Graduation Layout + Tutorial | DOODLEBUG

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hello! Yes, that's me saying 'hi' but also the name of the collection I've used for my layout. Hello from Doodlebug Design is a beautiful mix of bright and vibrant pinks and yellows through to the deep rich tones of turquoise and navy with the most beautiful addition of gold foil highlights... which just happened to be the perfect combination of color for this gorgeous photo of Miss Abigail Sandoval who recently celebrated her graduation. Yes, the name sounds familiar as she is the daughter of Cynthea Sandoval, owner and extraordinaire of Doodlebug Design.
I was so thrilled to receive a graduation announcement via snail mail (all the way to Australia) complete with this beautiful photo and I really wanted to create a layout to send back.
The Hello 'Odds & Ends' Pack has the wonderful addition of clear acetate pieces to give that extra lift to your embellishment clusters without detracting too much from the layout.
To make the lace overlay I uploaded the 'Hello' cut file 'Bouquet' into Silhouette Design Studio and played around with the flowers to form a circle.
I added an outer ring to hold it all together although I left the flower centres as separate pieces.
I cut four copies and mounted them on top of each other for dimension and height. To glue each layer together I used my Tombow glue pen as it was the only thing fine enough to place glue on the flower outlines.
Next step was to cut 1" x 2" rectangles of various patterned papers from the Hello collection 6x6 paper pad that would match perfectly with the colors in the photo. 
 I proceeded to adhered them to the layout in a diagonal pattern to form the base for the lace overlay.
I attached the floral piece and the flower centres onto the patterned paper background and then added the outer ring cut from plain white cardstock to finish the design.


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