|vintage image and text re-sized and printed on staples brand and core'dinations cardstock, respectively; vintage lace from my stash; layery glittery floral: prima; clear edge jewel bling and multi-sized bling: eyelet outlet; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine|
because i love and use and even sell vintage holiday goodies (via my etsy shop, just enough stuff, which is sponsoring this fortnight's prompt with a bit of a prize! ♥) i often get questions from folks who, like me, love to collect and save cool "bits and bobs" but then aren't quite sure how to actually use them on cards.
one stumbling block can be size... the beautiful english village scene i wanted to use on this card took up an entire 8x11" page! (even i don't make cards that big, lol!) then i thought it'd be wonderful to use a bit of dickens' "a christmas carol" as background, but the one i chose was printed on bright white semi-gloss paper... NOT very vintage-looking and totally wrong for the illustration! luckily, my handy all-in-one printer came to the rescue on both counts: i resized the picture to 60% and printed it out on plain matte cardstock; i did the text at full-sized but used a slightly textural cafe au lait cardstock as its base. et voila!
miss stephanie has a gorgeous card to show you, plus the "spirit of xmas past" readers' gallery is rather glorious... won't you stop by ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and enjoy those treats?!