Bar Mitzvah card
Posted 3 July, 2014on:
I’ve made a few Bar and Bat Mitzvah cards over the years, but I don’t always remember to scan or photograph them before I give them away.
They often feature this lovely stamp of a tallit (prayer shawl) which I purchased along with the text (which says Bar Mitzvah in Hebrew) online from Zum Gali Gali. I like to use embossing powder and a craft heat gun for a shiny finish. Not so many years ago I would melt embossing powder over a toaster, resulting in burned crumbs and often burned fingers as well. Thankfully those days are behind me. 🙂
If you want to make a card like this, it is very simple.
1. Stamp your design on a plain piece of card (and emboss if desired)
2. Cut one or more pieces of paper just a few millimetres wider and longer than your central piece of card, and attach the layers together with double-sided adhesive tape. A metallic paper gives a classic finish.
3. Attach to your card. I decorated plain blue card by stamping it with Mazel Tov (congratulations). This stamp is one of a lovely collection I bought from Papertrey Ink a few years back. I used another design from the same set on these Chanukah cards. It’s a little bit wonky but I’m hoping that adds to the charm of a hand-made card.