Hello, Nadine here with a tutorial for this week's Free Design, which is a vintage style set of 'Admit One' tickets. I thought they would make a nice invitation to a movie night. Vintage movies reminded me of the flipbooks we used to make as kids to animate a little stick men running. The thought filled me with such nostalgia, I thought it would be cute to make a flipbook using Silhouette to spell out the message 'Lights, Camera, Action It's Movie Time'.
I spelt out one letter at a time and also had the camera reels spinning. Here's a video of the final result:
What you’ll need:
- Paper or Card - I used glossy photo paper
- Silhouette Design Store files
STEP ONE: Prepare Film Camera
We want the film reels to spin, so ungroup design ID 12560. Select the 6 triangular segments of the first film reel and group. Similarly group the 6 segments of the second reel. Select all other shapes. A wee tip here, is that I find it easier to simply select all, then deselect the reels, by clicking on them with the shift key held down. Convert the remaining shapes into a compound path. I was very
intimidated by compound paths when I first started using Silhouette Studio, but it's nothing to fear. I just makes internal shapes appear as holes so that fill colour works as you'd like.
Scale the camera to 33% smaller.
STEP TWO: Make Flip Book Template.
Make a round edge rectangle 13.5cm wide and 5.5cm tall. Place the camera in the centre of the rectangle and add a rounded 5cm square to the right. Add text in 35pt using the LW Stars Font. Depending on how you will fasten the flipbook, you may need some hole punches at the left-hand side.
Right-click and 'Ungroup' the text. This will convert the text to a regular shape and lock the letters in place.
STEP THREE: Page and Cut Settings
Only the outside edge, the hole punches and the reels are to be cut. Control this using the cut settings menu by setting the other shapes to 'No Cut'. Set your page to be A4 landscape, with registrations marks.
STEP FOUR: Layout Flip Book
Replicate the template so there are 6 on a page. Delete the text so that it spells out one letter at a time.
STEP FIVE: Rotate Reel
Rotate each of the reels by 5 degrees more for each page
STEP Six: Make Cover
Take the two tickets from this week's free file and fill the background black. For the 'admit one' image, we want this to be white, so set brightness to 100% using the Effects window. Group this shape with the outside ticket shape and resize to 2cm tall (maintain ratio). Add the text 'You're Invited To' above the tickets and 'Movie Night' below. Remember to set all these shapes to 'No Cut' so that they are printed but only the outside rectangle and punch holes are cut.
THE FINAL PRODUCT