Tuesday 24 October 2017

AAA Card Challenge # 101 - 3rd Entry

I'm back!!!! Yes I'm back with yet another 'horror movie' inspired card for the current AAA Card Challenge where they want you to create a project inspired by a movie!!

I actually had the idea for this card last week but just needed a few minutes to sit down in one place and try it out. I got home from work today and since both kids are now sick with colds, they were tucked up in bed watching movies so I took a chance to give this a go:

I showed this to my husband to see if he could guess the movie but he had no idea. Showed both of the kids and they knew straight away - A Nightmare on Elm Street!!!

Back in 1984, this movie came out and I was 11yrs old. I'm not sure what age I was when I saw it but I didn't sleep properly for weeks. Not to go into too much gory detail but its basically about a man Freddy Krueger who did horrible things to children and was killed by an angry mob of parents. He then came back to teenagers in their dreams, with his blade fingers on one hand and his green/red striped jersey on, and killed them in their sleep. Hence the reason I couldn't sleep for a long time!!! Its a very iconic movie in the Horror genre and even though my kids have never seen the movie, they recognised it in my card straight away!!

I started by using a pen blade and cutting down 4 'rips' in some white CS and then colouring them red using a marker pen. I twisted the blade around so the rips weren't all smooth and straight. I definitely had to show the red/green of Freddy's jersey somewhere on the card, so I cut thin strips of dark green and red paint chips and used double-sided tape to adhere them across the middle of the card front. Before putting the ripped panel on foam tape, I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp 'Pillow Talk', which seemed perfect for this card. And that was it!!

I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is:

I've got one more movie idea to try out but I'm not sure if my drawing skills are good enough, so you will have to wait and see. You'll all be glad when October is over and I go back to rainbow coloured, happy cards again!!

Take care


  1. Yes, I, too, remember this movie. I was terrified for months, if not years. Still makes me shudder to think about it. Brilliant way to do the claw marks. Super scary.

  2. Scary film and I recognised those red scratches straight away. Super card. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards Inspired by a Film Challenge.

  3. I recognized it too, can't remember much of it, except i think i saw a remake a 'while back wich was boring ;-) lol BUT your card certainly is not. at first glance I thought the scratches were hot gluegun, instead of rips. Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards

  4. Very effective, Shona and great symbolism with your red and green stripes. Glad I never saw it, I'd have nightmares, too! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. So in love with your card...just love it!!!!

  6. I've been enjoying your movie cards, Shona. ☺ You are so creative.

  7. You are a genius, Shona!! This is BRILLIANT!!! I was terrified to take a bath after seeing that movie...

  8. I so remember this movie and I had nightmares! Great card and great take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!