Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day. A time for winning hearts - and winning contests.
Today we are announcing the three crafty winners of the VIC Creative Challenge
for February 2012, titled Valentine Ornaments!
This was VIC's biggest and best Creative Challenge so far. 18
incredible Valentine Ornaments were submitted, each one a clever take
on the theme and the vintage images. We felt honored to be able to
display each one on VintageImageCraft.
Read on in the VIC
Pictorial to enjoy:
Let's Get Crafting...
- Introducing the WINNERS of the
VIC Creative Challenge!
- Make a quick Valentine's card
(or almost anything) with adhesive paper and glitter - a
crafter's best friends.
- A FREE image for President's Day,
The Winners of
for February 2012
Our wonderful winners really "got the hang of it!" Each artist created
a unique Valentine ornament, based on a VIC vintage image. With 18
creative entries, it was very difficult to select just three. But
Jen, Lyneen and Nancy won our hearts with their visions.
all found a way to express Victorian romance, and made it suitable for
to you all!
Need a Last Minute Valentine Card?
The "Glitter Queen," Barbara Trombley, changed the way we use glitter
- forever. No longer just a decorative condiment, we learned to respect
glitter as a main course.
Here's an Instant Glitter Solution.
Barbara turned us on to two-sided adhesive paper as a base
for glitter artwork. Our favorite is Grafix® Double Tack, which comes
9"x12" sheets with peel-off paper on both sides. This miracle material
is your short-cut to creating quick custom glitter stickers. Here's the
step by step for making a sophisticated Valentine card in a few minutes:
together your materials: card stock or a surface of your choice; a
sheet of two-sided adhesive paper; fine glitter in your favorite color;
a heart-shape paper punch or detail scissors. You might also want scrap
paper to work on and maybe a fluffy brush for dusting off stray glitter.
out, or cut out, your heart shape from the two-sided adhesive paper.
the paper backing from one side of the shape and apply it to your
cardstock or other surface. Carefully peel away the remaining paper
the exposed adhesive with fine glitter. Jiggle the cardstock gently to
distribute the glitter evenly, then tap it off onto scrap paper and
return it to the container. Brush off any stray glitter.
Like magic! A truly professional glittered heart adorning the front of
your Valentine card. Write something mushy inside, and you have it made!
potential dawning on you yet? You can use this technique to make
glitter stickers of any shape, size or complexity. If they sell a punch
for it, you can glitter it. If you can cut it out (a snowflake maybe?),
you can glitter it. Think borders, words, silhouettes. Consider masking
for multiple colors. Go crazy.
Our FREE President's Day Gift to You
If the link
doesn't work for you (it is a very large file and can take
up to a minute to download), try this alternative link: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/al0sk0
George Washington had a face made for portraits and coins.
famous likeness was painted by Gilbert
Charles Stuart (December 3, 1755
– July 9, 1828) in 1796. The original painting, titled The Athenaeum, was never finished.
That may have been because Stuart got so busy painting 130 copies,
which he sold for $100 each. His famous artwork made it on to the one
dollar bill in 1869, and was quickly copied by every Victorian artist
wanting to make a buck off George Washington.
Happy President's Day, and we
hope you can use this image to create a
card or decoration that will honor the Father of our Country!
It's the Real Thing...
Right now on eBay, Martin and I are auctioning more than 60
Victorian postcards. Among them is the original of the 1910 George
Washington postcard you saw above as our President's Day free image.
If you love authentic ephemera, you need to visit us on eBay. These
gorgeous pieces of history have been protected and pampered for a
may be among the most pristine examples existing today.
See these beautiful originals in all of their authentic glory
Ever think of potatoes as a crafting staple? With St. Patrick's Day coming up, we
wanted to glorify the humble, Irish spud. We'll show you a few creative
ways to make something really "super-tuber-duper!"
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
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