Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Winona Scrap Book Pages

Every year, my Aunt Nancy asks me to make her two sets of scrap book pages.  One set for her daughter Jordyn who recently graduated from Winona State University and the other for her daughter Cassidy who also recently graduated but from St. Joseph's in Stratford.

Of course, I've made several pages with purple and yellow already and wanted to jazz it up a little bit more!  I thought the gold/champagne colored glitter paper did just that!  I also tried to create a little depth by have a ink to paper technique for the background but without adding too much.  I also used the hat and made it look like they were being tossed into the air.  Of course once you cover most of the background up, it's not as clear as it initially was.

The first page I always like to put a place where you can have a larger picture and a caption under it.  You can also see, I used Gold Encore Ink on the vellum paper to create a shimmer graduation cap.

I try to keep each page balanced.  By adding the 3 circles with just a part of the graduation cap showing, I was able to use one stamp and get three different looks.  And this also balanced out the page by adding a bit of white up on the top to bring your eyes upward as well.

I just LOVE this saying!  I think it's my favorite graduation one by far!  Of course we had to showcase this tab with a lovely brad.  I also left on the backside of the dimensional so it wouldn't stick to the mat.  This way Nancy can put the picture on the mat and then peel off the tab to reveal the sticky dimensional without any hassle :)

Here's a close of up of how the gold encore pad looks.  I just love how brilliant it is without having to heat emboss it.  It does take longer to dry so if you're in a hurry, I suggest you do this part first or use the heat tool to dry it quicker.