Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cricut FANatics Sketch Challenge #1

Here is the September Sketch Challenge on the Cricut FANatics blog from Amy of Amy's Digi Scraps.

The challenge is to create a card or layout using the above sketch and you must use your Cricut.

I was one of the fortunate Americans that got to see the Endeavour as it was ferried to its California destination.  This sketch was perfect for photos of the Endeavour as it flew over Sacramento.

The title was cut at 1" from the Hannah Montana cart using the Rock Star font.  The font does not have a shadow but more of a blackout feature that blacks out the star in the font.  To get a shadow effect I offset the letters slightly so the star was still covered but there was a little bit of color to the right of the letter.

I also used the stars that were cut from the letters as corner highlights for the picture and journaling. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

State Fair Layout

Some of the fun memories of summer include going to an amusement park, carnival or fair. Today I have a layout to share with you that I designed for the Cricut FANatics blog.

For this layout I used sheets of solid card stock and three different coordinating patterned papers. Cuts are from the Carousel cartridge as follows: Ferris Wheel (Ride5) 10.5 inches; Merry-go-round (Ride4) 5 inches; "State Fair" 3 inches cut in pattern paper and solid; and three Banners 3.5 inches. Photo mats are cut to fit the photos I selected for the layout.

Merry-go-round, banners and title are secured with dimensional tape to add some depth.

The title does not have a shadow cut so I cut the base cut from the solid to create the shadow and off set the pattern cut to make it stand out.

Check out the Carousel cartridge, it has a lot of great cuts for your amusement park, carnival, fair and even circus photos. Happy scrapping!