For my birthday a couple of weeks ago, my husband bought me a selection of stamps and dies, including the Marianne Creatables penny farthing die which I had been tempted to get having seen Liz use it in some lovely designs and the Viva Décor "Old fashioned! stamp set which also includes a penny farthing. And I have a bag of large printed buttons, which includes some with a penny farthing design. Putting them all together, I had the basis for a very masculine vintage card. And adding some vintage French newsprint-style backing paper from the Dovecraft Curiousity Corner range and a deckle edged backing card gave it an even more vintage feel.
I stamped the penny farthing and corners on the newsprint, then mounted it on a snippet of purple card. The die cut was made from another snippet of the same card, and mounted on a scrap of cream edged with purple ink.
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Edit - I've edited this in to explain the term "Penny Farthing" in response to a comment from MaryH below. I had no idea that the bicycle in the picture wasn't called a Penny Farthing all over the world, and it's only this comment that has made me realise that it isn't! But now I stop and think of it, why WOULD it be called that in countries where pennies and farthings weren't part of the currency? Even a British person less than 50 years old might not understand it.
In Victorian times, the British pound was made up of 240 pennies, not 100 as it is now. Each penny was a very large copper coin. The farthing was worth a quarter of a penny, and was a very small copper coin. So when this bicycle was invented, people thought it looked like a penny and a farthing side by side - hence the name Penny Farthing. I don't know whether it has an official name, or what it is called in other countries - if you know, I'd love to see a comment letting me in on it!