If you have lots of scraps, including strips left over from trimming panels for cards, you may like this idea. I end up with lots of strips when I trim cardstock for card classes and I hate throwing them away. Here’s a way to use them. I made two totally different cards with the strips laid out differently. You could use any color cardstock and do the same tone on tone look, or you could use use two different colors of cardstock or paper.
I used the 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere 1/2″ strips of Whisper White Cardstock to a piece of the same cardstock to create the raised tone-on-tone effect. You can either start out with the right size piece you need for your card and trim off all the edges carefully or use a piece larger than what you will need and trim the piece down once all your strips are adhered. This is he simplest background. In the video I give you tips on how to space the strips evenly.
This background is little more complicated but in the video I show you how to cut the strips to the right angle and how to use a piece of cardstock to align the pieces in the middle of your panel.
And these are cards I made with the two backgrounds:
You can watch the video on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQxaWYjvX2I