VIDEO-Tone on Tone Background with Scrap Strips

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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:

Stripe flower card 2

Way to go wide 8 x 10


You can watch the video on Youtube at


Supplies used:

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

Metallics Sequin Assortment

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Tangelo Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Hello Honey 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Circles Collection Framelits Dies

2-1/2" Circle Punch

Banner Punch

Brights Candy Dots

Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad

2-Way Glue Pen

White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen

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