Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Less is More Week #289 - Something French

This week's challenge over at Less is More is 'Something French' - and also one layer to boot.

For once, a NBUS stamp set came straight to mind - but could I find it?! I'd seen it recently but there was a good half hour of rummaging before I remembered one last place where it might be hiding. Sure enough, there it was! I bought the stamp set in New Mexico back in 2012 from Hobby Lobby and this is its first outing - shame on me!

So this is what I made:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- Penny Black's 'Mimi in Paris' stamp set. First I stamped 'Mimi' using 'Tuxedo Black' ink then stamped her again onto a scrap of paper and cut around the right hand side to the outline of the image to make a mask

- stuck the mask onto the card front and then stamped the Eiffel Tower before next stamping the 'le cafe' sign

- coloured the images using Pro markers and also 'grounded the table, chair and tower with a light touch of Ice Grey Pro marker

- rounded off the bottom left hand corner

- as we know, Pro markers bleed through card stock so I just cut a slightly smaller sized panel and stuck it in place inside the card (phew - still counts as one layer, we did have this discussion a while ago I remember)

And that was it - one CAS card for Less is More.

This card is also for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for August where the current theme is 'Favourite Technique'. In truth I have a few favourites but stamping is right up there - always!

And wow, it also qualifies for Penny Black and More for August where it's 'Anything goes with a stamp right now'. One of my favourite challenges and I don't play there often enough - I hope using more than one stamp is OK Brenda?

Di
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35 comments:

  1. Oh Di, this is so cute! Perfect for the LIM challenge. xx

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  2. This is a really cute Parisienne lady, and I love the little heart between the legs of the Eiffel Tower. A great idea to add a liner to the card to cover the bleed through, and also the corner shaping. A wonderful CAS card Di. x



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  3. Good to know that I'm not the only one who misplaces a craft item and I'm happy you were finally able to find it because this card is just so darn adorable! Love that sweet little beret-clad Mimi enjoying her afternoon coffee. Your coloring is beautiful and this CAS card is perfect for the challenge.

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  4. Oh la la Di, what a perfect image and CAS creation.

    B x

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  5. Great techniques resulting in a SUPER CUTE card. Totally adorable. Xxx

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  6. Hi Di,
    what a super cute stamped card.
    That stamp is very lovely, and your colouring is fab.
    Love the rounded corner.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. I'm the same Di...I waste so much time often looking for something which is often on my desk! Mr Mojo didn't go awol...this card is a beauty...stamping and masking to perfection. Such a great theme and colouring. I agree if there is one thing I adore it's stamping....digital just doesn't really do it for me. Enjoy the sunshine. Hugs xx

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  8. Oh she is fabulous and makes a brilliant card.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. Wow! Awesome stamp - you MUST give it more outings! It's perfect for our Less is More French theme challenge and looks both stylish and fun. Thanks for a fab entry!

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  10. Pleased you found your stamp eventually - very Gallic!!

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  11. Oooo la la and a great CAS card, luv Sam x

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  12. Such a cutie pie :)
    Adorable, Di. Glad you found your stamp. X

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  13. Oh, this image is so cute!!! You have been so well to use it finally!!! So beautifully coloured! The CAS you have made with it is just amazing!

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  14. Fab card...lovely image ...worth the rummage and it just goes to prove everything has its use at some time even if we do not use it straight away!

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  15. Now that is a very natty idea Miss to do a layer inside the card. Covers up everything nicely. Must admit I shy away from one layer cards. Great bit of masking going on her too. Hugs Mrs A. Norm sends his luv.

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  16. It's great to see you playing along at Less is More this week Di and what a perfect image and design. Totally appropriate, coloured beautifully and a brilliant one layer card. Thanks for sharing with us. Sarah x

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  17. Such a cute stamp and beautifully coloured. Makes me want to be in Paris sipping a cup of coffee!

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  18. Super card Di, cute stamp too. I think I spend more time looking for things than I do crafting!

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  19. wee wee and ooh la la and all those other Frenchy sayings. Very nice.

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  20. Sweet card, Di! Love these stamps! I think I have a French stamp set somewhere too...of course it has a cat hehe!

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  21. Adorable! Love that sweet little girl with her beret! xx

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  22. How sweet and lovely this card is.
    Hugs June x

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  23. So cute! Thanks for sharing at less is more!

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  24. My first thought was the same as Whispers. Oooo la la. Such a sweet image and cute card. I'm happy to know I'm not the only one who buys a stamp and puts it away. I could play NBUS all year!

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  25. Super ,cute and beautifully coloured, like the insert trick to keep it one layer. Tres chic xxx

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  26. oh lala so sweet card, lovely design.
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

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  27. What a cute card and so lovely to see you at Penny Black and More. More than one stamp is definitely ok!

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  28. Apologies for being AWOL lat week I was in Spain on holiday!
    This is a total sweetie Di, just love it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"
    Moins est Plus!

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  29. C'est fantastique! and so cute. Barbxx

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  30. Love this, Di. What a great little scene. And your new blog design looks fantastic too!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  31. Oh la la, drinking a coffe near the Eiffel Tower - a perfect french scene!! Adorable!
    Thanks for your nice comment, Diana.
    Rosi x

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  32. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  33. What an adorable image & your coloring is perfect, Di! Love the rounded corner! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

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