Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cinema Saturday Challenge- Shakespeare in Love!

Hi friends,
I am this week's guest designer for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge Blog. This week's movie is...

I must confess that I had not seen this movie. But, I watched it & thoroughly enjoyed it!!! It was witty, well-written, & well-acted. Anyhoo, this week's challenge is to create anything but an A2 card. So are you ready to take this challenge on? Ohhhh, YEAH! Well 'nuff blabber & let's take a peek at the card I've created for Shakespeare:

Welcome to my theater. Obviously, that was the inspiration for my card. It is basically an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock --->tri-fold. One part forms the front stage, the second part forms the curtain area (where part of the message is written---> cancelled), and the third part is the inside of the card where I wrote the rest of the message. Speaking of which, here it is:
The inside

There were MANY lines that I wanted to use, but I decided on the lines where one character (Philip) says to William Shakespeare "the show must... (you know) and Will promps him with "Go on!" So classic! If you want to check out that line "in action" here's a snippet of the film. You'll need to scroll to 6:44 to get to that part.

Here's a view from the top:

I created the floor beams with my trusty Scor-Pal. I inked some of the surfaces for added detail :)

Here's one last peek at the front of the stage:

To create the curtains, I used the embossed curve punch (I know, I know, I said I would put this punch away since I've used it on so many other projects, but don't ya think it makes the most perfect stage draperies???) I punched two strips of those & layered in between with pop dots. (BTW, I went crazy with the pop dots on this card! It is very dimensional!) I cut 2 smaller ones for the side curtains & ran them through my crimper. I added the fleur-de-lis detail (by using one of the dies from the FDL Spellbinders Pendants die) to make it look as if it would be good enough for the queen to attend if she would be inclined to do so :)  It does fold back to a tri-fold and turns back into a pumpkin at midnight (just kidding :) but that's pretty much it!

I hope I've tempted you to play along this week! If you haven't seen this movie, treat yourself! Thanks so much to Sankari & Brooke for letting me play again as guest designer :) I always have a blast with Cinema Saturday Challenges! Thanks for peekin'!

Gotta Go!

The 411
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip- SU!, Gold Metallic CS- Wassau
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip- SU!
Tools: Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant die, Scor-Pal, Crimper, Embossed curve punch- EK Success
Other: Gold beads


  1. Karli!
    WOW What a clever chickie... You totally ROCKED the challenge and though outside the box... When You look at a challenge card you should able to know what movie or genre it's from... This is SPOT ON! Thanks so much for designing for us again...


  2. Amazing! You rocked this challenge, Karli! So clever! And I love your embossed curve punch! Astounding what you have been able to do with it! Have a great weekend! Blessings to you!

  3. What an awesome and unique card! Just love how versatile this "stage" card is and how many things it could be used for. TFS!

  4. the stage looks wonderful. very creative

  5. Fabulous Dahling!

  6. Absolutely wonderful! Your creativity is awesome! TFS

  7. Good grief, Karli! WHEN do you find the time??? This is fabulous!!!

  8. Very creative take on the challenge!

  9. OMGosh!!! This is amazingly clever and absolutely perfect for the challenge.

  10. is there a tamplate or patern of this wonderfull theatre ?
    i really love it NEVER seen it before
    hope somebody can help me

    greetings Willeke

  11. So very cute. Love the floor and the curtains, you are so creative as always!

  12. Love, love your theatre Karli. It is stunning!

    Best wishes,

  13. Amazing! In fact I want made a easelcard as theatre. But your idea is great and so I afford me to copy it. Hope you are not angry with me! Thank you!
    Hugs Marion


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