I found these images ages ago on the internet and thought that they would make beautiful cards and that's what it says on the front of each of these vintage look 'Beautiful' cards. Each picture is in black and white but with the merest hint of colour which has been picked up in the backing papers.
I printed the images onto cream linen-look card and cut them out. They were then matted and layered onto 2 colours of cardstock. I then used vintage look papers and different layouts for each card finishing each one with flowers , ribbon, pearl embellies and a cricut generated sentiment.
The cards are 5 x 7" tentfolds.
Recipe as follows:
Papers- K & Co, Funky Hand Shabby Saturday,Basic Grey
Images downloaded from Google Images
Ribbon from my stash
Self adhesive pearls- widely available from craft outlets
'Beautiful' cut from Opposites Attract (Upright) at 1"
I hope you like these cards and would love it if you gave them a go, maybe using vintage family portraits to create a family heirloom. You could mount them into a box frame and give them as a gift. Do you display your cards? If so I've got a really inexpensive idea to display cards which I will show you when it's complete.