I just adore the new Indigo & Ivy collection and I thought all those soft pinks and watercolor patterns would work perfectly in my Traveler’s Notebook to document my birthday balloon. Never too old for balloons I say!
After choosing Paper 08 for my background and trimming the 12 x 12 down to the size of my notebook spread, I headed over to my computer to find a balloon cut file. I chose Balloons by Paige Evans and opened it up in my Silhouette software so I could edit it slightly to create three single balloons. Once I had my single balloon cut file, I also created a background stencil and cut everything from white cardstock.
I spread some modelling paste through my stencil onto my background with a palette knife and left it to dry. It gives a beautiful, subtle texture to the background without adding a lot of bulk to my page.
I chose a navy blue pattern from the 6 x 6 paper pad to back all three of my balloons, using my sewing machine to stitch the cut file to the background before trimming off the excess. For the largest balloon, I used a scrap piece of plastic, cut to the same size as my cut file, to create a sandwich with some sequins from the Indigo & Ivy collection before stitching it all together. This created a sequin shaker that was still very flat but gave the page a lovely interactive element.
Before glueing down my photos, I added a strip of specialty vellum underneath (how gorgeous is that gold foil?!) and only glued the vellum down where my photos are so there will be no glue showing underneath. I added my title with those amazing gold puffy sticker alphas before glueing a sprinkling of sequins across the page.
Here’s a quick process video to show you exactly how this page came together.
This page really is a celebration, filled with balloons and sequin confetti. I don’t think you can ever be too old for sequins and balloons, right?!