we are still celebrating "the spirits of christmas past" at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ by making holiday cards that use vintage-style ingredients-- whether they are actually old, or beautiful reproductions-- or otherwise evoke the feeling of an old fashioned christmas. and yes, there is even a little prize this time, in fact its a christmas ephemera pack from my very own etsy shop, just enough stuff. so you know i had to use one or two things like you might find in one of my packs!
one of the things i keep an eagle eye out for at book sales and rummage sales are copies of the old christmas ideals magazines, because they have the best photos and illustrations! they seem to be getting harder to find these days, but one way in which i have an advantage is that i don't need to find pristine, perfect copies. in fact i quite like the ones that are a bit wrinkly, or missing their front cover, or in which one of the original owner's grandchildren decided to do a bit of (presumably unauthorized, lol) coloring with crayons! people often ask if i scan the pages and use copies in my cards and occasionally, i do; especially when i want to re-size the item because it's too big or too small. but really, i love the originals... they have a patina and a vibe to them that is one-of-a-kind, which i find precious and beautiful.
something else that is both of those things is this week's atlantic hearts sketch, which was EXACTLY the right way for me to showcase a portion of one sweet blue ideals landscape illustration framed up in a second beautiful snowscape! i've added loads of textural and glittery flowers as a finishing touch.
stephanie has also made a second vintage-inspired card to help inspire you, why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check that out, ASAP?!