striped coloured backgrounds

Coloured stripes are a great way to make a pretty background, to use up loads of scraps and create some interest for your backgrounds from scratch. For these cards that the base with some added circles and squares, super simple but with a great effect. 

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The striped background techniques starts at 2:11 

Here are some more ideas to get you going, so if you haven’t seen the CARDSTOCK only CARD Ideas and DIE cutting HACKS video yet, make sure to check it out.

striped backgrounds

Making a cardstock striped background on thin printing paper makes it easy to cut and you can keep the weigth down if you want to send it through snail mail.

striped background

Just a few circles with a simple sentiment, you don’t need much more to make a pretty card.

striped background

A big sentiment and some drops in black always make the colours of the rest of the card pop.

striped background

Cutting the squares, turn them and putting them back in place create a super cool effect, real easy.

What’s your favorite die-cut shape? Make sure to tell me in the comments!

And as always make sure to keep on crafting!