The Italian Job?

Welcome to my crafty blog and another masculine birthday card. This one has got a movie theme (I know, I’ve already given it away!) courtesy of the current challenge over at Time Out so I’ve gone with one of my favourite films. It’s such an iconic movie and I knew this Mini image from an old Kanban stamp set would be perfect. I also put a twist on CASology‘s theme of ‘park’, as obviously that’s what cars do! My favourite scene in the film is where the three Minis drive up onto the rooftop track of the Fiat factory, wait for the police car to follow them up there and then, once it’s stranded, make their getaway. Of course, there’s also the amazing stunt driving where the Minis are each driven and parked in the back of a moving truck.

I started with a piece of white card trimmed to fit on a DL (slimline) card blank. I stamped the edge of Clarity’s large ‘by the seaside’ background texture stamp to give me a cobbled road surface, and then stamped the Mini at either end, with a third one on a scrap piece.

I fussy cut the single Mini, and then coloured the images with my Stampin’ Up! blends, using ‘light smoky slate’ for the road and the car interiors, ‘dark smoky slate’ for the tyres, with ‘poppy parade’ and ‘misty moonlight’ for the two cars.

I finished by attaching the topper to the card blank, and then added the white mini on foam pads.

Now I’m wondering whether this really was an appropriate choice of theme for this weekend, with England facing Italy in the European Championship football finals. In case you didn’t know, in the film a gang of English crooks travel to Italy to pull off a gold bullion heist, but the end is a complete cliffhanger (literally and figuratively!), with the coach hanging over a hillside. Let’s pray the English ‘Three Lions’ don’t leave us hanging on Sunday and pull off a successful conclusion!

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