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1880 Nested Easter Cherubs Holy Cards – free printables

Please take a look at these Nested Easter Cherubs from my albums. They are American holy cards from the 1880-ies. These are some of my outmost favorite Easter images, and I hope you all will find good use for them ๐Ÿ™‚

Wings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easter

I printed them on kitchen paper towels (see how HERE) and decoupaged them onto hearts I had cut out of corrugated cardboard and roughly painted with white acrylic paint. The frame is a thrift find, it used to be golden. I then painted it with acrylic paint, just mixed white, blues and greens, same as the wooden clothespins ๐Ÿ™‚ The pretty tissue flower is made by my oldest daughter Guro (age 11).

It seems I’m starting a pitcher collection…I did not plan on it, it just kind of happened, I think I like it ๐Ÿ˜€

Wings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs printed on paper towel #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easterWings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs printed on paper towel #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easter

Wings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easterWings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easterWings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easterHere is another painted piece, a mirror that also used to be golden. You can see the gold peak through a little, since I used a dry brush, and also a rag to wipe it down a little before it dried. I love these, and each frame took me about 10 minutes ๐Ÿ˜€Wings of Whimsy: Painted Mirror

I gathered my Nested Easter Cherubs into a collage sheet for ya’ll:

Wings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easter

And here is the low resolution individual cards:

Wings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easterWings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easterWings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easterWings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easter

Go to the folder below to download high quality printable files, and to check out the Easter graphics I posted last year:

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This file is free for your personal use and enjoyment ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

My registered followers will find the individual cards in 600 dpi in the Exclusive folder ๐Ÿ™‚

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7 thoughts on “1880 Nested Easter Cherubs Holy Cards – free printables

  1. These are so cute, and you did an awesome job. Iยดm really amazed with all the things, youยดve printed on the kitchen towel here lately and how good it really looks. I would never have thought of that to be be honest, but it really looks pretty awesome. But Iยดm not sure thoug, I should try this technique with my old pronter, as it has a tendensy to eat everything not exactly standard LOL, but Iยดll keep it in mind if I ever get another printer some day.
    Have a great day and lots of great fun.

    1. Good morning Dear Maryann ๐Ÿ™‚

      I have a (fairly) new and expensive printer, and due to that I’ve been reluctant to print anything else than plain A4 paper with it… thinking I could not afford to ruin it…:-P

      Then one day I decided: why let the printer limit my creativity? And I started testing all sorts of paper qualities, and it worked like a charm. Then I started trying odd shapes and unexpected materials. While experimenting I DID have a couple of crashes, but even those were not ruining the printer, just took a little fiddeling to fix…:-P The tricks are to measure your print material exactly and defining custom paper settings in your printer setup. I think also being able to manual feed is needed, although I did not try feeding from the cassette…;-) No I’m the master of my printer and it is no longer limiting my creative whimsies…lol!

      Love&Light
      Gunnvor Karita

    1. Good luck Hunny ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you will enjoy it, and the possibilities it gives for decoupaging anything when you want a rough texture ๐Ÿ™‚ Printing on tissue paper is also kewl, but like I said somewhere else, gives a much smoother finnish… so for canvases or other items where you want a smooth result, I’ll be choosing that in stead. Come to think of it, I seldom want a smooth result…lol! I like old, worn, rough and real ๐Ÿ˜€ Wonder why I don’t like what I see in the mirror… hm, conundrum…lol! xoxoxo

    1. Dear Ingeborg ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for the encouraging comment ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m in love with printing on paper towels and corrugated cardboard, it’s so much fun and gives the kewlest textures ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoxo

  2. I love the Cherubs. Thank You! My grandmother used to send me Easter cards like this and I loved them so much/ Too bad I didn’t save all of them. They are so pretty, and I love the sayings on them too. Thanks again!

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