Those of you who were around last spring have already met this pair of my Great-Grandparents, Nils and Brite, who married in 1908. My paternal Grandmother was born in 1909 and her photo was taken in 1910, HERE. For Valentine I have added a romantic apple blossom album mat to their wedding photo:
Such sweet apple blossoms! Their wedding was on July 4th, so really they should have been summer blossoms. I have a particular rose album mat in mind, but first I have to convince the vendor about shipping it to Norway…lol So until I have the “perfect” mat, this absolutely stunning mat will do, even if the season is a wee bit off 😀
Brite was the daughter of Amund and Ingeborg, whom you met two days ago. She was the second oldest sister in a group of 8 siblings. Maybe because they came from a fortunate home, none of them had to emigrate. Nils was the son of Oleanne and Nils, whom you also met, three days ago. He had 9 siblings, almost all of them had to emigrate in the late 1800s. I have not started tracing them in America yet. For some reason Nils’ older brother chose to emigrate, leaving his birthright farm to Nils and Brite, thus allowing them a living in the years to come.
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 a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and and the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:
Find your high quality copies of the files in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
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I have used elements from the following sources for this design: