Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am going to show you how to create a tone-on-tone background on your next project.
I love to see others use white backgrounds on layouts but whenever I try it myself, I always feel like mine look simple and unfinished. So with that in mind, I thought I would try to create a tone-on-tone background that would allow me to use white while adding texture and visual interest.
First of all, I started with a white cardstock panel and some white cardstock house die cuts.
I measured and marked the center of my layout.
Then I adhered the first die cut to the center of the panel.
Using a ruler as a guide and one of the die cuts as a spacer, I adhered my second die cut in place.
After I got one row started, I used the ruler as a guide to start a column of die cuts.
Having a row and a column to go by, I started using two rulers to adhere the rest.
I offset the rows to create a more eye-pleasing pattern.
Once I was finished adhering the die cuts, I had some overhang.
I trimmed the edges with some scissors.
I ended up with this:
All that was left to do was adding embellishments, a little bit of stitching, and my photo.
I love the look (almost like it is embossed!) and I can’t wait to try it again!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!