This is the 21st-birthday card I made for my oldest nephew (and godson), who is… somehow 21, and delightful, and very very tall.
I always have a crisis about presentation for these little silhouettes: are they part of the card or a separate gift? do I glue them down, or attach them loosely to the card, or…
Lately I’ve taken to doing the following:
- Cut a separate piece of heavy paper down to be smaller than the folded card but (barely) larger than the art.
- Put the art onto the paper but do not attach it.
- Put the art and backing paper into a cellophane art bag.
- Tape the bag tightly back, trapping the art against its backing paper.
- Use two strips of double-sided tape to attach that little parcel to the folded card.
This sort-of frames the picture, while protecting it, and also leaving it unglued, in case someone wants to mount it properly on a backing (or frame it, or put it in a folder, etc).
There are probably simpler ways to do this.
Below is a work-in-progress shot. I sketched the dragon directly onto the back of the paper, and refined it as I cut it out. I did check the keys spelled out his name correctly by holding it up to a mirror first, though!