Picture Perfect! by Nathalie DeSousa

Picture Perfect! by Nathalie DeSousa

Nathalie with you today to share a bit of inspiration featuring the gorgeous HAPPILY EVER AFTER collection from Simple Stories. Weddings are some of the most joyous occasions, especially when shared with your loved ones. A few years ago, we traveled to my native Ecuador to attend my cousin's wedding. We loved being part of the celebration, and I am so glad, the new collection arrived, so I can finally start documenting the grand day and vacation.

                          

                              

This is probably the best picture of my cousins after they got married. I wanted to make sure they were the focus of the page, so I opted for a simple and soft background for the page.

                            

                 

I started with a cut file from Handipaper. This was cut twice from white cardstock, and I backed it with papers from the 6x8 paper pad.   

                           

                                        

To build the page, I trimmed the Now and Forever paper to 11x11inches. I created a scalloped border at the opposite side of the floral border. In addition, I trimmed a 12"x3" strip from the We Do! paper, and used the same punch to create a border. These two were layered so that the scallops meet at half point, giving the edge movement. These were glued to the b-side of the 2x2, 2x4 elements.

                          

                              

The cut outs were set as a cascade from the top left corner of the page. I love how the brads bring a pop of shine to the page as the centers of the florals. I kept the layers simple, just framing the photo with a 6x4 card, and adding a few embellishments from the collection.

                           

                 

The large gold foiled foam word stickers are perfect to create titles for your projects. I simply added a few more embellishments around the title to complete the page.

                       

                       

I cannot wait to continue working on bringing the rest of the memories to live using the gorgeous new Simple Stories HAPPILY EVER AFTER collection. Make sure you check it out!

XO

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