Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 17- The Princess Bride

And I've found it, the perfect challenge for me. It involves paper crafts and MOVIES! The Cinema Saturday Creative
Challenge! This is exactly what I needed to really bring out my creativity... here's the proof, my best card yet. This is definitely a challenge I will be participating in weekly. This card was absolutely the most fun I've had in a long time, and it "forced" me to watch The Princess Bride ... again. It was awful how it twisted my arm about watching it too.

So the challenge this week was The Princess Bride, and to use a sketch provided by SankarI for the Paper Craft Planet sketch challenge. The two in conjunction needed to bring out the spirit of the movie. Well here is what I did. Blue, the color of Buttercups dress, and Black for the Dread Pirate Roberts and Silver for the crowns. I stuck to the color theme, ran to Capture and picked up the supplies. And here's the end result! Want to know what I did?

For the Front:

1) Start with a 5"x7" Cream Card (I used pre-made, they can be hand cut as well)

2) Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.75"x6.75" as a mat. Here what I did was take a straight edge and a silver marker and lined the edges to give it a clean look.

3) The blue/black patterned paper is from American Crafts Elegant line. It's called Hors D'Oeuvres. (I found it in the wedding section at Capture and it was too perfect.) I cut this to 4.5"x6.5" and the did the same silver lines down the edges.

4. There are actually two pieces of ribbon cut to approx 5.5", both from Hobby Lobby. The blue and silver is layered over the black.

5. I went to my computer and created a publisher document with all of the wording that I wanted. Printed it on cream card stock and cut it out.

6. I used my Basic Shapes #1 card in the Slice to cut the circles out of PTI's Silver Cardstock. I then stamped flourishes from their Simply Stationary line and embossed
them silver. I really like the silver on silver look.

. I affixed them in this order. Black cardstock, then American Crafts, then the "Without" circle, "Living" circle ad then the ribbon. I used some pop dots to make the "True Love" circle stand out a bit more.

8. Affixed the rhinestones in each of the empty corners.

For the interior:

1. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 above.

3. "Inconceivable!" Is printed on the same cream cardstock. The stamps along the edge are flourishes from PTI's Simply Stationary set again. Stamped in Versamark Black and Technique Tuesday Cornflower blue.

4. There is a single rhinestone at the center of every one of the border stamps.

5. Layer them all together as you see here and you're finished.

I'd like to send my thanks to Sankari and Brooke for such a wonderful challenge! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. If you'd like to try the sketch yourself here it is:


  1. great card, love all the detail and the inside!

  2. hee!!! the card is gorgeous, but I was thrilled to open it and find my favorrite quote/word! great job!!

  3. beautiful!!! I love the sentiments in the circle elements of the sketch and the shine and shimmeriness of the silver in the circles!!! Absolutely lovely and perfect!!! The inside of the card totally made me smile! love all the rhinestones and the bling!! your card is just beautiful!!! i am so glad that you played along this week and hope you had fun with this challenge - your card is just beautiful!!!!
    lots of happy wishes,
    Sankari :)

  4. I was trying to think of a way to come up with incorporating "inconceivable" but couldn't make it work, this is a great idea. TFS, Amy.

  5. Perfect sentiment! I love it!

  6. Welcome to our challenge! your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Inside and out.. You really payed so much attention to detail!! WOWZERZS! I love the color scheme you choose so elegant. I am so glad you enjoyed playing along with Sankari and me and all our challenge girls.. We have such a great time. Please come back and play again..

  7. congrats on winning this week! :)


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