Captured...Summer Fun July 10, 2015 07:00

Hello and Happy Friday!  It's Jaclyn here today to finish off background week by sharing with you an idea for using JustNick's Circles 1 background design on your next scrapbook page.

I opted to use the background design a bit untraditionally.  Rather than using it to fill the background of my page completely, I sized it down to around 8"x5".  At this size, the circle background acts more as a photo mat, making a home for both my photo and journaling block and a bit of extra embellishing.

When I first laid the circle background directly onto my striped patterned paper, it was hardly visible and completely overshadowed by the paper's color and design.  To make the cut file stand out and become more of a focal point, I backed it with an oversized matting of vellum and used foam adhesive to attach the diecut piece to my page.  Doing so, creates an extra layer of dimension and interest, and keeps the cool circle design from blending into the striped paper background.

While the right side of the diecut piece is mostly hidden, a touch of it peeks out above the journaling block and underneath the page title.  This design choice not only creates lots of fun and interesting layers, but also grounds the entire design and creates a cohesive balance throughout both sides of the page.

Thanks for joining us this week, as the design team has focused on a sampling of Just Nick's background files.  We hope we've inspired you to purchase a new background or two and try out something new on your next page or project!  If you do, we'd love for you to share it with us on our Facebook page or tag your photo #justnickstudio on Instagram.

Cut files used:

Circles 1 Background