For you Harry Potter afficionados out there this sure does resemble the Sorting Hat doesn't it? So much so that this week our challenge does indeed revolve around the boy wizard and another boy celebrating his 12th birthday, who, like Harry has lost his mother. The young man happens to be the older brother of the twins from a couple of weeks ago. It is quite sad that they all are having their birthdays so soon after their mother's passing and so close to the holidays. But the teapotters, and many other stampers, are doing everything that they can to make sure that they are remembered.
Now, we were to use a sketch for this challenge, but it was a very "loose" requirement. We were to have two framed circles on the card that were to depict Harry's glasses, and within them we were suppposed to put birthday images. Well I, being the "too busy to read the details" person that I have sadly become, did get the framed circles, but neglected to put any birthday images within them. However, if you see the size of these glasses, you will realize that there would not have been much room for balloons or cupcakes, but they did have room for Harry to peek in on the birthday boy and wish him a day full of magic.
We happened to have replaced some of those button batteries in a light this past week and for some reason I held onto the plastic packaging that had two round wells where the batteries had been. I trimmed around them and was lucky enough to find two circle punches - 7/8" and 1" to be exact, that made the frames surrounding the circles. It was my intention to add some wiggly eyes to the circles but they would not fit, so I made the lenses the eyes also and just added the black pupils which do wiggle around if you shake the card. The lightning bolt was sketched out and cut out of white cs that was highlighted in black. I stamped Happy Birthday! using stamps from two different sets that actually appear to be the same font, just different sizes.
Having had to take down my photo tent off the dining room table for Thanksgiving I almost forgot to take a picture of this card before I put it in the mail on Monday which is why you see the picture of it on my keyboard at work.
I hope that this young man will find some happiness in his birthday and know that there are a lot of people out there that are thinking of him.
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