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Ravenclaw House STAMP by CrystalLynnblud Ravenclaw House STAMP by CrystalLynnblud
IGNORE THE STRANGE GREY BACKGROUND! - it works the same as any other stamp: transparent and everything.

With all the excitement of Pottermore's pending public release approaching, I thought it was appropriate to make stamps of the official Pottermore Hogwarts House crests so deviants can (when they finally get the opportunity to be officially sorted) proudly show off which house they belong to. If you're one of the lucky people to already know your house, feel free to use whichever one you've been sorted into!

If this isn't the house you belong in, never fear! The other houses can be found here:

Gryffindor: [link]
Hufflepuff: [link]
Slytherin: [link]


RAVENCLAW HOUSE LETTER:


I’m Prefect Robert Hilliard, and I’m delighted to welcome you to RAVENCLAW HOUSE. Our emblem is the eagle, which soars where others cannot climb; our house colors are blue and bronze, and our common room is found at the top of Ravenclaw Tower, behind a door with an enchanted knocker. The arched windows set into the walls of our circular common room look down at the school grounds: the lake, the Forbidden Forest, the Quidditch pitch and the Herbology gardens. No other house in the school has such stunning views.

Without wishing to boast, this is the house where the cleverest witches and wizards live. Our founder, Rowena Ravenclaw, prized learning above all else – and so do we. Unlike the other houses, who all have concealed entrances to their common rooms, we don’t need one. The door to our common room lies at the top of a tall, winding staircase. It has no handle, but an enchanted bronze knocker in the shape of an eagle. When you rap on the door, this knocker will ask you a question, and if you can answer it correctly, you are allowed in. This simple barrier has kept out everyone but Ravenclaws for nearly a thousand years.

Some first-years are scared by having to answer the eagle’s questions, but don’t worry. Ravenclaws learn quickly, and you’ll soon enjoy the challenges the door sets. It’s not unusual to find twenty people standing outside the common room door, all trying to work out the answer to the day’s question together. This is a great way to meet fellow Ravenclaws from other years, and to learn from them – although it is a bit annoying if you’ve forgotten your Quidditch robes and need to get in and out in a hurry. In fact, I’d advise you to triple-check your bag for everything you need before leaving Ravenclaw Tower.

Another cool thing about Ravenclaw is that our people are the most individual – some might even call them eccentrics. But geniuses are often out of step with ordinary folk, and unlike some other houses we could mention, we think you’ve got the right to wear what you like, believe what you want, and say what you feel. We aren’t put off by people who march to a different tune; on the contrary, we value them!

Speaking of eccentrics, you’ll like our Head of house, Professor Filius Flitwick. People often underestimate him, because he’s really tiny (we think he’s part elf, but we’ve never been rude enough to ask) and he’s got a squeaky voice, but he’s the best and most knowledgeable Charms master alive in the world today. His office door is always open to any Ravenclaw with a problem, and if you’re in a real state he’ll get out these delicious little cupcakes he keeps in a tin in his desk drawer and make them do a little dance for you. In fact, it’s worth pretending you’re in a real state just to see them jive.

Ravenclaw house has an illustrious history. Most of the greatest wizarding inventors and innovators were in our house, including Perpetua Fancourt, the inventor of the lunascope, Laverne de Montmorency, a great pioneer of love potions, and Ignatia Wildsmith, the inventor of Floo powder. Famous Ravenclaw Ministers for Magic include Millicent Bagnold, who was in power on the night that Harry Potter survived the Dark Lord’s curse, and defended the wizarding celebrations all over Britain with the words, ‘I assert our inalienable right to party. There was also Minister Lorcan McLaird, who was a quite brilliant wizard, but preferred to communicate by puffing smoke out of the end of his wand. Well, I did say we produce eccentrics. In fact, we are also the house that gave the wizarding world Uric the Oddball, who used a jellyfish for a hat. He’s the punch line of a lot of wizarding jokes.

As for our relationship with the other three houses: well, you’ve probably heard about the Slytherins. They’re not all bad, but you’d do well to be on your guard until you know them well. They’ve got a long house tradition of doing whatever it takes to win – so watch out, especially in Quidditch matches and exams.

The Gryffindors are OK. If I had a criticism, I’d say Gryffindors tend to be show-offs. They’re also much less tolerant than we are of people who are different; in fact, they’ve been known to make jokes about Ravenclaws who have developed an interest in levitation, or the possible magical uses of troll bogies, or ovomancy, which (as you probably know) is a method of divination using eggs. Gryffindors haven’t got our intellectual curiosity, whereas we’ve got no problem if you want to spend your days and nights cracking eggs in a corner of the common room and writing down your predictions according to the way the yolks fall. In fact, you’ll probably find a few people to help you.

