DIY · Ephemera

Valentine Sweethearts – Part II

Another pair of my Great-Great Grandparents! My Grandmother always had the picture of my Great-Great Grandfather Amund (her Grandfather), but only this summer did I come across a picture of my Great-Great Grandmother Ingeborg, and for the first time see what she looked like. Amund and Ingeborg were married in 1879. Today is the first time I have thought to put the two images together, I have to confess I became a little emotional, finally seeing them together after all this time: 

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Heart Frame #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).

The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.

Here is the frame ready to print for you, if you wish to add pictures manually, or as a PNG-file (transparent background) if you wish to add pictures digitally:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Twin Hearts Frame #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentineWings of Whimsy: Die Cut Twin Hearts Frame #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine kopi

Find your high quality copies of the files in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

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If you wish to have only a single frame as digital PNG-file (transparent background), please follow my reference link below to go to the original posts.

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I have used elements from the following sources for this design:

Die Cut Heart Frame – Wings of Whimsy

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5 thoughts on “Valentine Sweethearts – Part II

  1. Thanks soooooo very much for these too sweetie, they´re really cool and useful for lots of great things. It´s sooo beautiful with these tiny flowers on them, and would look great inside some small heartframes for photos too.
    Have a wonderful evening and lots of great fun dear friend.

    1. For some reason the particular postcard I used to created this twin frame, has proven again and again to be so versatile! I have made use of if for a fan, as stationery, to create a seamless tile that I have used for several project here on on WoW (on example is as the background of my blog-cherubs!), and now as a twin frame 🙂 I think this postcard and I are bestfriends, we speak French together…lol!

  2. Having so many wonderful photos of your ancestors is truly amazing. As you mentioned, having the means to have ones photo taken back then was key. Thank you for sharing them!

    1. Thank you for letting me know you enjoy my little journey through my ancestors! I must say that knowing photoshop really has made a big difference with this project, the original image I have of Ingeborg is taken with my phone, in a dark basement, visiting her only living grandchild this summer. I am going to ask the lady to borrow the image and make a proper scan of it, but I feel I need to let the idea mature a little. And she has so, so many images I would like to copy, I don’t know if I could be content with borrowing only one…lol! This is the original: http://www.myheritage.no/site-family-tree-240311731/bakke-family#!photo-240311731-0-1500023-1500634

      She even has a LARGE image of my Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Amund! Of course it is not a photo, but a drawing, but it is so good it looks almost like a photo! Very professionally made. http://www.myheritage.no/site-family-tree-240311731/bakke-family#!photo-240311731-0-1500412-1500637

      So I plan to visit her again and again, until she is charmed and softened enough that I can bring myself to ask! Or at least bring a proper camera and ask to take the wonderful images into good daylight, even that would mean getting so much better results. But for now, photoshop brought out the contrasts, lightened the image, and it really was enough to really see her 🙂

      So if you have pictures of your ancestors that are “beyond saving” don’t despair, there might be hope for them if the right person gets to work on them with some TLC and a some photoshop skills 😉 hehehe

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