Last weekend we were basking in gorgeous sunshine and the temperature was fabulous. This weekend it’s wet, windy and surprisingly cold! How quickly the weather can change! Not that it made much difference to me yesterday because I was making today’s video. It shows how to make a theatre card which was requested by one of my subscribers.
I hadn’t heard of a theatre card before and when I started investigating what kind of card it is I was surprised to see there have been several videos made in the last couple of months featuring this fabulous fancy fold. The first one I made found it’s way into the rubbish bin which is unusual because I can normally salvage something from my failures! LOL!
The second card was far more successful and I’m really pleased with it. It’s the Crumb Cake theatre card that features the Sailing Home Stamp Set. As you know hubby is my best critic and he said it was a great card. Then he added that what it needed was curtains! So I went back to the drawing board to see if I could come up with an idea!
Unfortunately the one video I watched to get the idea of how the card works was in metric! I sat down with my notebook and worked out the measurements in inches. I also changed the way I did my layers, i.e. by leaving a gap all round. I also changed what I did with the window that was die-cut out of the top layer and what I did on the back layer.
The third card was the Terracotta Tile Cardstock (CS) Curtained Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) Theatre Card! The Bumble Bee CS card is the video card. If you like the idea of this card, I hope you’re not put off by the fiddly curtains. If you are, you can follow the design of the masculine card as described below.
Instead of cutting all the cardstock and DSP pieces for the curtains, cut one piece of DSP of your choice that measures 3 7/8” x 5½”. Adhere it to the piece of cardstock that you will need to die-cut the window out using the no. 5 Stitched Rectangle Die. On my first card, I followed the first instructions I saw and adhered the “die-cut window” to the back cardstock layer but I didn’t like the look.
Therefore I suggest you hold onto that piece and use it in a future project! That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and please take care and stay safe. In the meantime, I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and happy crafting.
Beautiful card Jan, I had just seen some of this design on Pinterest, coincidence you have just made one well timed thank you 😊
Many thanks, Diane. I hadn’t heard of a theatre card when I was first requested for the video. When I started looking to find out what a theatre card is, I was surprised to see how many videos there were already on YouTube! There’s one more now! LOL! xx
It’s a beautiful card but I really prefer it without the curtains. The simplistic appearance of the Crumb Cake, Masculine one is just perfect!
I love the Terracotta Tile one for color choices. I will be making this for my daughter’s birthday this summer. Thanks so much, Jan!
Many thanks, Susan. Someone else agrees with you too! I prefer the less fussy card, i.e. the masculine card but I loved doing the curtains! xx