This week at Frosted Designs we are having a Sketch Challenge!!!
Here is the sketch!
I started out with a 5x7 photo of Mike and I from our recent trip to Mexico. I loved the bright orange and blue papers and even found a fishy paper at Michaels that matched!!
I cut out the center of the blue cardstock so I could mat my photo with the same color. This creates less waste, not to mention I only had one piece of that shade of blue left!! I trimmed 1/4 inch off of two sides (top and side) of the orange and white patterned paper to layer on top of the blue.
Now that I had my photo and papers set, I turned on my Gypsy and got to work!
I used these shell shapes from Life is a Beach. The sand dollar is sized to 3.94 inches and the shell trio is sized to 3.59 inches.
I cut them out of white shimmer cardstock
I inked them with blush ink before I took the paper off my cricut mat.
The border you see was made by welding four shell borders from Life is a Beach.
To size borders on my Gypsy, I know I can cut as wide as 11.6 inches. I put four borders on my mat and welded them together. Instead of adjusting the height of the welded banner, I adjusted the width to 11.6 inches. The height ended up being .96 inches. If it were too big, I would weld one more border piece. If it were too small, I would delete one border piece.
I needed a little tag and a title.
I found this tag on Elegant Edges. I hid the cut out and sized it to 3 inches.
I used DoodleType for my font and sized the letters to .88 inches and the numbers to .63 inches.
I cut them both out of orange cardstock.
I used a circle punch and some twine to create my banner out of the scraps. I folded the circles in half and used a glue dot to hold them in place.
We recently went to Mexico to celebrate 20 years of marriage. It was so beautiful there ~ I hope to go back again someday soon!!!