I had this piece of Fancy Pants paper that on it's own is bold and busy. I could have added a photo and been done with it. But it looked blah. I had a few ideas to fix it up, give it dimension. The first was to cut around some of the rays and raise them up with pop dots. The next was to sew around the remaining rays. The last was to cut out some of the stars so I could see the light blue cardstock I placed underneath. I added Stickles to both the above and below stars. In other areas, I added Studio Calico wood veneer stars covered in glitter. Now the page had some lift, and as I looked around the page, my eye saw the rays move. The last few details to bring it all together were matting the photo on similar light blue paper, and using glitter Thickers for the title.
I wasn't originally thinking of using this paper for this photo, but by making changes to the paper itself and adding all these elements, I made it work for a tribute to my Aunt. She passed away a few weeks after this photo was taken.