Two separate events. Both involve wearing pretty dresses. Both involve celebrating the University’s birthday. How about combining them into one 2-page layout?
My goals for these two pages were:
- Keep some “white space”
- Experiment with photo blocks
- Use one keepsake per page.
Laying out blocks of photos digitally then printing them together is faster than cropping and printing each picture separately. This is why I use a photo printer. I was eager to see how it would look!
Of course, I printed a draft of everything first.
After I had everything where I wanted it, I printed the blocks on the photo printer and backed them in light green cardstock.
I backed both pages in this shimmery blue-green that I picked up at Wal-Mart at Jessika’s suggestion. The pad of cardstock was only $5, so I decided to get one and experiment with it.
I designed the headlines using the font Lobster (free download).
I transferred the headline to the page using my usual makeshift carbon paper method. Then I colored the letters with gold pen.
The letters needed more definition, so I outlined them with a fine black pen.
A Note About That Ticket
I actually designed the Ball ticket on the second page when I was in college. I experimented with printing an old drawing of the campus on tracing paper to lay over the ticket.
Why does this matter? I ended up using this same technique a couple of years later for my wedding. You can see a preview picture of how it turned out here.
Two events, one layout, two pages. A success!