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I just love this layout, which we made for my May Scrapbooking Class! I found a sketch on Google Image Search quite some time ago, created by Jennifer Priest. I loved the retro vibe of the wide rounded corners, and I thought it would be perfect for the nautical layout I had bouncing around in my head. :)
Just as with yesterday's mini album, I used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch to round the corners to match the sketch. The base is Not Quite Navy 12x12 cardstock, and each panel - mounted on Whisper White - is Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray. The Designer Series Paper is Nautical Expedition from the current Summer Mini Catalog. So cool!
For the first page, we did almost the exact same collage on one Whisper White panel as yesterday's mini album with The Open Sea and Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray inks. We also embellished one of the photo panels with Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine and a Vintage Trinket Safety Pin. The sentiment "Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams" from Word Play in White Craft Ink rounds out this page. I love that sentiment - so perfect for graduation cards, too!
For the second page I wanted to do something really nautically inspired, so I tied a sailor's cloverleaf knot out of the Baker's Twine. I read online that this is the knot that holds the three sails on a Chinese Junk together so they can be controlled by one line. (Interesting thought on the Baker's Twine by the way...it also comes in Early Espresso and Whisper White. Someone online posted the great idea that you can make the WW into any Stampin' Up! color...just lay it out on the inside lid of a Classic Ink Pad, and color sections with a matching Stampin' Write Marker. No muss no fuss! The extra marker ink will just mix in with the pad ink when you are done. Awesome idea! Baker's Twine in any color). I made a special tag with the Wide Oval Punch and clipped it to the knot with a Vintage Trinket Safety Pin. I really like making homemade embellishments - they always turn out so special.
For the second page I added a journaling panel in Not Quite Navy stamped in Versamark to ad a little interest, and the clipper ship from The Open Sea in White Craft Ink finishes out this page.
I was really happy with this layout, and I think everyone else was, too!