WOW.! Just WOW! Way to work a little magic of your own 🙂
Jade stewart says
You are truly gifted and inspiring.
I loved watching you make this card. And now I want to make a cool card like this. So special, whoever gets the card will be a lucky person.
Love your card! Love the added animals referencing HP characters! So cute. I like both the books and movies and the audio books. HP never gets old, but the new publications I dont enjoy as much. Thanks for doing an HP hop.. How fun!
Josefine Fouarge says
What an amazing galaxy sky background! I love how it turned out 😀
Cindy Wood says
I love your very creative card!