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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

How to layer background cut files to make your own patterned layout

Hi everyone!
If you haven't checked it out yet, my background cut file class is now live at Big Picture Classes! This four-part class has SO MUCH great information about using background cut files on your layouts: it includes four process videos, two tutorial videos, lots of tips and tricks, and SIX(!!!!) free cut files!

To celebrate my first class with BPC, I have a layout and process video to share today. This layout is actually made with two different background cut files (available here and here) layered together. 

Watch the process video below and sign up for my class for more layering tips and tricks!
I really love this adorable photo series of Ruby Sky when she was a baby, and the double-dot layered background was the fun and happy pairing that these photos needed! I love the dimension layered paper adds to a project -- I enjoy this so much more than using just a flat piece of patterned paper. 

Because the layered background added so much dimension and interest, the rest of the page came together very quickly! I love that background cut files do so much of the page design work for me!



A glitter bow from Things That Shine! I love that I ended up using three different pink/white diagonal striped items on this page. :)





Products used on this project:
Swiss cheese background cut file
Diagonal dots background cut file
BPC Background cut file class
Things That Shine glitter bows


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1 comment:

Elise (lil gik) said...

Adorable layout and what a great idea for doubling up the background cuts!