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Film Strip Scene Card: Steamboat Willie

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun little card to share with you using stamps from to create a fun card that takes only a few supplies. Most of which you probably have in your craft space. This fun little scene card is not your traditional looking scene card, because we are taking it right from a film strip. So, it's the perfect card to make for your film buff friends or family members. And the best part is you can change up the stamped images to fit whatever theme you would like.

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Steamboat Willie Film Strip Scene Card:

My card today features the Steamboat Willie Stamp Set and the Steamboat Willie Alphabet Stamp Set both from All you need for the rest of the card is a little ink for stamping and ink blending, some white cardstock, and a little Mint Tape or other masking paper for a little masking. My card front was created for a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lbs Cardstock.

Film Strip Scene Card by Rick Adkins

The first thing you are going to want to do is cut squares from your Mint Tape (or Masking Paper that's about 3/4" x 3/4" or a little smaller. The Mint Tape is 1" wide so your want your masks to give you about a 1/4" of all for sides around each. You will need a few of these to create to film perforations (or sprocket holes). Place the squares along the edge where you want the film perforations to be. I drew a very faint line with a pencil and a ruler to be able to line everything up as best as possible. I also used a longer piece of Mint Tape placed on the drawn line as a mask as well.

Film Strip Scene Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Once I had the film strip masked off I used my CottonTail Blending Brushes and Black Soot Distress Ink to ink blend over the areas. I also added a 1/4"ish line between where I wanted the film strip to separate and used the same Black Soot Distress Ink to fill in that line as well. Once I had that completed I let the ink dry a few minutes and removed the small square masks. And then I added more ink blending with a center vignette highlight to the two large film strips with Lost Shadow Distress Ink and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

Film Strip Scene Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

I then added a little of those two colors to the small film perforations. Once I had the ink blending completed I stamped my images from the Steamboat Willie Stamp Set onto my Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I stamped Willie in both panels where he would be seen on the film strip as it would be seen on a film strip. Since the images are same it gives the illusion that it's a moving film strip. I then stamped the other images on the part of the film strip that would be visible in that frame only.

Film Strip Scene Card by Rick Adkins Side View

I then used my Micron Pens to draw in a floor with a woodgrain texture in both frames. I removed all the rest of the Mint Tape and stamped my sentiment in the open area using the Steamboat Willie Alphabet Stamp Set to spell out Hey. I then attached the card front to a A2 card base created from Schoolhouse Red Cardstock (from Simon Says Stamps). I picked to do a top top folding card in landscape format. On the inside of the card base I added a second piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and stamped the same Steamboat Willie I used on the front in Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink.

Film Strip Scene Card by Rick Adkins Inside View

To finish off my card I added the card front to the card base with my Bearly Arts Glue (which is my favorite liquid adhesive.) I then added a little glitter to the inside of each of the letters for the sentiment with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen. You could also do this with a little Stardust Stickles as well. I also added a little to Minnie's flower on her hat and to her skirt. I added the tiniest little bit to Micky's steamboat caption's hat as well.

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Film Strip Scene Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

To finish off the film strip look I took my White Gelly Roll Pen and drew small squares along the sides of the film strips. I didn't worry about these being perfect squares because I felt it give a little more playful look. I could have cut out the tiniest little squares from the Mint Tape and placed them along the film strip before I did all the ink blending but who wants to cut out all those little squares. This was the easiest way to achieve the small squares. And there you have it my friends, that's how you can create a film strip scene card using the Steamboat Willie Stamp Set and the Steamboat Willie Alphabet Stamp Set both from and a little ink blending.

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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