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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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€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 πŸ™‚Β 

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

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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. IΒ΄m really amazed with all the things, youΒ΄ve 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 IΒ΄m 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 IΒ΄ll 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 πŸ™‚

      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 πŸ™‚ I think you will enjoy it, and the possibilities it gives for decoupaging anything when you want a rough texture πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€ Wonder why I don’t like what I see in the mirror… hm, conundrum…lol! xoxoxo

    1. Dear Ingeborg πŸ™‚

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