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Die Week: A Die-licious Background from Jaclyn

Hi all!

Die Week continues today with a cool technique for creating backgrounds from Jaclyn Miller

Check out this card Jaclyn made.

Birthday card by Jaclyn Miller for TechniqueTuesday.comAren't those chevron panels "die"-licious?! Get it? Hee!

Sure, they look like patterned paper. But guess what?! They are not! Jaclyn made her own patterned paper by cutting several Chevron Strips with the Chevron Strip steel die and then laying them onto her card. So clever!

Chevron Strip steel die from TechniqueTuesday.comYou can use this same technique with many of Technique Tuesday's steel dies. For instance, cut several hearts with the Nested Hearts steel dies and adhere them to cardstock. You'll get a great paper for a Valentine's scrapbook page or card. Cut several clock faces with the Good Times steel dies and adhere them onto a piece of cardstock. You'll end up with the perfect paper for a heritage scrapbook page.

Speaking of cool backgrounds, here's a scrapbook page from Heather Balzer, a friend of Technique Tuesday. 

A Scrapbook page by Heather Balzer

Heather created the background paper for her page by die-cutting several globes from white cardstock with the Let's Go steel dies. Then she adhered them onto a sheet of white cardstock.

By using white on white cardstocks, Heather not only ended up with a DIY patterned paper but she ended up with a faux dry-embossed look! Love that! 

Be sure to swing by the Technique Tuesday blog again tomorrow. Another Creative Team member will be here with a project created with TT's DIY Steel Dies! Hope to see you then!


PS. Looking for a deal? You can get the Straight Talk - Hugs die for free this week. Spend $30 or more on TechniqueTuesday.com by Sunday, June 21st, 2015, and Technique Tuesday will include it for free with your order. There's no need to add the Straight Talk - Hugs die to your cart, but be sure to write "Hug Me" in the Comments field at checkout so we know to include the die for free with your order when we ship it.


What a fantastic card and scrapbook layout!

Heather, your layout is stunning! So classy. I just love it!

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