May 08, 2020 2 min read

Hi everyone! Today I am going to show you how you can use strips of paper and a single cut file to create a beautiful and interesting scrapbook layout. This technique easily can translate into any project for home decor or cardmaking. The cut file can easily be replaced with an interesting stamp, a large embellishment, or something that you punch or cut out with scissors. 

Supplies Needed:

  • Die-cutting machine, punches, or scissors
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Adhesive
  • Acrylic paint, mists, inks, alcohol markers

Papers Used:

 

Blu Raspberry, Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, Pure White, Gold Mirror Swatches

Optional:

  • Title piece
  • Embellishments
  • sequins

 

Layered Torn Paper Background Pieces

 

To start, I chose 4 12x12 pieces of paper in some of my favorite colors. I wanted a color scheme that was bright and vibrant so I went with the OrchidGrape JellySour Apple, and Blu Raspberry cardstock. I ripped each page into approximately 4 inch strips, making each edge a little uneven. I wanted the torn edge to show on my page because it adds extra texture. I used a piece of white cardstock to properly size my layout to the 12x12 size and adhered each strip down in the color order that made me happy.


Layered Torn Paper Background Florals

Next, I cut a floral cut file out in the Pure White cardstock. I used my Silhouette to cut the backing paper for me as well (also inPure White). I adhered the delicate detailed cut file to the backing paper using the Zig 2-way Glue Pen. I added some gold acrylic paint and some green alcohol markers to highlight the flower pieces in the cut file.  


Layered Torn Paper Background

While that dried, I decided to jazz up the background. I used a combination of acrylic paints, Distress Oxide inks, and spray mists to add drops of color onto the already colorful background. I splattered around the area where the cut file would be going so that they would peek out from around the flowers. It’s a simple way to really dress up the cardstock and add some dimension to your layout.  


Layered Torn Paper Background Floral Scrapbook Page

Finally, I popped the cut file up on some foam adhesive and adhered it to the page. I found a beautiful photo of my dog that I really wanted to use and put that in the left corner of the layout. Then I added a gold title to the upper right corner and embellished the layout with some additional golden accents. To finish, I added a few sequins for more sparkle. The result is a soft floral layout with bright bold colors. 


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Thanks for visiting! Have a crafty day!

Daisie

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