Happy Sunday! Stopping by to share one of my first Christmas cards for the season. It’s never too early to begin to create them especially as the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins and often takes us away from time to create.
I just love to work with free and purchased vintage images, some, like this available on MagicMoonlight free vintage images and others I have purchased on Etsy. This one is so beautiful. Her name is Grete Reinwald and she was photographed many times. I knew I wanted to work with her and the wonderful Reneabouquets frames to bring her to life!
I began by printing the image on heavy matte paper (the same weight as design paper) and then coated the image with Finnabair Clear Gesso. This protects the inkjet printing. I cut out the image with a Spellbinder circle die and mounted her on a round chipboard circle. Next I embossed the Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Snowflake Frame with Lindy’s Angel Wings embossing powder. On the frame I added Reneabouquets White Flatback Pearls.
I mounted the frame on a piece of Blue Fern Studios Design paper “Christmas Cheer” 12×12 paper available at Reneabouquets Etsy store. All edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad in “Mowed Lawn”– the perfect Christmas green! Beneath the frame is another piece of design paper and Reneabouquets Beautiful Bows White Venice 2″ lace.
Finally I added some flowers and red berry sprigs to embellish this simple Christmas card. It is available in my ETSY shop. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Let the holiday rush begin!