Here are the cut files I used:
Here is my layout. I used the beautiful Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection. I started by resizing the oval frame into more of a round circle shape. I took a foam brush and some acrylic paint and made a messy circle on the white cardstock. I wanted it to look like pool water, and it wound up matching the water in the photo perfectly. I backed some of the open spots in the die cut with patterned paper and then stitched the frame down. I cut the title on two separate pieces of patterned paper. The rest is just layering and embellishing.
I also added some acrylic paint splatters...I love how bold they look. I just watered down the paint a bit and splattered it from the brush. I used some patterned paper and tissue paper under my photo and used several embellishments around this area. I love how the die cut looks placed over the painted circle.
Here's another look at the stitched die cut, layers and journaling.
I really love how the paint looks behind the die cut. I love that it looks a bit splotchy...it fits the pool theme.
And here's the Summer Lovin die cut...perfect for a title!
You can check out how I put this layout together if you're interested :) Hope you enjoy!
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