Today's tutorial begins with a scrap stash excavation: dust off the tools you may have once used to set eyelets (remember those?). If you don't have these, then any kind of paper piercer (such as an awl) or small hole punch will work. I love the boldness of the letters on this sheet of Daily Flash Snapshots "Click!" patterned paper. The words and phrases can easily be substituted for letter stickers to create a title for a layout. I decided to add some whimsical flavor to the letters by punching holes in them.
I positioned the setting base (a.k.a. the tool thingie with interchangable tips) over the base of the letter, and pounded it once with a hammer.I then kept punching the holes equidistantly, moving the setting base accordingly.
(On a side note, my neighbor has a bird who became entranced by the sound of my hammering, and each time I would pound the hammer, the bird would attempt to replicate the sound, squawking loudly. You can see a few imperfect areas below that were the result of me laughing so hard.) After punching holes in each letter of the word "photograph," I was ready to assemble my layout, with the punched title featured prominently, its colors similar to the those of the black and white photo of my husband. The word "photograph" wasn't just an arbitrary choice. It relates to other elements in the layout, as well, all of which were compiled from the Snapshots and Travel Girl lines. There are so many great photo-themed items in those collections!
So how are you sprucing up your titles? I'd love to see your ideas! Be sure to share them in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery.
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