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Mask a Film Strip with Laura


I'm Laura, and today’s tutorial focuses on masking with stamps.

Masking is a basic technique that allows images to overlap without showing a tangle of intersecting lines. It is done very simply with either sticky notes or plain paper and repositionable adhesive.

What I’m making today uses the filmstrip stamp from Life in Pictures and the tiny holiday images from Good Cheer to make a stamped embellishment for a scrapbook page.

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Here I’ve stamped the filmstrip 2 times side by side to make one long filmstrip.

Next I’ve lined up the sticky edge of 2 sticky notes along the top left corner of the filmstrip and stamped one of the snowflakes with the image going off the edge.

Take off the sticky notes and the image is in the frame. Now I’m going to keep going. I’ve moved the sticky note to cover the line separating the filmstrip frames and stamped another snowflake.

Now for the next frame I moved the sticky note to the bottom and stamped the ornament. I must have had too much coffee because my hand wiggled and the image is not so crisp. Normally this would bother me and I’d start over but instead I’m going to try to fix this later.

Next is Masking – Level 2. I stamped the ornament on the sticky part of a sticky note and cut it out to “mask” the ornament so that a snowflake could go behind it. I only cut out the one side because that’s the area I need to mask right now. Once you’ve stamped and cut out a mask you can use it over and over. I just stick them on the clear sheet with the stamps.

And here is the finished filmstrip.

Here it is used on a layout.


I used a sentiment from Celebrate the Seasons for my title.

And here is a closeup. 

By the way, the red ornament that I wasn’t too happy with is partially covered with a punched out snowflake. That’s how I “fixed” it. :)

I’ve done the masking  technique with the filmstrip before on cards, too.

Here is a summery card I made with Awesome Days of Summer.


And a birthday card made with Happy Birthday.



Love the little tutorial. I love using filmstrips.

This is wonderful. Thanks for the info and sharing your lovely LO and cards.

Love the card and layout, how precious is Willie, they grow up so fast, enjoy. TFS

Fantastic tutorial Laura! I love what you've done with that filmstrip!

Very cute idea.

Awesome work, Laura!! Love all your filmstrips!

The filmstrips are a great idea!

LOVE THIS! Thanks for the rockin' tutorial!

Really cute projects! Nice craftsmanship, too.

love seeing the technique with the filmstrip!

this is so fun, Laura! love it! thanks for the tutorial!

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