Good morning, everyone! Kat popping in today to share a fun, super easy background technique with you and then discuss a couple of ways I use my scraps.
First, a picture of my layout:
To create this background all you need is your favorite mist, a plastic shopping bag and your cardstock. Lay your plastic bag out on a work surface, spray your mist all over it, and then lay your cardstock down on top of the bag. Repeat as many times as necessary to get the background you like. Seriously – it’s that easy. I am super partial to my white cardstock backgrounds, but this is a fun technique that I like to use when I’m craving a bit of color on my background, but am too scared to go full on colored-cardstock/patterned paper!
Next, let’s talk about those scraps. I always have a ton of random rectangles of patterned paper left over when I’ve used most of a kit. I never know quite what to do with them all. For this layout, I decided to just layer them all to create a mat for my photos. One of the ways to add interest to some of your scraps is to use a punch and layer the negatives along with the other scraps. I used a circle punch on this layout, but anything would look good – stars, butterflies, the possibilities are endless!
Thanks for stopping in to see my layout today. If you use this background technique on a layout, I’d love for you to leave a link so we can see it!
July 10, 2015 at 10:41 am
Love this layout!!!
July 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm
That layout is so cute! This page is so detailed and beautiful. Great job! Feel free to check out our blog, http://www.twinspiration.co 🙂
July 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm
That is super easy, and it looks great! I also love the idea of randomly punching holes in your scraps.
July 10, 2015 at 5:17 pm
I love the background and awesome layout using up your scraps!!!!
July 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm
Love how you created the background. I am gonna have to try that technique sometime. Great job with your scraps!
July 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm
Fabulous layout & tutorial! Great job…. LOVE it!
July 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm
‘So cute, Kat!! ‘Love the misting, too!!
July 11, 2015 at 11:23 pm
I LOVE this layout!! The papers you used work so well together! And that background technique is soooo cool! I am definitely going to try it! TFS!!
July 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm
I am a huge fan of negative space. Awesome layout Kat!
July 15, 2015 at 8:44 am
So fun Kat! Love it!