Every Saturday over at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog we pick a different movie to create a card from - I LOVE doing these movie challenges - because aside from loving watching movies while crafting, I love getting an idea from a movie and then trying to figure out how to create it :) For our 98th challenge, where this week we are featuring the 1990 Oscar winning movie: Dead Poet's Society. This movie is set at a conservative Prep School, where the lives of the senior boys are changed during the course learning from their English teacher who inspires them to see the world with a new perspective, to think outside of the box and to become inspired by words, ideas and the essence of the human spirit. This is an inspiring story, heartwarming and we thought for the challenge requirement this week that it would be fun to use "felt" in your creations - as it reminded us of the prep school fall uniforms and also that all poetry should be felt with the heart :)
I loved watching this movie in college and being inspired by the way Professor Keating taught his students and inspired them to "Seize the Day". The phrase "Carpe Diem" was something that he taught them on the very first day - that for every moment of this precious life, we should seize the moment and make our dreams a reality! So for my card, I wanted to create a card with the sentiment Carpe Diem as the main focal point.
I used the Myriad Pro 50 pt. stamp set from JustRite stampers to spellout the word Carpe Diem and then stamped it onto the DP with Rich Cocoa brown ink from Memento. All of the JustRite font sets are awesome - they make it a cinch to create your favorite sentiment and then stamp it over your DP easily. I mounted the letters onto the clear horizontal Acrylic block in a line for the long sentiment and in two lines for the grade card. I love these papers from Crate Paper - and had so much fun cutting out the little different colored report cards. I stamped the same sentiment a few times on some of the grade cards in a softer ink (Desert Sand) and then arranged them in a fan shape. I wanted to colors to be more masculine since the movie was about a boy's prep school.
Paper: Prism cardstock and Crate Paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand ink
Accessories: ribbon from stash, Tim Holtz paper clip, Adirondack liquid pearls, MFT scalloped die and felt, EK success scalloped punch, corner chomper and dimensionals.
I had a lot of fun playing along this week!! Hope you have a chance to play along as well! The challenge ends this coming thursday - you can check out the Cinema Blog here for more details!!!
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hope your weekend is happy and lovely!