Monday, 6 June 2022

Making a striking background

Hello and welcome. Today I wanted to share a card I created that has a striking background. I have seen dies that make this background, but thought to myself that it can't be that hard to create. And I was right, it was really easy. First I will show you the card, then share with you how I made the background.

Now onto creating that background.

I started with a piece of patterned paper that was the same width and length as the card front. Then I drew a pencil line down the middle on the back.  I then made measurements every half an inch down the length of that line.

 I wanted my pieces of patterned paper to be half an inch thick, but you can make them as thick or thin as you like. 

Then I worked out how much of an angle I wanted in my dip. I didn't use any fancy formula for this, I simply placed my ruler from the mark in the middle to the edge of the paper to work out a pleasing to the eye angle. I then marked half an inch wide marks down each side of the paper. This probably sounds confusing, but the picture below should make it a whole lot clearer. Then I just used scissors to cut along the lines to give me my V's.

When I glued them onto the card front, I just eye balled their distance and tried to keep them an even distance apart.

I hope I have inspired you to have a go at creating a background like this. As you can see, it isn't complicated at all.

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