Hello, everyone! Today I want to have a page that shows a lot of movement. Not much shows movement more than a wave. This is really very simple to create. The first thing that needs to be done is to cut a circle. The size of the circle depends on the width of the page. Since I am working with a page that is approximately 8 1/2″ I cut my circle to be 4″ or the radius to be 2″.
I made my circle with a Martha Stewart Circle Cutter. Here is how that works.
Put the paper that you are wanting to use for the wave on a cutting mat.
It is a good idea to attach the paper to the cutting mat. If it is magnetic then use the magnets or tape the edges.
This is the Martha Stewart Circle Cutter.
Select the size of circle that is needed for the wave (apx. 1/2 the page width). Put the circle cutter in the middle of the paper.
Press down on the center of the circle cutter holding it in one place. (All circle cutters differ).
Press down firmly on the center of the circle cutter so it won’t slip during the cutting process.
While pressing down on the center turn the shuttle (which has the blade in it) in a complete circle.
Make sure to press both the center and the shuttle with the blade firmly to make a clean cut. Before lifting the hand from the center make sure that the circle is cut completely through all the way around. * Remember to be very careful because the blade is small but very sharp.
After the circle is complete, I need to make another circle within the circle. What I am making is in the picture below.
A circle cut with another circle cut inside of it.
After I have the circle done I need to cut it in half. Then I attach it to the cardstock like in the picture below.
The wave. The wave can be as wide or narrow as I want it.
I then plan where I want my pictures. It is always necessary to cover up where the waves meet in the center. It is nice to add more motion with embellishments. In this case I used the stars.
Tim bouncing! So cute!
I hope this gave you some great ideas!