My American Crafts precision pens are pretty hit or miss. They either work great or they suck, but even if they work great and I write on a scratch piece of paper just before writing where I want, they are dry for the first letter, hence the extra dark G in 'Grandma'. I decided to live with it.
I used one of the overlays here just to balance out the one that I used on the lower left side of the page (not photographed separately since that photo has no embellishing other than the overlay). I stapled the banners into place and added some enamel dots for fun.
I realized when I was almost done that this side didn't have any black embellishments, so I added a strip of the postmark washi to the bottom of this card as an after thought.
This was a fun card to make and it ended up being quite a bit different than the others. I cropped the photo a tad too small (it was just a hair taller than the 4x6 card that I wanted the photo to share this pocket with) so I had to get creative. I am very happy with the result. Again, my journaling ended before the card's space did, so I grabbed another Elle's Studio tag and layered it over the journaling grid and the photo and popped on a couple of enamel dots.
I don't know who said that Project Life is supposed to be quick and easy, but if you are a traditional scrapper who uses this type of scrapping in any way, embellishing is a must and is actually the time consuming part. While I have tons of cards, I don't have too many cute tags or other small embellishments that work well for this type of scrapbooking. I am so grateful to have a little bit of Elle's Studio holiday product hiding in my stash that I can turn to when I need a little bit of extra detail and you can never go wrong with enamel dots as a finishing touch!
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