Good morning. Laina here today to share my favorite trend…die-cut backgrounds! I love the contrast and depth these sometimes intricate 12″ x 12″ paper patterns can add to your page. Diecut patterns are popping up everywhere and can be used in many different ways.
Die-cut sheets can be used whole or cut it into pieces as Summer Fullerton did here. The die-cut paper creates a framework for the different paper patterns and helps the kraft paper patterns pop.
Die-cut backgrounds are great for cards too! Nicole Nowosad uses the same technique as Summer by adding different pattern papers to the hexagon frame. The frame helps to separate the patterns and gives the card a quilted look.
There are many options for die-cut backgrounds. You can use a premade background papers like these from the KI Memories Flashback Collection. Perfect for cutting into individual pieces for pages, mini albums, cards and more.
I especially love the new Placemats by Jillibean Soup. Placemats are offered in 4 different patterns in both kraft and white paper which are great for altering with mists, ink, paint and more.
You can also make diecut backgrounds yourself! Nicole Nowosad used her Silhouette Cameo to cut this trendy arrow background. You can find many different diecut pattern cutting files in the Silhouette store and SVGs around the web.
“Anywhere” punches that allow you to punch in the middle of a paper are a great way to create your own background patterns.
Look through your tools to find a hidden treasure. Years ago I purchased a Making Memories Anywhere Eyelet Setter and the Grommet tool that allows me to add circles anywhere on a page. Both of these tools are perfect creating my own backgrounds. A piece of cardstock and my on hand tools are all I need to create a beautiful background accent!
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Emily Todd says:The idea! Now just to translate it into my scrapbook style!
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One lucky winner will win a set of placemats from Jilliibean Soup and the Flashback collection from KI. Just leave a comment here by 5:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time) Wednesday, February 6, 2013 for a chance to win.