December Daily - Day 18
CARD NIGHT! Pinochle night! A family tradition for YEARS! I was taught by my Aunt when I was 10 and I played with my Grandparents until they passed away and they played since they were young too.
So...card night has gone on for awhile and it's so much fun carrying on that tradition.
All 6 of us look forward to getting together and my mom and aunt ALWAYS watch the kiddos so my cousin, sister and brother can play. They never tell us no. They know how much it means to us.
I wanted this layout to look like a giant playing card...because quite frankly I couldn't think of anything else to do.
I happened to be perusing through my December Daily kit papers (Ali Edwards) looking for something I could use that would work for my pictures and I kept coming back to the "north pole" paper. It was loud and obnoxious but the colors were so pretty and I thought, "hey, I could use this. I just need to cover up the crazy parts. It kinda, sorta, looks like it could be the middle part of a playing card."
So I went with it. I added the pink border just to bring out some of the other colors in the patterned paper and try to not be so "one note".
Since the background was so wild I decided to put the three pictures all in a row (so they would fit) and turn them into black and white. Being color was way too much for the eye to see.
I also add the tradition plastic word because that was the whole point I wanted to get across on the layout and I thought it would be a nice focal point.
Tradition is attached with Tim Holz's tiny attacher. Which lately is one of my favorite tools. I've finally gotten over the idea that I don't want to put metal in my layouts. (because eventually when paper is squished together with metal it will warp the paper) by making sure I don't squish pages together and I keep my layouts upright.
I added the journalling on the bottom using some of the kit paper in the same color as the background using Remington noiseless font.
I added the 18 for the date in each corner making sure to flip the bottom upside down just like a real playing card. The puffy hearts are from Ali's kit as well.
I really had fun with this one. It isn't a traditional layout for me but I think it turned out so neat and I'm glad I finally used that north pole paper.
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