Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010 Christmas Card




I got this idea and pattern from Vintage Image Craft. The inside reads: "This is a Victorian scrap from the 1890's. Scrapping became a favored pastime of women early in the 19th century. They would scour magazines and advertisements for small black and white illustrations, cut them out, often hand-color them, and paste them in albums and journals. By the 1820's, printers began to produce materials just for scrapping, and scraps soon became more elaborate with embossing, color printing and gilding, and finally die-cutting. By the end of Queen Victoria's reign in 1901, Victorians were scrap-happy and decorating everything from gift tags to furniture with these little cut-out pictures." This site has wonderful Victorian images that are free. I used yarn for the strings on the tags. The tags are on with glue dots so they may be peeled off the card and used for a Christmas tree ornament. I used green cardstock and cream cardstock as I could not decide which I liked better.


3 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

I loved this post and love what you did with these vintage images! I found the history so interesting regarding scrapping. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing that info! Best, Curt

Scott said...

Beautiful work, Celeste! Thanks for supporting www.vintageimagecraft.com! Scott

stampqueen said...

Cute cards - great piece of history and love the 'Scrappy Holidays'!!