Celebrate with Starry Night

Hello, Karen here with my first post for October and this month I am working with the absolutely stunning Starry Night collection featuring lots of navy with gold foiling. Although this is a Christmas range I wanted to use it for non-Christmassy photos.

When I saw the Magic paper it reminded me that I had a photo of Gracia, taken six years ago when she was going to Josh’s graduation ball and wore a black dress with gold sparkles.

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For this project I have used magic, Daring, Glowing and Astounding 12 x 12 papers, Caramel Kaisercard, Sticker Book, Curios, 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, Collectables, Foil Pad, Curios and Deep Yellow Rhinestones.

I started by gutting a 7.5 x 5.5 piece from the centre of the Caramel Kaisercard and set this aside. Then I trimmed .25in from the bottom and one side of the magic paper and added this to the centre of the Caramel Kaisercard.

I cut the small gold spot strip from the Astounding paper , adding this to the bottom of my page.  Next I used a border punch to create two gold strips using a sheet from the Foil Pad, I overlapped one on top of the other to make a long strip which I trimmed to 12 ins wide (I saved the remaining scrap to add above my photo) and added above the gold spot strip.

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I trimmed a 5 in strip from the Glowing  paper, trimmed .25in from one side and fussy cut along the top of the flowers. This was then added 1 in from the bottom of my page.

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My 7 x 5in photo was mounted on the piece of Caramel Kaisercard that I had gutted previously.  This was added to the centre of my page with a piece of punched gold added at the top between the card and the photo.

I fussy cut two large and two small flowers from Daring paper I also cut two flowers from the corresponding paper in the 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad.  I snipped each flower along the petals, leaving a small area in the centre intact.  This enabled me to curl them downwards to give them a nice shape. I layered the three sizes of flowers up and added one either side of my photo.

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A gold flourish, from the Collectables pack was added above the flowers at either side.  I snipped curled two flowers, from the Collectables pack, and added either side of the white flower.

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I added journalling to a Kraft tag (from my own supplies)which was then added to the left of my page.  Onto this I adhered a Curio and a ‘Celebrate’ tag from the Collectables pack.

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My Celebrate title was taken from the Sticker Book and I added Deep Yellow Rhinestones to the centre of each flower.

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Karen