MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

© Josée Leblanc (a.k.a. Josée~Madalia)

Paper cutter
Bone folder
Scraps of white cardstock
Wing It stamp set, or a wing stamp
French Flair background stamp, or a swirly/twirly background stamp
Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' inkpad, or any light blue water-based dye ink
Paper snips
Ticker Tape Alphabet stamp set, or comparable alphabet stamp set
1 1/4" or 1 3/8" (3.18 cm or 3.51 cm) circle punch
Embossing buddy, or anti-cling dryer sheet
Tweezers, preferably cross-locked
Versamark ink pad
Work surface protector like acid-free grid paper
Gold embossing powder
Powder Pal or a sheet of scrap paper

Individual House Supplies
1 sheet of Bravo Burgundy or a red or burgundy card stock, 8½" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Whisper White Craft Stampin' or white pigment ink pad
So Saffron Classic Stampin' or gold-ish water-based dye ink pad

1 sheet of Summer Sun or yellow cardstock, 8½" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Basic Black Craft Stampin' or black pigment ink pad

1 sheet of Night of Navy or navy blue or blue card stock, 8½" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Very Vanilla Craft Stampin' or ivory pigment ink pad
Creamy Caramel or Going Gray Classic Stampin' or bronze or light grey water-based dye ink pad

1 sheet of Handsome Hunter or green card stock, 8½" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Whisper White Craft Stampin' or white pigment ink pad
Going Grey Classic Stampin' or grey water-based dye ink pad

Author's Note: The author used Stampin' Up! supplies to make these cards. Please note that you may substitute them by supplies made by other company and achieve similar results.

Take the 8½" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) sheet of card stock in the house color of your choice and cut it into two 8½" x 4½" (21.59 cm x 11.43 cm) pieces.

You will only need one of the pieces to make your card.

Score the card in the middle using your bone folder and fold in half.

Ink the French Flair background stamp using the pigment ink written above for your house.

Author's Note:If you are using Stampin' Up supplies, make sure to not ink the top part (one of the bird and the top swirls).

Figure 1

Stamp your card in the bottom-right corner.

Figure 2

Using the wing stamps in the Wing It stamp set, stamp two left wings and two right wings in light blue water-based dye ink on the white card stock scrap paper.

Figure 3

Cut out the shapes, making sure to leave a tiny white border.

Punch out two circles using your circle punch.

Rub your embossing buddy or dryer sheet over your Powder Pal tray or scrap paper and one side of the circle and ink that same side in Versamark.

While the circle is still on the ink pad, run your finger over the back of circle to make sure it is completely inked, then use the tweezers to grab a small corner of the circle and pick it up.

Still holding the circle in the tweezers, pour embossing powder over your circle, collecting the excess powder in your Powder Pal tray or your sheet of scrap paper.

Figure 4

Emboss the powder until it changes consistency, then quickly pour some more powder while the other coat still hasn't dried up and re-emboss.

Author's Note: If you're not quick enough or think that you won't be, re-ink in Versamark before pouring some more powder.

Add more coats if desired.

Pour the excess powder from the Powder Pal tray or on the paper scrap back into its jar.

Using your chosen alphabet stamp set, stamp the letters "P", "l", "a" and "y" on your scrap card stock.

Author's Note: You don't need to stamp the letters evenly, as you will be cutting them out individually. If you don't stamp a letter correctly, just stamp it again. You don't need to redo all the letters.

Once you have all the letters, cut them out individually with your paper snips.

Take one left wing, turn it over so you only see the white cardstock, add some glue on the bottom part and stick it on the gold side of one of the circles, where you placed your tweezers earlier on.

Take the other left wing and add some glue on the stamped side (still on the bottom part) and stick it to the back of the circle, near where you placed the other wing.

Make the other one the same way, using the right wings.

Figure 5

Once you have assembled your two snitches, stick them onto your card using the image below for placement.

Figure 6

Author's Note: You can have a part of the snitch stick out of the card a bit, as though it was flying out of it. Please note that if you do this, the snitch is more likely to fall off in the envelope.

Add some tape glue to the back of the letters, and stick them unevenly in the top-left corner of your card.

Put in an envelope and send via owl or Muggle post… or hand in person to your favorite wizard or witch!

Final Product

Sntich Card in House Colors


Josée Leblanc's (a.k.a. Josée~Madalia) tutorial was taken with permission from Harry Potter Crafts on Yahoo! Groups.

Please note that the patterns and tutorials you find here have been designed by Harry Potter fans all over the Internet. The authors alone hold the copyrights and licences to these patterns and tutorials, which means you CANNOT use their patterns to make something that you will sell to others afterwards. You can use them to make things for yourself. You can make some for your friends and ask them to pay for supplies. You CANNOT, however, ask them to pay you to do it as though you had created this pattern by yourself, or try to sell you crafts to a local store.

Think about it. Would you take a Prisoner of Azkaban book, photocopy it, put your name in big red letters on the front cover and try to sell it in your local library? The answer is, obviously, no. Well, selling crafts you have made but not designed would be just as bad!

Also note that the tutorials, recipes and patterns found here have not been tested and that The Leaky Cauldron's Harry Potter Crafts section is not responsible for any mistakes they may contain. If you do find something wrong in one of them, however, please e-mail us to let us know.

On that note, Harry crafting to all!