Monday, November 17, 2014

CC3C - Cabinet Cards

I have been SO out straight at work these last few weeks -  I've either had no time or been too tired to create for some of the challenges I usually do - but I'm excited to say that I finally found time (before the deadline!) to get the latest Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge done!

For CC3C #15 we are working from Page 38 of Tim's book using Cabinet Card Pockets.  Usually we cannot say what techniques we use - but since this challange was to use a specific item howver you wanted -  we can tell you what we did!   
I was going to use a Found Relative Card -  but then my niece sent me the Snapfish album of their recent outing to see Santa - and I knew I'd use one of her photos of my delicious grand nephew James and his baby sister Madelyn.  James is old hat at visiting Santa as he is 3 years old -  but this is the very first visit for Madelyn - and you can see her looking curiously up at this jolly old elf!  I printed the photo on my computer printer in sepia ink to make it look vintage.
Here's a close up of the top portion.  I've got lots of Idea-ology products here - Black Paper String, Chit Chat Stickers that I rubbed with Archival Orange Blossom Ink , Remnant Rubs/Christmas Time, a Snowflake adornment that I embossed in Tree Branch embossing powder, Mirrored Stars that I sponged with Orange Blossom Ink , Alpha Tiles to spell out Santa and Label Letters I used to show the year.
and the bottom portion
And a view of how I die cut and attached Tim's Small Easel to the back so that my Cabinet Card Frame would stand up for display.   I cut it out of Grunge Board so it would be sturdy.
  I think Christie and Nate will love this card of Madelyn's first visit to see Santa with her brother!  Now I'm off to eat supper before watching The Voice - and then dropping into bed!
Thought I'd share the photo in full color -  to show how different it looks

This week's challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join us!  You still have a few days to get it done!

19 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome project Julia!

Karen Garrard said...

Wonderful cabinet card Julia! Gorgeous photo and I really like how you showed it both in sepia and colour. What a treasure. Karen.x

Redanne said...

So glad you found time because it is wonderful, love both pics of the children, they are adorable! Anne xx

*Vicki* said...

How precious is that photo! :) Love how you've put this together and made it look old fashioned with the sepia colored photo!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
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Vicki Dutcher said...

Well done! Love the vintaged photo and that added Santa looks quite fabulous -- I bet she is going to love this~

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous holiday card. What a darling photo with Santa! The little ones in our family are not big fans of Santa -- they either refuse to get on his lap or crying.
Love how the easel attaches to the back of the card. You have enabled me to make buy this fab die.

Ruth said...

What a lovely idea and use of a cabinet card. Love what you've done with it, all the little additions. x

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a beautiful way to document a memory Julia. I still hope to get time to enter this challenge.
Julie x

butterfly said...

Love the sepia version of the photo, creating a wonderful nostalgic feel - great use of the Cabinet Card - I love it!
Alison xx

Anita Houston said...

Utterly PRECIOUS!!! Those 'grand' darlings are gorgeous, and love the sepia tone...it just transforms a photo! Love all the detail on the card! Thanks for much for playing along with us on the Cabinet Card Pocket challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

toni said...

Lovely Julia ! You've made a wonderful memento that will be treasured for generations ! Great work with the cabinet card! X

Lisa S. said...

Oh how precious Julia! I'm with you on the no time lately but so happy you linked this up. This is fabulous and love all of the sweet elements on it. xx

Deepti said...

Awesome project :) love the details put together around the photo !

Candy C said...

Julia...this is such a darling way to use Tim's cabinet card! The photograph of your family members is darling and I love how you've altered it to look so old! All of the elements you've added to your cabinet card are perfectly placed! I love your use of the rubons and "SANTA" alpha tiles! thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Charlene said...

Very cool and I love the picture, its adorable!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic use of the cabinet card Julia! Love the vintage photo! What a keepsake to treasure!

Annette Green said...

What an excellent job on this cabinet card, Julia! I love how you antiqued the photo (perfectly), and the mix of rub-ons and chit chat stickers and stamping. Well done! I love it!!

Marjie Kemper said...

I can see why you had to use that photo - it's precious! Love how you've embellished the card and what a great idea to make it a stand-alone piece with the easel. Thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C, Julia!

Yvonne said...

THis is adorable! Love that you used an easel on the Cabinet Card! Love. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!