Friday, October 8, 2021

Scary Movie Cards - Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer


Hello!  I am so happy to have been invited to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps 31 Days of Halloween. I made a card using the Whimsy Stamps Slimline Filmstrip WSD463 die, some masking paper and a the Whimsy Stamps Halloween Scream CWSD151 stamp to make a progressive scene in the film strip.

I thought it would make it fun if it was a scene from an old time scary movie so that is why it is supposed to look kind like a distressed black and white film.  Let's get started with how to do this. 

First, use the filmstrip die to cut a mask. For my mask, I cut some Judikins Masking Paper out of the filmstrip. 

I colored two pieces of acetate with alcohol inks.
There is no technique to this, just squeeze some ink on the felt and rub it on one side of the acetate, then let dry. 

While I had the die out, I also cut two filmstrips from the acetate that had been colored with Alcohol Ink. Set the filmstrips aside. This gives you a choice and you can use the extra for a second card if you want.

 Cut a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock that is the size of your slimline card - 3.5x8.5. Center the filmstrip mask over the piece of Heavystock and adhere.

Position the mummy stamp along the right side of the top frame and stamp with Distress Archival Ink in Ground Espresso and Black Soot. Then stamp it in the middle of the middle filmstrip frame, and along the left edge in the bottom frame. 

Lastly, cut a mask of the mummy out of masking paper by stamping it and fussy cutting around it. You will be using this several times.

Then stamp the zombie from Halloween Scream along the right side of the bottom frame. In addition, stamp the zombie on masking paper and cut a mask of the zombie as well.

Mask off the mummy in the first frame, then stamp the graveyard background across the first frame. Masking off the mummy will make it look like it is in the foreground of the film strip. Then ink around the masked off mummy with Distress Ink. I used old Paper, Hickory Smoke, and Pumice Stone.

Repeat the process with scene in the second frame. In the third scene, you need to mask off both the mummy and the zombie before you stamp the graveyard. 

Before adding color, stamp the BEWARE sentiment in the bottom left corner of the first frame.

Once the stamping is done, watercolor all the scenes with Distress inks. I used Black Soot, Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke.  

When you are finished,  trim the piece to fit under the filmstrip and adhere the stamped piece to the front of the cardbase. 

Finish by adhering the Acetate Filmstip that was cut earlier.

Thank you so much to Whimsy Stamps for the opportunity to be a guest designer with for their 31 Nights of Halloween event! I had fun making this old Scary movie card. 


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Debbie Davis said...

Your technique for the filmstrip die is brilliant! Love the vintage "reel", and a perfect stamp set choice! Thank you for being our special guest...AWESOME project and tutorial!

Susan Stringfellow said...

I just love this, its so much fun. I just tried to get the filmstrip die and its out of stock so I must not have been the only one who loved it. I put a notification though :) Super cute stamps, love the way that you layered the stamping

Susan Stringfellow said...

nevermind, I found it one whimsey's site