I know I continually expound the virtues of my Silhouette Cameo, but it truly did revolutionize my scrapping. And even though an electronic tool might not seem to simplify the scrapping process, this one really does help me a create fast, easy and yes, SIMPLE pages!
S U P P L I E S :
On this page, I used my Spirograph cut file sized to almost 12" in diameter. I cut it from ivory cardstock and then proceeded to fill the interior spaces of the cut with various patterned papers. Though it looks intricate, it's actually a pretty easy process to achieve this look.
Once you've cut your shape, remove it from the Silhouette mat. Use the remaining shapes as templates to trim out papers. You'll need to trim slightly larger than the template to allow room to adhere the piece to the back side of the die cut, but your cut edges will be hidden, so it doesn't have to be super neat!
I left some of the spaces open in this die cut, and then backed the entire piece with a sheet of vellum, trimming it along the outer edge of the die cut. So rather than the open spaces revealing the pink background, a softer muted pink shows though. I love the subtle difference the vellum creates!
Atop my background, I clustered the photos, floral die-cuts and a mixed title of Silhouette cuts and chipboard. It's a very basic design that looks more detailed because of the various patterns and colors incorporated in the die cut. If you wanted a simpler look, you could always layer the die cut over a single patterned paper (way less cutting this way!).
I'd love to see what you create with die-cut backgrounds, so link me up to your projects! And have a fabulous weekend!