Natalie here and today I am using the new Gamer collection by Photoplay!
The Game Over paper stood out to me and I wanted to immediately use it! I thought my bright photos of my kid playing with his new device would stand out nicely against this dark background.
I chose a rainbow stripe from my stash to border a large square of the Game Over paper and distressed the edges of the patterned paper to give nice dimension and texture.
I set all the patterned papers atop a white cardstock piece and allowed a few peeks of the white to show through to aid in allowing a place for the eye to rest and lighten up the design.
I grabbed some yellow cardstock from the Ombre Energized paper pad to die-cut my title in skinny alphas.
I embellished it with the Photoplay Gamer Element sticker sheet combined with some die-cut ephemera from my stash. I added in a bit of journaling about my son and his relationship with screens. I love how this new collection inspired a story I may not have otherwise thought to tell.
I popped up the photos and a couple of embellishments with the Cherry Foam Dots to add dimension to my page.
Another unexpected tool I used a lot with this layout is a t-square ruler! I'm not a particularly neat scrapper who measures much, but I do enjoy the way a t-square can help me get certain elements aligned as I want them! I definitely recommend adding this to your paper crafting toolbox.
I hope you will consider allowing a new paper crafting collection to inspire your storytelling!
You can watch the full process video below!
Hello! My name is Natalie Dill and I'm from Nashville, Tennessee. I am a wife, a full-time federal employee, and a mom of two boys and two pups. I love to travel, camp, eat, read, host parties, and craft! I have been scrapbooking for almost 25 years. I create in many sizes including 12x12, pockets, Life-Crafted, and memory planning. I also use my crafty powers to dabble in plants, home decor, and embroidery.
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