Creating a Custom Background
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Creating a Custom Background

 

I love using shapes from the Silhouette Design Store to create my own background patterns for my scrapbook layouts.

Today, I want to share with you how I created the background for this page out of border strips!

 

Happy 72dpi

Creating a background like this one is super easy and can be done over and over again – change up the shape and you change the result! With so many shapes available, the possibilities are endless

 

1) Choose a border to create into a background design. I chose the bottom of this “Scallop Circle Border Set”.

step 1

2) Draw a square measuring 11 ½”x 11 ½” and center to the page.

step 2

3) Increase the size of your border piece so that it overlaps the large rectangle. If you want the border smaller, you can resize and duplicate the shape also. Select the shape and select Make Compound Path in the MODIFY option.

step 3

4) Duplicate your border shape until it fills the large rectangle. Make sure that you move each border up slightly to overlap with the previous shape so it can be welded into one shape.

step 4

5) Select all the shapes and in the MODIFY option, select CROP and you will notice that the outer rectangle has been removed and you are left with a background!

step 5

The best thing about this – if you cut it out of Adhesive backed cardstock, filling in the border shapes is so easy!

Nicole Nowosad Happy cl2 72 dpi

Just cut some small circle from scraps of paper and add behind the circles. All that is left to do is embellish with a few more cut shapes !

Nicole Nowosad Happy cl1 72 dpi

 

 

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Products Used:

CAMEO Cutting Mat

Hook

Scraper

Spatula

essentials 12 in. x 12 in. adhesive cardstock 16-pack

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9 comments

  1. The directions are missing.  It just shows part of Step 1.  Kate

    1. Looks like it’s all good now 🙂

  2. Cute page, Nicole! I still need to do a page full of holes so I can back it with pretty paper like you did. 🙂

    1. Thanks kelly 🙂

  3. Love this layout Nicole…those are some gorgeous colors you chose!

    1. Thanks so much Annie 🙂

  4. Thank you for putting together this tutorial! I love your project and have wanted to do something similar, but silly me thought it would be so much harder! Love your page and I have the perfect picture in mind to do mine … thank you!

    1. Hope you try it out Marilyn!

  5. Love this tutorial and can’t wait to try it myself!

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