Fancy A Swift Half?

It’s time for our new challenge over at Crafting At The Weekend!  As usual our theme is Anything Goes and our sponsors, Crafty Ribbons and All Dressed Up, are offering you some great prizes!

I’ve been having a lot of fun with a box card…  I was recently challenged to make a bar themed box card for a lady who loves pubs in general and brandy in particular!  I’m the first to admit I didn’t think I’d pull it off, but I’m proud to share the end result with you today 🙂

bar box card full

I hunted high and low for a digital stamp of a barman, but came up with nothing.  Finally I stumbled across this great barman image at CanStockPhoto – and it’s available pre-coloured, so no agonising over the perfect colour uniform for a barman!

I used the Silhouette software to weld him onto the interior panel of the box card, then created his bar counter on another panel in front of him.  The shelves behind him have all his bottles of spirits, within easy reach – and the back is even mirrored, just as it is in most pubs!

bar box card close

I wanted to find a damask wallpaper to use on the panels, as the decor in most English pubs is quite dark and traditional.  The paper I’ve used on this card was a freebie from the Star Sunflower Studio and it was perfect!  Although it came in several colourways, the brown and cream combo was just the ticket.

My favourite part of the whole card has to be the beer mats on the side flaps!  I made each one from scratch, using some felt-marked paper as it had the right feel to it.  I created two beer mats that are personalised to the lady who will be receiving the card – her name is Barbara, hence “Barb’s Brew” and she was born in 1952!  To create some depth to the beer mats on the flaps I have actually mounted all the layers individually, and then popped the beer mats up on staggered 3D pads so they sit on the flap at an angle.

bar box card left beer mat bar box card right beer mat

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar – Anything Goes

My Time To Craft – Food and Drink


8 thoughts on “Fancy A Swift Half?

  1. OK, I reckon this is the cleverst box card I’ve come acroos! I would never have thought of welding the elelements to the inside like you have. GENIUS! Start to finish, it’s a corker of a project which I’m sure Barbara is gonna LOVE..’coz I do! xxx

  2. What a terrific idea! You’ve pulled it off brilliantly, too, this is so clever!! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  3. This is a fabulous creation, the recipient is sure to love it. Very cleverly done.

    Thanks for joining in with our latest challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Jo x

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