Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Un Télégramme pour Papa...

Hi, Whilst making this card, I was picturing someone being away from their father, and sending out a telegram  to wish him a Happy Father's Day....

All the papers are fussy cut and distressed from  G45 Communiqué, Postage and Pen in Hand.

Trying to stay true to the period, I used a handmade paper as the background, and a feather , representing the quill pen of the time. In french a pen and a feather are called the same, une plume .

Added some burlap  for the cuff, and a vintage button with a Lion Head, (as in  King of the Castle...) for the cuff link, beads and rafia for the telegram...

On the inside the paper is glimmer misted with Coffee Shoppe ( LOVE this colour) a P, for Papa or Pops, an envelope with a tag for the note...

This week I am joining Mojo Monday with Sarah from La-De-Dah as the theme is Man Up.

As well as Sugar Creek Hollow, whose theme is Father's Day.

Have a great week, bisous G.


  1. The layers here are awesome! That hand just reaches out and grabs the eye and says look at me! A very stunning card....you have a new follower!

  2. OMW Gisèle, you certainly used some of the finest stamps here for your gorgeous creation! Very elegant, love that feather! Hugs, Ira

  3. Gorgeous Gisèle,I love the vintage theme to this and all the elements you have included. A great card for a man.
    hugs {brenda} xox
    PS The Stamp Man also have a male theme at the moment

  4. a wonderful male piece - love these images, the colours and aged, vintage mood! A great card! Thanks so much for sharing with My Mojo Monthly! Stay inspired! Sarah.

  5. A brilliant Fathers Day card Gisele, I love how you've put all the elements together.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Fabulous Father's Day card Giselle!! Love the hand made paper for the background and all your fussy cutting and distressing! Love the cufflink!! Fabby!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  7. such a wonderful card Giselle, I just love the feather and all the other details that you added so glad you joined us at SVH

  8. Gorgeous! Love these images so much and the wonderful detail you have added to them. Such a story in your card, thanks for sharing it at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Patti SCH/DT

  9. Hi Giselle. Wonderful card. So unusual. Love all the detail especially the cufflink. Fab idea.
    Regards Florence x

  10. Vous avez vraiment réussi cette carte ! Chapeau ! C'est tellement difficile de faire une jolie carte masculin sans être trop froufrou.


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