“Best Dad Ever” by Kristin Rizzo
Even before receiving my Creative Team Kit, I knew I wanted to use the “Best Dad Ever” Cut File for one of my first projects … and this bright
silver glitter paper from American Crafts was perfect for what i had in mind !! I put it on the mat glitter side down on the cutting mat and made sure to use the mirror setting so that it would cut correctly.
My Creative Team Kit included this beautiful “Daises” patterned paper by PinkFresh Studio and I loved it immediately … I already had my Cut File cut and the photo chosen, so I knew I wanted to use it for this layout.
I decided right away that I’d back the shield using gold foil paper . I love mixing metals when I wear jewelry, so I figured, why not do it with my paper too !! I chose this pretty pewter glitter paper to back the words, best and ever … yellow, in any hue, is my absolute favorite color, so I chose to back the portion of the Cut File that says, dad with this butter colored cardstock … I loved how it turned out !
Don’t be afraid to combine metals and various colors combos that aren’t normally in your comfort zone ! For dimension, I popped the BEST DAD EVER portion of the Cut File and then raised the entire piece using the AC Sticky Thumb 3D Foam Circles.
To adhere my papers to the Cut File, I used wet adhesive by Art Glitter Glue. I cut the patterned paper down to 11.5”x11.5” and mounted that using my favorite tape runner (E-Z Runner Grand) to AC cardstock in the color Evergreen.
To make supplies stretch, when I know that I am going to tuck ephemera behind something, I’ll cut the pieces in half. I did that on this layout with the flower ephemera – it’s so gorgeous. For some depth, I popped some of the flowers and gold hearts randomly with 3D Foam.
I used a leaf punch for the green stems with the evergreen cardstock and three different punches for the gold foiled hearts.
To add a little more sparkle to the page, I added gems to the ephemera flowers that randomly scattered on the page with the Art Glitter Glue. On the bottom of the photo (an old Polaroid taken of me (L), my dad and sister, Kelly (R)) I used
a scrap piece of patterned paper from the PinkFresh “Some Days” collection and a sticker that says, “this is what family looks like”.
Finally, I used the puffy alpha’s in the same PinkFresh line in green that came in this Creative Kit for the year (1978) directly on the photo.
Once I had the patterned paper selected and the cutfile backed, the layout came together rather quickly. I’m so happy with how this turned out!
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