Hey everyone! Roree here. It's Tuesday, so that means tutorial time!
Grids are really popular right now, so I thought I would walk you through putting one together. Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to play with the new Witch Hazel collection.
If you tend to have a lot of scraps lying around like I do, creating a grid background will help you get them off your scrap table and put them to good use.
To start, cut out a base for the grid background from white cardstock or a coordinating paper and some of patterned paper squares to fill it in. (Since I was creating a pumpkin card, I chose different orange patterned papers. I cut my paper in 1/2" squares, but any size will work.)
Draw a line down the center of the base to keep everything straight.
Adhere your patterned paper (alternating the patterns) along that line, and then use that first row as a guide for the rest.
Here is what it will look like once you are finished.
Flip the panel over and trim off the excess paper.
Machine sew down each row and column and around the outside edge(s), if desired.
Adhere your grid panel to your card and embellish to finish.
This type of background adds a fun, handcrafted feel to any type of card.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. If you get a chance to make your own project with a grid background, make sure to share it with us in the OA Flickr Gallery. We would love to see your creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!