Technique Tuesday – Diagonal Backgrounds!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!! Today we are using those scraps that you all have on hand…..come on, I know I’m not the only one with scraps! Check out this beauty!!!

Create a Background,

I love the combination of foil and cardstock in this background!! These are the two paper scrap bags that had the most in them so I went with it! I cut the Pool Party into 1/4″ strips and the Silver Foil Paper into 1/2″ strips. Love it!!! Thanks to Stampin’ Up! for showing this amazing technique!

I started with a Pool Party card base! Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed the scrap strips on it diagonally. I cut the Pool Party into 1/4″ strips and the Silver Foil Paper into 1/2″ strips but you can always do any size of strips you wish! There is no right or wrong way to do this technique. That is the fabulous thing about this! I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the strips because it was easy and I didn’t have to worry about the width of the Snail Adhesive. Just place the strips down and trim off the ends. You can then use the cut off pieces again on the ends!

Striped Background Tutorial,

After you are all done with the background, add it to the card base and decorate!!! For the greeting, I stamped it from the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set onto Whisper White. Then I die cut it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (coming back soon, stay tuned). I love that fabulous stitching for the texture and pattern without an additional layer!!! 🙂

A Friend Like You,

But I couldn’t stop there! I added some loops of Metallic Silver Thread to the back to the back of the greeting and secured it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Silver Foil Strips,  Look at that shine!!! I just love this! You could do this technique with Cardstock, Designer Paper, Glimmer Paper, or Foil Paper. There are so many options! Whatever you have scraps of, use them for this fabulous design!!! Go all out and have fun!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here!! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday!

Happy Stampin’


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