I used some basic techniques to give this layout dimension and show off the color-core. The Chipped Sapphire was embossed, sanded and dusted to make the giant blue banner in the background.
The simple journaling reads "Jeff made some serious ladders for ladder ball @ camp."
The Vintage Photo Cardstock was crimped, sanded and dusted to make the photo mat.
I scored, sanded and dusted the two ends of the banner made with the Dried Apricot Cardstock. This gave it a bit of texture that was needed for a finished look.
Tip: When making banners, you do not need to have a die cut. Just gently fold the cardstock in half (do not fold so much that there is a crease) and snip from the end into the center at an angle.
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
Imaginisce Patterned Paper & Sticker
Alphas: American Crafts & Fancy Pants Designs