Thursday, August 9, 2007

Faux Filmstrip Tutorial

This tutorial has been a long time coming. There are alot of pictures, with captions on each one. There are some additional notes at the end. Enjoy!

The next two photos show 2 different ways to cut your white paper that goes behind the filmstrip. If you are stamping all images that fit inside the filmstrip squares, you can cut one strip of white cardstock to fit, adhere behind the filmstrip, and then stamp your images through the windows. The second way is shown step by step.

The next three photos show how you can use your punched filmstrip piece to search your catalog for stamp images that will fit nicely in the filmstrip squares.

Notes: The size I cut for this tutorial will be too long for a standard size card. You would need to shorten your filmstrip piece to fit a card. You could also lengthen it for a 12 x 12 page. The width measurements would remain the same. For me, it is easier to cut a little longer than I need and then trim to size on the trimmer. It's just easier than trying to figure out exact measurements each time I need a different length. You will also need to trim the short ends when you are done punching the strip to make sure the ends are even.

There is a quick and easy version of Faux Filmstrip in the post below this one. I personally prefer the longer version, because I think it looks more authentic to have the pictures behind the black filmstrip piece, and it works out with everything lined up evenly. With the quick version, you have to line up your punched squares anyway when you glue them on. I am the type that would get out a straight edge to line everything up, so it's just easier for me to do a little extra cutting and punching in the first place. Try both ways, and see what you like.

Happy Punching!

BTW-I will try to get a full card sample with filmstrip up soon. Won't be in the next 2-3 days. Mom is having surgery tomorrow- say some prayers!!
Also-if you have questions about the tutorial, give me a day or two to respond.

Thanks for looking!


Sue Duffy said...

Your tutorial was wonderful, Laurie! I'm going to give the filmstrip a try.
Sue Duffy

Catherine Harwood said...

Excecllent -- and I had wanted to try this anyway with Halloween images peering through! You've done the math for me and I'm thrilled -- can't wait to try it.