Monday, 15 April 2013

Paris in springtime with Stampin' Up!

On my return from Tynemouth yesterday I checked out the Less is More challenge and got quite excited - it's all about the movies this week! The film I've chosen is a romcom called French Kiss - do you remember it? Like all the best romcoms it stars Meg Ryan and they've paired her with the fantastic Kevin Kline. If you need your memory jogging there's an amusing trailer at the bottom of this post but first, come and see my card which, I remembered just in time, has to be one layer this week:

One layer card using Artistic Etchings by Stampin' Up

I've used Naturals White card stock for this card, used a few images to make a simple collage and chosen colours that give it a slightly retro feel - So Saffron, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral. Stampin' Up has a bit of a love affair with the Eiffel Tower and it appears in several sets...

Close up of Eiffel Tower from the Artistic Etchings stamp set by Stampin' Up

... I chose this beautifully detailed one from Artistic Etchings, which I stamped over the circular decorative image in the set. I added birds from Up, Up and Away and a lovely sentiment from Perfect Pairs. This sentiment set consists of sentiment pairs which can be used together or alone; this one, for example, has a partner that says 'to make it better' designed for a get well card, but by just using the first part, it's perfect for a romantic message!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Up Up and Away, Perfect Pairs
Ink: So Saffron, Certainly Celery classic inks, Black stazon
Card stock: Naturals White
Other: Island Indigo and Calypso Coral markers, Basic Pearls, Owl punch (for the tiny heart), stamp-a-majig
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Do take a minute to watch the trailer. There's a sequence in a restaurant that reminds me of a moment in my dim and distant waitressing past... and I have sometimes FELT like behaving like that in various reception areas but am much too well-behaved to have done so. Yet. Just wait until I'm seventy...!)

Have a great Monday. I'm off to put the house back together after the holidays!
Hugs,

FRENCH KISS: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Movie Trailers, Timothy Hutton

24 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Vicky! I love how you've mimicked the sun with doily stamp and the birds are a lovely finishing touch.

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  2. Beautiful card and makes me wish I was there. So pretty with the Natural White.
    Lynn

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  3. Lovely card Vicky-and what a fabby take on your film choice :)
    Your stamped scene does indeed look very retro-and the little pearls just finish it off perfectly.
    Nessa xx

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  4. Welcome back Vicky... how do you arrive home and get straight to crafting!!!
    I'm not a film fanatic so it's no surprise I haven't heard of this romcom but it makes for a lovely card. Perfect layering of stamps and love the cute little heart too :0)
    Hope you had good weather this weekend... I think my prediction may have been a bit off target!!
    Jenny x

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  5. This is a beautiful card Vicky - I do love that set. Hope you had a great time away - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Well that's a movie that passed me by but I get the gist and your card is perfect for it! Hope you had a lovely weekend.
    Tara
    x

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  7. Lovely card Vicky. Love your composition. x

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  8. C'est merveilleux Vicky, tres jolie:) Love how you've used the stamps, I'm struggling to match a film with a stamp!! Can't seem to do it the other way round:)We missed you on Saturday, maybe September?
    Val x

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  9. Lovely card, the pearls and heart are a nice touch. Love the main card too.

    Great trailer to watch, although I don't remember seeing the film, maybe one day you should do what the old folk are doing on Sunday nights on ITV, "Off their Rockers", so funny, only do one thing and you'll be freeeeeeeeeeeee LOL.

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  10. An inspired choice, I don't know how you do it. I'm rubbish at thinking outside the box. The stamping is beautiful and I love all the little details x x

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  11. Great card Vicky. Love how you've added the pearls.

    Kat x

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  12. Tres chic!Such a pretty delicate card, love the little pearls.
    You've been to lovely Tynemouth? I know it well, my sister lives there, we go every year. xxx

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  13. gorgeous collage stamping... lovely card!

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  14. This is lovely Vicky, such a great composition. Xx

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  15. I do remember that movie and your card is a lovely homage!

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  16. Vicky this packs a wowza romantic punch in a OLC! Brilliant depiction!! I love that you get straight to being creative when you get back to your toys!!

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  17. Beautiful collage stamping!!

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  18. Fantastique! Great card and a great film. Have to go and dig that out of my collection - haven't seen it for a while! Nx

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  19. Such a fab design, and perfect to represent 'French Kiss'. The pearls are a perfect finishing touch. Tres, tres jolie Madame.
    Louise xx

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  20. Vicky , I never tire of this fabulous stamp set and it's always nice to see fresh ways of using it - this is a stunner ! Jane xxx

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  21. vicky i really love this and the layered stamp approach!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  22. Such a fabulous card again Vicky, .....made me laugh about when your 70, I will be like that too he he :) Viv x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x