i've had these vintage red doilies in my stash for quite some time, and i thought it was about time i used them. torn layers are always a fun way to combine a few different papers, especially if you only have small scraps of them, as i did in this case. the santa image is from a little stack of antique postcards i scooped up last year for a verrrrrrry discounted price, mostly because they were not at all in good condition. whereas that would be off-putting to a collector, if you'd actually like to use them in cards or collages, it's kind of nice to have something you don't feel is "too nice to use" lol! i backed the trimmed down card with red cardstock to frame it out AND frankly to reinforce it, because the crease across santa's face is on the verge of splitting in two. here's a second shot, where you can see that i don't always like to glue all the way out to the edges, i like the look of them being sort of loose and fluttery. (they are actually well attached UNDER each successive layer, tho!)
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