I brought out the Cricut and cut the title and Mickey/Pluto die cuts, and added wonderful looking dimension using Stampin' Up! Stampin' Pastels, and added "shine" using the Uni-ball Signo Pen also from Stampin' Up!
Adding dimension using Stampin' Pastels is SO easy and SO worth it. I didn't have a flesh colored paper, so I made my own using Whisper White carstock and Stampin' Pastels. (I have an order in to get a collection of cardstock now - should be in next week sometime!)
I also used Make The Cut software and my Cricut and cut out a wonderful SVG from HeatherM's Blog to complete the layout.
I can't get enough of the Delightful Decorations stamp set, it is SO versatile. I stamped a background on Crumb Cake cardstock using Versamark Ink to add interest to the background of the circle. I also punched 1" circles of Certainly Celery to put behind the smaller circles that were cut out in the Cajun Craze, then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp into each of those smaller circles using Certainly Celery Ink. I hadn't had enough with circles there, I stamped some more Delightful Decorations on Certainly Celery with Certainly Celery Ink and punched them out with a 3/4" circle punch. I then mounted them on the negative space (from the small circles cut out of the large circle) adhered, and added a brad. I accented two corners with three of these cute little embellishments! I cut out and matted the photo using the Circle Scissor Plus!
|close-up of diecut|
|layout without photo|
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Supplies Used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise Noted) -
Designer Series Paper - Marina Mist Stripe (from Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack #117152)
Cardstock - Brights (Daffodil Delight, Real Red ), Regals (Cajun Craze), Subtles (Certainly Celery, Marina Mist ), Neutrals(Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake)
Brads - Marina Mist from Subtles Collection (#119738)
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049), Circle Scissor Plus (#112530), 1" Circle Punch (#119868), 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873), Color Coach (#121620)
Ink - VersaMark (#102283), Certainly Celery (#105217)
Stampin' Pastels (#120962)
uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (#105021)
Non-Stampin' Up! Tools/Supplies:
Cricut Electronic Die Cut Machine (ProvoCraft)
Mickey and Friends Cartridge (ProvoCraft)
Make The Cut Software
SVG file from HeatherM's Blog cut from Make The Cut software on the Cricut