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My nine year old Daughter and all of her classmates are huge fans of the books and films about a certain boy wizard and I made this card for her recent birthday which I thought I would share with you all.

I created all the text using my PC, I have had a few questions about how I create the printed cards which I use and I will be sharing some of this in a blog at some point so stay tuned!

I started by creating the spectacles using the Concentric Circle dies and a small hole punch

Next, I cropped the '9 TODAY' motif together with it's gold surround. You will notice that I have used a sticky notelet in the top image to secure the die thereby insuring accurate registration when passed through the machine.

I again used the notelet to secure the Ticket Booth die.

To make the scarf, I cut a strip of the patterned card and snipped into both ends using my Sizzix scissors before adding a few twists using my Sizzix tweezers.

To create the mini wand I applied hot glue to the length of wooden skewer before applying black gesso. Once dry I used the two shades of Americana acrylic paint with a dry brush technique. If you are interested in how I did this you can see it in more depth in a couple of weeks in the form of a Vlog.


I applied my Distress Inks to the ticket and a rectangle of ivory card before spritzing with clean water to create the mottling.


I created the background of the base card by applying Antique Linen around the edges and stamping with Pumice Stone.


After stamping the text onto the rectangle using Pumice Stone Distress Ink I added some stamped frank marks using Abandoned Coral... Time to assemble the elements onto the face of the base card.

I'm sure that many of you reading this will have children or Grandchildren who are fans of our wizard friend, maybe you are a fan yourself. My Daughter is used to receiving handmade cards from me but this one really hit the spot!

Don't forget the wand tutorial posting on Monday 29th July!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon