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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dragon Paper Album

This is another album made from a tutorial on the Graphic 45 blog. The first one I made is here.

I bought a few sheets of handmade paper with gold dragons on it for the album. I had no idea it would take so much paper! I also bought some really pretty handmade paper without a pattern to make the tags inside with, but found out I wouldn't have enough, so I substituted some white mulberry paper with gold in it instead.

The matting is white cs shaded with metallic gold from an ink pad. I wish it looked more metallic, and the tags and journaling spots are white CS which I ran the same ink pad over to give a bit of a gold metallic sheen to. The labels are also accented with a gold metallic pen, and a gold Gellyrol pen. I did the lines on the journaling spots inside myself using the Gelyrol pen.

The top photo is the front cover, which has space for whatever the recipient wants to add, and a label.

This photo is the album standing up and open so you can see how all the pages are arranged.

This photo shows the inside front cover and the first page. Each of these pages has a pocket with a tag in it. There is room for a photo on the tag, and on the page behind the tag. Each tag has a journaling spot on the back. I have removed one tag to show how the page looks without the tag, and the tag is flipped over to show the journaling spot. Each page also has a label on the pocket.

This photo is the album with the next section open.

Each side of the next section has a flap which can be opened. Each flap has a place for a wallet sized photo and a label. This is how it looks with one side open.

This photo shows both sides and both flaps open. The center section is a gate fold.

This is the center section with the gatefold open.


Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic Kathi. The paper with the dragons on it is beautiful.

Sasha said...

Ah! this is what you've been working on. It's fabulous, Kathi. I love the handmade papers and dies you used. It will show off your photo's beautifully x

Myrna said...

What glorious paper!!!!
You have done a marvelous job on this album. Love it.

JD said...

This looks like it was a lot of work! But definitely worth it! Fabulous job!

Antoinette Voorn said...

Superb card Kathi!

Gr Antoinette

Alison Scott said...

Wow, that is fabulous. So complex. It's gorgeous.