This week has been all about creating unique backgrounds. I’m here today to share a few cards with you that feature paper pieced backgrounds. It’s super simple – all you need is your trimmer and some pretty paper scraps.
My first card features a chevron effect that’s really easy to create using some 1/2″ strips of patterned paper.
I trimmed a bunch of patterned papers from the Hey Kid 6×6 pad into 1/2″ strips and started near the center of my card base, laying the first strip at an angle. I then built the rest of the background around it, adhering strips and leaving just a little bit of the background cardstock showing between the strips. When you’re finished, just trim off the excess strips from around the edges of the cardstock.
Voila! A perfect chevron background that uses nothing but your trimmer and a few scraps of paper – you don’t even need a ruler, just use the first strip you lay down as your guide for the rest!
My next card uses the leftover strips from my first card. I just pieced them together across the width of my card.
I left a space in the middle where I diecut the word “happy”. I added a few chipboard and canvas elements from the Hey Kid collection to finish it off. Super quick and easy and a great way to use up those little scraps!
Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek at my “Inspired Background” projects. Hopefully this week has you inspired to create some backgrounds of your own in your upcoming projects!