Monday, September 2, 2013

Pool Party

Jun 17 2011

Here Comes Summer!

Posted by: Kristen Swain · Edit
Today we begin another NEW FEATURE here on the Cricut Circle Blog . . . Cartridge Spotlight! Our designers will select a cartridge and then show you a special project focusing on that particular cartridge. You are going to love it! Today Kristen Swain ROCKS the H2O Cartridge. Just take a look at this darling two-page spread. Don’t forget to snag her Gypsy File for easy-scraplifting! Happy Summer!

TGIF CIRCLETS!! Happy Friday to you! Today I am spotlighting a cartridge and it’s all about summer splashes! I was looking for a great summer fun cart, and boy does Provo Craft have a bunch! I was interested in focusing on pool images, since we have our own pool.  I wanted to showcase photos of my girls in our pool last summer so I found the H2O cartridge and fell in love with these adorable cuts!

First, I wanted to do a double page spread, since I don’t do many of those, but all these photos are basically the same shots, so I decided I should do a two pager and spread those photos out better between two pages.
Second, I wanted a soft color scheme, because I knew with all the cuts I wanted, that my embellishments might overpower my photos, so I chose this soft pallet from Cosmo Cricket- the Salt Air collection.  With all the pool water in the background of my photos, they really do stand out on my layout.

When making my cuts, I loved the cute little seahorse float, but I wanted to use the little swimsuit girl inside the float.  It was easy, I simply sized the girl to fit the middle of the float on my Gypsy Device, and after my layering was glued together, I cut the little girl in half, and glued her top inside the float middle, and her feet hanging from the bottom.

Detailing was easy, I colored in the facial parts of the girl and the float with a black pen, and then added pretty little pearl earrings to her ears. I love using foam tape on my images, it really helps to visually separate the image from the background. I also based the girl on a circle, so she’s not just dangling on the layout, she’s there on the circle, anchored to the layout.

On the right side, I used two more circles to anchor the pool and another girl image. Both my girls match the diecuts, one has brown hair, the other blonde, just like my daughters. I added this festive looking beach ball, adding a little foam tape to all my images to help them stick up from the background. I also added this cutout starfish from the Cosmo Cricket collection.

You can see, I added touches of the red paper on my circles, by creating a thin scalloped border between both circles. This girl also has pearl earrings. I have also cut a spiral sun that I placed slightly off the page at the top, and double cut and offset the title for a shadowed lettering.
I hope you will check out the H2O cartridge, I was able to cut the two girls, pool, float, beach ball, title and all the circles with this cart. Thanks for coming by!

Cricut Expression
Gypsy Handheld Device
H2O cartridge
Paper/Stickers- Cosmo Cricket
Adhesive- Perma Tac and UCutIt foam- Glue Arts
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Scallop Punch: EKSuccess
Deco Scissors: Provo Craft (Mini Scallop)
  • Cut water fun at 2.89 inches 1 time with blue cardstock and 1 time with brown cardstock
Girl in Float
  • Cut base  girl in brown cardstock  at 3.59 inches
  • Cut layer girl in flesh cardstock  at 3.59 inches
  • Cut base  in yellow cardstock at 3.71 inches
  • Cut layer float in red cardstock at 3.71 inches
Circle for girl in float
  • Cut base of beach ball in yellow paper at 4.11 inches
  • Cut base of beach ball in light blue paper at 3.64 inches
  • Cut base of sun in brown cardstock at 3.35 inches
  • Cut layer sun in yellow cardstock at 3.35 inches
Circle for sun
    • Cut base of beach ball in light blue paper at 2.82 inches
      • Cut base for pool in teal cardstock at 2.64 inches
      • Cut layer for pool in light teal cardstock at2.64 inches
      • Cut base for beach ball in light blue paper at 4.11 inches
      • Cut base for beach ball in yellow paper at 3.64 inches
      • Cut base for girl in yellow cardstock at  3.59 inches
      • Cut layer for girl in flesh cardstock at 3.59 inches
      • Cut beach ball base in yellow cardstock at 2.06 inches
      • Cut layer for beach ball in red cardstock at 2.06 inches
      • Cut base for beach ball  in yellow paper at 2.82 inches
      • Cut base for beach ball in light blue paper at 2.47 inches
Circle for pool
Girl with beach ball
Circle for Beach Ball Girl

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