You may remember some time ago, I made some temporary seasonal artwork using greetings cards.
Well… I’ve been at it again.
Sometimes, you receive a card that you just can’t bear to throw away. You know the ones I mean. What do you do with yours? Hide them away in a drawer? Yep. I do that too!
But then there are those really special cards that deserve so much more. Like the one your Bestie carefully and thoughtfully selects especially for you while she’s on holiday and it perfectly matches your décor.
Those are the cards worthy of framing.
You can go down the IKEA route like I did with the Christmas Cards and frame them up temporarily.
Or not so temporarily as it turned out.
And then there’s getting a bit more creative, with something a little more quirky.
I found this gorgeous ornate gold frame for pennies in a charity shop, where it housed some sort of oil-painted flower-type-arrangement. I painted out the picture in black acrylic, with plans to use it as an ever-changing backdrop for when the mood took me to change things up.
Because that doesn’t happen often.
Then along came the card.
The card that the Bestie carefully and thoughtfully selected especially for me whilst she was on holiday.
The card that perfectly matched Stanley’s tartan scarf.
And I knew there and then, that this was one of THOSE cards and the only thing that could possibly be worthy of such a beaut was an oversized, ornate gold frame, with a black painted background.
The card itself is only stuck on with blu tac… you know, just in case the mood takes me to change things up, but it’s been this way since before Christmas.
So I’m guessing it’s not going anywhere yet.
Do you have a greetings card worthy of display? Perhaps this is an idea you might like to try. As always, I’d love to know what you think of this project. Drop a comment below to let me know.
A hui hou,