The Silhouette Cameo has completely changed the way I scrapbook. I use it to create so many of my layouts! One of my favorite techniques is to back die cut shapes with patterned papers. Here are five examples out of dozens (what can I say, I never met a doily I didn’t want to back!) that show this technique:
ALL READY by Paige Evans
Backing shapes with patterned papers can be a time-consuming process if you have to cut each piece by hand, but the look is so striking and I find it therapeutic, so it’s worth it to me!
MY GUY by Paige Evans
I like to die cut the shapes from white cardstock to break up the patterns and make the colors pop!
SERIOUSLY DARLING by Paige Evans
I love using collections to back shapes – the colors go together well and it takes the thinking out of the selecting process!
SNAPSHOT OF TODAY by Paige Evans
I love to create my own cut files from time-to-time instead of purchasing them. Here I designed a “hearts in a heart” cut file and backed all of the hearts with different patterned papers.
TODAY by Paige Evans
Cut files don’t have to remain “as is” – on this layout I cut out the circle and then cut it in half to place on either side of a layout. Think outside the box when it comes to shapes and cut files!
Thanks for letting me share – see you again soon!