Published on March 25th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain2
A Pirate’s Life for Me Scrapbook Layout
Good morning Friends! I felt a little salty when I came up with the idea for this fun pirate layout.
Again, crooked pics, but not a crooked layout, well, almost not crooked, there are pirates after all!
Har har har!
I love the more grown up look to these pirates and their cuts. A Pirates Life for Me!
Such a fun cartridge!
I used the Pirates and Mermaids Cricut cartridge for this layout.
I also used Paper Doll Dress Up for the ship and cave.
These cuts are much smaller and more intricate than most other carts.
I recommend after cutting that you use the brochure that comes with the carts to help you figure out where to place the small diecuts.
I used two 4″ x 6″ photo mats, and four 3″ x 5″ photo mats allowing for 6 photos on this layout!
This layout uses some fun techniques. I used marker to low light and accent the diecuts. I did use a white gel pen on the black to show some metallic accents.
I also used a fun gold ink called Smooch, to add gold to the chest. You could cut that from gold paper or yellow cardstock.
On these layouts, I use a lot of tearing to make the land. I find it gives a layered look without being forced.
You can see the beach area’s last layer is crumpled, then smoothed back out. I love the look of this.
These layouts are pretty simple in design. Add in two 5-inch strips of landscape, then add in your photos.
While I would usually incorporate my photos more into the design, I feel that the busy landscape would over power the photos if the photos were a part of the scene.
This design still allows for the photos to stand out, but adds a really fun idea to the layout. I found myself staring and staring at the scene after it was finished. So did my kids, so I know it’s really a fun theme!
The only things I hand cut on this layout were the pole to hold the flag by the parrot and the banner wooden piece holding the title. That is just a couple V’s cut into the ends, and I used a marker to make it look like wood.
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