Friday, December 18, 2009

Vintage Santa and the Sunset

I happened upon the coolest find this week right here in my own house!!! We have a copy of a 1959 Family Circle magazine. It is just adorable. I knew we had some older magazines my husband had gotten from his mom but I had never looked close to see that one of them was Christmas related.
I just had to use this adorable image from the cover. I scanned it, fixed it a little bit and then printed it out on photo paper. All I needed to do then was to cut it out.
I paired it with a piece of Jenni Bowlin Core'dinations cardstock. I cut around the embossed design so that my card is shaped. I sanded the edges and then added a line of Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip for a bit of bling.
I just had to show you the entire cover.
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And, I just have to share a couple photos.
I went down to our beach last night right at sunset. For the last couple days we have been having some rather amazing sunsets and I finally found a day to time my visit just right for a ton of great photos. One of the most fun things about my visit was all of the seagulls that were having so much fun flying at the waters edge along with the surfers that were trying to catch the end of a day on the waves.
See the surfer in this wave?
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials:
Cardstock - Jenni Bowlin Core'dinations
Vintage clip art
Cuttlebug embossing plate

Border punch
Ribbon
Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint - Tulip

17 comments:

Lydia said...

Super fabulous card what a great idea and a wonderful image!! Merry Christmas!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I just love it when you post some of your photos. You really take nice pictures. And the santa card is just too cute. You just have the eye. Have a Merry Christmas

Crafty Dawn said...

Beautiful sunsets and love yr card
I always happy to have a new visitor

Love Dawn xx

lisa dickinson said...

oooh i adore how you used that santa graphic! so cool! :)

Diane said...

Fabulous card with the old pic!!!
Brings back old memories!!
I wish I was there at the beach,it's so cold here up North!!
Gorgeous pictures Linda!TFS!

Pamela said...

Oh my goodness....I love love love that card!!!

Jen Martakis said...

That card is sooooo sweet! What a treasure to have that magazine. Very neat!!

Sasha Holloway said...

the sunset is fab .. NM has some pretty good ones out this way .. but I am so glad we are leaving this place ugh .. UK here we come lol .. I lOVE the CARD .. so much ..

Andrea Amu said...

Ohh, what an amazingly fun card you've created! Love your idea of scanning in that older vintage Christmas image from the magazine! And paired up with the Jenni Bowlin Core cs is just all the better!! :)

Debbie said...

Love the card, what a great idea. I have some old images that I can't bear to part with and this would be a great way to use them.

ellen s. said...

oh that is so clever and COOL! and i love your photos of that sunset...gorgeous!

Sue from Oregon said...

How creative! I have to tell you I just made those darn Salted Nut Bars...so yummy! I am going to post on my blog soon and link to yours also...thanks for sharing!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, how special is this card and I just love the sentiment behind the magazine image which you have incorporated beautifully onto this design. I am just loving your sunset photo with the silhoette images of the birds around the surfer ... great focal point.
Also wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season.
Hugs
Desire

Erin Smetak said...

What a great find in your house! Isn't that always fun!!!! Fabulous card you created! What shape is that? Is that a nestie, or just free hand?

I am SO jealous that you have such beautiful sunsets and NO SNOW! As I sit here typing, I'm looking out my window at the snow that has been coming down since last night! Ugh! Maybe I should move to CA! LOL!

Cheryl Nelson said...

what a fun find!!! lovin' that adorable vintage image!! Gorgeous beach/sunset photos...they make me homesick!

Diana said...

ADORE the card and...you know I love the awesome photo. Merry Christmas!

dstandard said...

Fabulous card!