Welcome to December Daily® 2020 | Story Six.
Today's story was sparked by a text message from my parents as they decorated their tree for the 50th time during their marriage. 50 years + 500 lights were the words my Mom used and it felt like the perfect thing to add to this year's album.
Let's start with the process video:
Now let's take a look at the project via photos:
For today's story I decided to print the photo of my Dad + the tree at 5 inches x 7 inches (this is the biggest size I print on my Epson PictureMate PM400). I knew I wanted to use the phrase "50 years + 500 lights" and decided to use my Silhouette machine to cut that out. Font is Bebas (ampersand is Sentinel).
My initial idea was to turn this photo into a flip-up photo with journaling underneath the bottom half of the photo but that became a little complicated with my Silhouette cut so I changed my mind and decided to print a family photo from Christmas 1980 and pair that with my journaling on the back.
On top of the first photo I added a Christmas Token and a number token along with a glass star. I also added green embroidery thread through those holes to look like they are stitched in place (really I just adhered them to the photo).
When I created the Silhouette cut I anchored the text to a bar along the bottom (in my design) so it would have a tab for me to adhere behind the photo. I used red line tape to adhere the title between the two photos.
On top of my text title I used gold glitter embossing powder and then added a layer of Distress Glitter on top for fun. If you participated in the Prep Day (still available to grab the content) you saw a quick lesson from Tim Holtz showing how he used the glitter + glitter duster to add a little texture to plain journal cards. I knew I wanted to try that out at some point this month.
I set this page up in Photoshop after taking a photo of this photo from one of my family albums and then printed the whole page on photo paper.
Holes were punch using the We R Memory Keeper's punch.
Love adding in a past photo to go along with present day stories.
- Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy
- Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
- Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Glitter Duster
- Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Glass Mat
- Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- Snappy Tray (similar)
- Heat Gun
- Tim Holtz Large Christmas Tokens
- Tim Holtz Metal Number Tokens
- Tim Holtz Dimensional Stars
BASIC SUPPLIES USED IN MANY PROJECTS
- Tiny Attacher Stapler
- Fiskars Trimmer
- Avery Index Tabs
- Scotch Rolling Adhesive
- AE Circle Stamp Block
- Epson PictureMate PM400 Printer (5x7 and smaller)
- Epson XP 15000 Printer (up to 13x19)
- Black StazOn Ink
- We R Memory Keepers Punch
- 6 Hole Punch
- Silhouette Cameo 4
- Red Line Adhesive
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