Practicing Creativity

Happy Father's Day from Galeries Lafayette Summer 1936

A friend asked if I'd make her a Father's Day card for her husband. I scratched my head a bit and came up with this one. The center image is a scanned copy of the men's shoe section page from the 1936 Galeries Lafayette summer catalog I have in my ephemera collection.  I like using my own ephemera whenever possible.  It makes for a unique – one of a kind – card.  I don't have any Father's Day stamps so I printed the sentiments on some vintage paper I have (I save any and all old blank paper I find), then cut them out with dies ran through my Happycut.  I distressed inked all the edges for a warm, weathered look, added a leather button, then some checked ribbon and twine. I daresay, I'm rather pleased with the result.


Vintage catalog images, found paper printed with sentiment on computer, Folia brown card stock, American Crafts Night Fall Autumn Harvest paper, Alyssiane Au Coeur de la Ville paper, vintage button, Artebene ribbon, twine, Efco stickpins, Artemio circular and tab dies, Distress inks in Walnut Stain and Old Paper.

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