Let's Talk Backgrounds | Diamond Girl March 24, 2016 07:00
Hi everyone, Heather Leopard is here today and I want to talk about backgrounds. I love creating fun backgrounds for my layouts. While my photos are always the star, I create backgrounds that are an integral part of the story telling process. Whether its piecing papers together or using cut files, I consider this a huge part of my style.
My favorite (and easiest) way to create amazing backgrounds is to use cut files so when I saw the new Diamonds Forever background cut file, I was in Heaven! Take a look at how I used it to create this layout about my daughter.
Tip: Use the triangle cut outs as a template for cutting the pattern paper diamonds. Simply cut them approximately 1/4" larger around the perimeter and adhere them to the back of the cardstock. Alternatively, you can trace one of the triangles, use the offset feature to add the 1/4" border , copy & paste them and cut the pattern papers using your die cut machine.