Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bar Mitzvah card!

This card was definitely a challenge, in terms of trying to think of anything else to put on it besides the star of David. Luckily we got a beautiful invitation, and a light bulb went on inside my head and I determined I could use whatever the image was on the invitation, plus it was on such nice card stock that I couldn't just throw it away!

The "window" portion of the idea came from this cool blog entry.

The hardest part was cutting out the square with the exacto knife - having to cut through both the heavy card stock and the Kraft paper, but I love how it turned out!

  • The Kraft cardstock was cut to 8.5x6" folded in half to make the front 4.25x6"
  • Cut (invitation) blue card stock to 4x5.75" and wrapped Jillibean Soup twine around the bottom a few times
  • Using a Studio Calico wood veneer frame, I tried to mist it a little with Mister Huey's Clay mist, but realized quickly that it doesn't really stick well to the frame, but didn't want to end up inking it too dark, so after that attempt I just left it as it was
  • I laid the frame down to where I was going to place it, and traced with pencil along the inside square, where to cut out
  • Took the exacto knife and cut out the inner square, peeled off the back of the frame and placed it down, then cut a little extra along the inside of the frame to make sure it matched perfectly!
  • Inside the card, I added the image from the invitation and placed it to show a bit off center through the window
  • The letters are chipboard alphas from Studio Calico
  • The little metal button was an afterthought, so I had to pull up the paper a bit, cut the twine from the back, loop through the button from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection and re-adhere everything back down!

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