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:
- 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?
Oh Di, this is so cute! Perfect for the LIM challenge. xxReplyDelete
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. xReplyDelete
Very sweet DiReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh la la Di, what a perfect image and CAS creation.ReplyDelete
Great techniques resulting in a SUPER CUTE card. Totally adorable. XxxReplyDelete
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.
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 xxReplyDelete
Oh she is fabulous and makes a brilliant card.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Pleased you found your stamp eventually - very Gallic!!ReplyDelete
Oooo la la and a great CAS card, luv Sam xReplyDelete
Such a cutie pie :)ReplyDelete
Adorable, Di. Glad you found your stamp. X
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
Such a cute stamp and beautifully coloured. Makes me want to be in Paris sipping a cup of coffee!ReplyDelete
Super card Di, cute stamp too. I think I spend more time looking for things than I do crafting!ReplyDelete
wee wee and ooh la la and all those other Frenchy sayings. Very nice.ReplyDelete
Sweet card, Di! Love these stamps! I think I have a French stamp set somewhere too...of course it has a cat hehe!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Love that sweet little girl with her beret! xxReplyDelete
How sweet and lovely this card is.ReplyDelete
Hugs June x
So cute! Thanks for sharing at less is more!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Adore this xxReplyDelete
Super ,cute and beautifully coloured, like the insert trick to keep it one layer. Tres chic xxxReplyDelete
oh lala so sweet card, lovely design.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m
What a cute card and so lovely to see you at Penny Black and More. More than one stamp is definitely ok!ReplyDelete
Apologies for being AWOL lat week I was in Spain on holiday!ReplyDelete
This is a total sweetie Di, just love it!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Moins est Plus!
C'est fantastique! and so cute. BarbxxReplyDelete
Love this, Di. What a great little scene. And your new blog design looks fantastic too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us.
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Oh la la, drinking a coffe near the Eiffel Tower - a perfect french scene!! Adorable!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your nice comment, Diana.
Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.ReplyDelete
What an adorable image & your coloring is perfect, Di! Love the rounded corner! So glad you joined us at PBSC!ReplyDelete