The Boy Who Lived...
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Heartcraftpaper.
This is very exciting for me because this is my first digital image release at the shop. I figured what better way to start the grand opening of the shop than with a Harry Potter inspired theme.
The image I chose to use for this card was Harold from the Wizarding release. I hope that you find this inspirational!
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Here are some of the times you will need:
Watch the video below for the coloring.
For this card we are going to make our own background pattern paper. I think it's important to know that you don't always have to have printed paper to make your card since you can make your own patterns.
First, I taped off my white cardstock in a diagonal pattern with washi tape.
Once you remove all the tape you will see you have created a beautiful yellow and red background to go with the theme.
I have trimmed down my image to 5" x 6" and used the In Line Dies to create a stitched boarder on the top and bottom of my card.
Now that you have trimmed your image down you will use the black card stock to adhere your image to. This will create a cute black boarder, creating a break for the eye.
Using the Quidditch from the sentiment pack listed above I created a curved banner. I die cut the image with the mid and small size of the stitched circle dies listed above and then cut a fishtail to it using my scissors.
Don't forget to add a bit of color to your sentiment along the edges using the Candied Apple Distress ink.
We are almost done preparing all we need to build our card. Now you will need to trim down you patterned background to 5 1/2" X 6 1/2". Glue down your image piece to this so that it is nice and centered. Using double sided tape adhere your Image piece to your card base.
All we need now are the sentiment pieces. We will begin with our quidditch. Add 3D adhesive squares to the back to give it dimension. Place this in the upper left hand corner making sure not to cover up your image.
First cut out the secondary sentiment in a rectangular shape freehand. Then adhere the sentiment to black cardstock and again cut freehand so that it would have a 1/8" boarder all around. The piece will be attached to the lower right hand corner. Again, be mindful not to cover up your image.
Now the finishing touches will be added with black Nuvo Crystal Drops on either side fo the 'Magical Birthday' sentiment.
I hope that you have enjoyed this how-to guide for this card. I do hope to see you back for more tutorials and how-to's.