As for the Hufflepuffs, well, nobody could say they’re not nice people. In fact, they’re some of the nicest people in the school. Let’s just say you needn’t worry too much about them when it comes to competition at exam time.

I think that’s nearly everything. Oh yes, our house ghost is the Gray Lady. The rest of the school thinks she never speaks, but she’ll talk to Ravenclaws. She’s particularly useful if you’re lost, or you’ve mislaid something.

I’m sure you’ll have a good night. Our dormitories are in turrets off the main tower; our four-poster beds are covered in sky blue silk eiderdowns and the sound of the wind whistling around the windows is very relaxing.

And once again: well done on becoming a member of the cleverest, quirkiest and most interesting house at Hogwarts.


Ravenclaw & Pottermore (c) J.K. Rowling
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:iconduckii-doggo:
Duckii-Doggo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Using! (If it's alright, of course!)
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ThePizzaIsGone Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I'm using! ^^
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thePeppermint1223 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
I get Ravenclaw 9 out 10. I do think Ravenclaw fits me most, and quite proud of it^^
"Intelligent, Wise, Sharp, Individual, Witty."
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BruDrak Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Using in my DeviantID Blue Heart Icon  :RavenClerisy: 
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Tyaelify Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute one! like it :)
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IssyDoodle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
By far one of the best Ravenclaw stamps I've seen! Is it alright if I use it? :)
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Writer
Of course!
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IssyDoodle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^u^
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BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I've seen this before
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:iconcrystallynnblud:
CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Writer
This stamp?
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BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, maybe on Google. Anyways drawings get to google so I guess it was you who drew it
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:iconcrystallynnblud:
CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Writer
No, I simply turned it into a stamp for this site so HP fans could identify with the house of their choosing.
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PetsGoneWild Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
:+fav: +favlove la in love 
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've mostly been sorted into Ravenclaw but a few times into Hufflepuff as well. :)
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Writer
All the houses are awesome, in my opinion. This one's my house. ^__-
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Viol-Dove-Teshire Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Writer
LOVE it!
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MagnaDk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OHh i love it! i can use?
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Of course. ^__-
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks. ^__-
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theshipperoflove Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a proud Ravenclaw!
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Writer
YAY! Me too. ^__-
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theshipperoflove Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! ^__^
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SteelDialga Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ravenclaw Pride!
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Writer
^__- Go Ravenclaw!
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MiniTabby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
proud ravenclaws!
(Always wondered why we didn't get Hermione)
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Writer
Well, the sorting hat struggled with Hermione just like it did with Harry. He was almost placed in Slytherin, and she was nearly placed in Ravenclaw. ^__^; My guess is that she was clever, but not imaginative enough to be placed in Ravenclaw.
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MiniTabby Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
True. She isn't a big "outside of the box" person, is she?
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:iconcrystallynnblud:
CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Writer
No, she really isn't. She's a by-the-books kind of person. ^__-
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MiniTabby Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very
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JonoBond Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Got them bigger
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely :) I think I'd be in Ravenclaw if I were a witch...but Pottermore shoved me in Slytherin :(
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Pottermore placed me in Ravenclaw. There's plenty good about Slytherin too though. ^__-
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed, after reading the introduction letter to Slytherin I really changed the way I looked at the house ^.^ Also, Slytherin and Gryffindor are pretty much the only houses with a chance at the house cup on Pottermore XD 
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Writer
I don't know about that. ^__^; All the houses are pretty evenly matched, I'd say.
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good, it must have changed since I last played :D When I first started up Slytherin and Gryffindor were so far ahead :(
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
It wavers here and there, but usually there's a balance.
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SerenityFey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol sorry about the random gryffindor link XD
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MerlinPsych Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I love my house! :D This is a really cool stamp! Will definitely use it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Use as you wish!
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MerlinPsych Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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MerlinPsych Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, sorry about long format, accidentally pressed enter key :ashamed:
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Utanashati Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing! <3 Proud to be a Ravenclaw.
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Me too! Thanks for commenting. ^__-
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AnastasiaBrent Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love it to! Go! Go! Ravenclaw!
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CrystalLynnblud Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! ^__- Yay for Ravenclaw pride!
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AnastasiaBrent Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah! :D
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Anita-Garbo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutly love it! :D
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