When using a full page die cut or stencil, a simple shape can be less intimidating. I chose arrows, which symbolize direction, leading and ambition. They represent all the different directions I could take with my bag of yarn and the ambition I have to knit things.
After cutting the background with my Silhouette, I saved these kraft arrows for future projects.
My favorite thing to do with a large background: fill the negative space with patterned paper. The back side is quite a mess, but turn it over and voila!
I purposely chose this paper with an intertwined pattern. Reminds me of knitting.
A little more patterned paper, some matting and I've got this completely cool background. Almost seems a shame to cover it up.
I decided to tilt the photo block, since everything else is, well, straight as an arrow. Then I added the title and journaling.
|Collection Featured: Lily Bee Destination & Pinwheel|
The buttons are from October Afternoon and Lily Bee, the crochet hearts are from Bella Blvd. and the wood veneer arrow is from Freckled Fawn. Love to shop my stash and come up with these combinations!
There are more ideas and inspiration from the Get It Scrapped! Creative Team here. Do you use full page die cuts or stencils on your pages? What tips can you share?
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