Tell Your Story The Dreams Your Father Had: Born to be Wild
Father’s Day is once again around the corner and I thought for our Tell Your Story layout I’d share a few thoughts with my children about their late father’s dreams they may not know.
It’s a simple layout with one photo featured on page Pattern# 176. The Grid is Orange with black and orange cardstocks and patterned papers to fill in the remaining sections. I have one section for a title the other for my story. The central focal spot hold my photo that is mounted on layers of black and orange cardstock mats to resemble the signature Harley-Davidson logo.
Once again, I’m going to make use of a digital kit, this time with the Harley-Davidson theme (Mandy’s Loveable Designs: Ride Free) to make my embellishments. There were several word art blocks that are lines from a Steppenwolf Song “Born to be Wild” that I wanted to incorporate.
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Word Art is very on trend in scrapbooking and deco these days so what better way to add interest and a pop of color? I also printed a bike and cut and mounted it on foam mounting tape at the base of my title block. These elements were all printed on a 4×6 glossy photo paper for a nice, crisp look. I’ve tried things on matte presentation paper and cardstock but I believe the best look is on photo paper, you may like it in one of the other formats, just experiment a bit.
When you have digital kits you just might like to look into your collection to see other ways to maximize your purchases and accent your grid layouts without running to the store for something to work. The beauty of using the digital elements is that you can customize the size of your embellishments or create titles to fit your spaces exactly. Hybrid scrapping just might be something you will love!
A few large brads in black and metal screws help to add another masculine touch and interest.
• MM 12×12 Grid Paper in Orange
• MM paper tiles Orange
• MM Die Sets: B C D
• EK Success Harley Davidson Font Repeat Paper
• Pixie Press Masculine Wire Grid Paper
• Burnt orange cardstock
• Mandy’s Loveable Designs Ride Free Digital kit elements
• Brads: black, screw heads
• Grid paper for journaling block
• Foam mounting squares
Is there a story about your father’s dreams that you’d like to tell? Maybe your husband has fulfilled one of his dreams and you want to capture the memory so you can tell your story to the family? Find stories you can tell this Father’s Day or create a few! Have fun celebrating the important men who have made a difference in your lives, honor them with a page just about them.
Now once you have that page finished, why not take the time to make a card for Father’s Day that includes some of the elements from your page.
• Core’dinations Black Magic Hocus Pocus with orange
• Core’dinations sanding block
• Tim Holtz tag die orange and printed card
• Darice embossing folder: chevron
• Darice cording
• Orange cardstock
• Matte presentation paper for printing.
• Leftover from previous project
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock from the Black Magic line and the Hocus Pocus collection is black cardstock with a color core and is made to be sanded. I chose a page with an orange core color for the card. I ran it through a chevron embossing folder and sanded for a rough tire tread look.
I cut two tags, one from an orange paper tile and another from the printed card I made with my sentiment using the digital kit again. Add a bit of cording and mount on foam tape for an off the page feel. So quick. So easy!
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