Thanks for stopping by for Day 3 of the Waffle Flower February Release Introductions! Today, we’re introducing more from the February release, and we’re continuing our discussion of card design with backgrounds!
One easy way to bring interest to your card backgrounds is with a panel die. In this card, Arjita uses the new Geometric Panel Die to create a fun and modern base for her card. By using a white panel over the white card front, she gets lots of texture without taking away from those beautiful focal flowers.
Instead of going full panel, how about going mini? Mini tags, that is. For this card, Dilay uses the Multi-tag Tool Die to cut tags for her background. The Multi-tag Tool Die was originally designed to make it easy to produce tags in bulk, but the tags work as small panels for the sentiment and other decorative elements.
Another technique for creating interesting backgrounds is using a single element repeatedly to create a pattern. In this card, Galina cut multiples of the new Layered Flowers Die set to create this repeat floral pattern.
Set of 4 dies: $8
On the flip side, a random background can make a card feel soft and organic. Galina uses the Abstract Stencil Quad to create a background with a natural feel that pairs well with the die cut leaf edge die cuts.
Sometimes backgrounds are meant to take center stage! In this card, Jeanne uses the new Cutlines Die Set to create a stunning landscape scene.
The innovative Cutline Die Set features a collection of large-scale dies that can cut lines in a wide variety of styles from straight, wavy, deckled, curved, angled, and more. Great for landscapes but just as handy for other background effects.
We’ve been having so much fun introducing our new February release and “talking shop” with you about card design! We’re almost ready for release day and our blog hop! Our guest designers and DT will be sharing more from the release and lots more designer tips too!
- Contributed by our product designer JJ Bolton