Wednesday, April 21, 2010

70th French birthday card completed

Good afternoon/morning/evening depending upon your location. I hope you are having a great time???
Today I finished a card for a neighbours Husband for whom I do odd jobs for. Its his 70th on the 25th.
With this card I have aimed towards not just 70, but anything french to do with the year 1940.
Not wanting to do an ordinary straight shaped card, I opted for this style,  which I dont know what its called,  anyone know?
The 'backing' papers of burgundy and blue are wallpaper. The calender on the right is from 1940, I'm going to put a red circle round his birthday date, I must remember to do that!  I added chipboard shapes and letters, numbers, I love flourishes, they are so universal.

Of course, the stamps are 1940's french ones and the papers behind '1940', '70' and Bon Anniversaire are 1940's french franc notes. What was left over I used for the flowers.
The reciept in the middle, I found on the net, is from 1940 for goods bought in our nearest city. The 2 flowers are a mish mash of 2 styles that I found in a tutorial. I will add the links to the links column when I can find them again. I really like the spikey additions at the back of them. Takes a long time to make them though.

It may seem as if the envelope is on the rather large size, and indeed it is as this card when folded down is a very odd shape. In fact, the whole card will not stand up, I had to add flaps at the back of both the tall squares, I think they are called easels???

Many more photos now on cards for men page  Photos of things you cannot see in these few
Anyway, I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Cheers for now.


  1. How pretty! I love it. Thanks for joining my blog.

  2. Fantastic!!! Love your creations. This is absolutely beautiful.

  3. Jan, this is totally brilliant. I love the cards you do for men - really grungy! You are one talented lady.

    I discovered your blog because of your comment on the Extreme Cards and Papercrafting Blog re the keyboard pop-up. If you go to my blog you can see what I've done this week with a keyboard pop-up - also with a video.

    Like you, I often incorporate computer stuff in my cards. I like the idea of mixed media!

    Keep up the good work. Your blog is defo worth following.


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