Jun 17 2011Kristen 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!
Gypsy Handheld Device
Paper/Stickers- Cosmo Cricket
Adhesive- Perma Tac and UCutIt foam- Glue Arts
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
- 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
- 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
- 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