A tutorial to Adore

Phew, this seems like a lot of words to me.
I hope I have put them in the right order for you to understand them….ACK!
This is probably the easiest hybrid I have done to date.
It is fully printable “as is” and you will have done good, LOL!
I have taken it a couple of steps further, and you
can follow along for the ride if you wish.
First, after purchasing my new mini album 
you use the pages just like you would a QP, and print.
I am always careful when I cut, due to edges meeting well on these.
Line up outside or curved edges first, you can always cut off the straight side
to correct any errors…I sound like I have done that, huh?..LOL
I then gather up all those things you think you may use…no rules.
See one of my button jars?…cuteness.
Notice I am at the kitchen table this time…no craft room for this one.
Rain is not a good photo op for crafts…needed lots of light!
You know what comes up next, right?
Filing and inking
If life were so simple to file away and cover up..hahahahaha.
Next, I used craft crackle to give the leaves some texture.
Sometimes I even ink that, so it looks old or worn
Do you see the difference? Those alphas are printed, but they look real
even more now that we have added depth to the printed leaves.
This is a good time to mention shadows.
You will notice when you print some things, even with shadows
they fall flat. I have learned. It is not the position of light
I hear so many talk about. In paper world, light source comes from
many directions. When you print, you must give some “extra” allowance
in the shadow of an element for it to “show” well.
Also, if I use text in a title, it becomes an alpha,
I am going to shadow it.
If I use text in a journal spot, no shadow.
This makes sense if you think about it, and a huge
difference while printing.
I digress.
Once you put your mark on your album, make it your own….
you are ready to assemble and attach what?
That’s right
Ribboney Goodness
Now for a glance at each page:
Favorite color was added by using a paint sample
as filler page to add some quirk
My favorite page
Vellum pocket page
A page for her to draw a coloring of herself
and maybe spell her name
and we are done.
I hope this post helps you take your album one step further or beyond.
I find myself adding to these mini albums for months after I make one.
so much can just clip right on….papers, tickets, etc.
If not, just adding your photo and printing will make
a great addition to your scrap collection.
Take care, tell next time!
Enjoy, and feel free to ask any questions you may have?

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