Awhile back I had pictures of Maddie's grad taken in the park, this is one of the pages I made...
My back piece I cut the center out so I could use that elsewhere, this makes my book lighter... and gives me extra pieces to work with where they will be seen, otherwise you will only see 1/4 inch of this beautiful paper. The edges are distressed and inked with Pumice Stone distress ink.
The second layer was cut 1/2 inch on 2 sides to make it 11.5 x 11.5 square. The edges on all pieces are distressed, and inked. Next the red piece was cut 11x 9 and then I cut out the pieces that would be covered by the photo mat so I could make matching tags.
I cut 2 gray mats 6x 4.5 and then using a border punch gave one edge a pretty finish.
I made 2 photo mats the same, and now onto the finishing touches...
I used my Lucky 8 punch, which I love! I have found so many uses for this wonderous tool lately!
Cutting a piece of paper to 9x9 measurements, I was able to cut my design with the Lucky punch, then I trimmed off about 2/3 in and used that cut off piece as a pocket,
I just flipped it sideways, and trimmed the edge, and by turning the paper to the other side, I have a nice contrast.
Have a Happy Scrappy Day, hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the shopping list, and don't forget to enter the contest on the "win win win" post, also leave a comment here, it's great to get feedback!