Hello SCT readers and friends! It’s Meghann Andrew, and I am excited to be here with you today, just a few days before Father’s Day! Today I am sharing a new layout with you that celebrates the special relationship that my little girl has with her dad, using the new Saturday Afternoon collection from American Crafts and 1Canoe2.
Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers, wood veneer, die cut ephemera shapes, washi tape, rub-ons: American Crafts Saturday Afternoon collection;
Other: Foam alphabet Thickers, date stamp: American Crafts; Digital die cut file: SCT Magazine
Each month, we release a new set of cut files here on the SCT blog, and I was completely in love with the phrase circles in the free April 2019 cut file by Nicole Nowosad. I saved them to my Silhouette library for just the right occasion, and I remembered them when I started to create this layout! The “good vibes” circle fit this layout perfectly, and I was able to customize it to the story that I was telling on this page about my daughter’s relationship with her dad.
After cutting the “good vibes” die cut circle to 7″ wide, and printing my photos at 3″ x 4″, they fit perfectly around the “good vibes” sentiment—which made fitting the landscape and portrait photos together on my layout so simple! I wanted to add the word “dad” between the die cut words, so I grabbed some white foam Thickers to provide the most contrast to the patterned paper. To draw more attention to this word, I added some rub-on arrows to point directly to it.
This layout is all about layers of pattern and color! The blue background Saturday Afternoon hexagon pattern provided the perfect tone-on-tone backdrop of color to add the dark blue die-cut circle on top. I also added the camera border strip underneath of my photos, and to contrast that green color on the border strip, a dark red journaling tag on top.
Adding the banner shapes to the top left corner, along with hand-cut arrow shapes, pointed directly to the photo below. The rub-on arrow shapes continued that line to my title on the right. Next time you create, think about how the shapes that you use on your layout dictate the movement around the page.
Celebrate the special dads in your life by documenting them with an equally special layout this Father’s Day! Thanks so much for stopping by the SCT blog today!
~ Meghann Andrew