Ever wondered how to get a repeating background pattern to go on straight? Today I want to show you a trick on how you can achieve this diagonal design that I have created with this super cute Christmas Card.
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You are going to need a stamp positioner tool, like the Misti, and a piece of grid paper to create this repeating background pattern.
I like to take the background paper and place it down on the stamp positioner platform on a diagonal to the grid paper. Make sure you have the paper secured to the grid paper with a piece of tape or a magnet. I used 2 mini glue dots.
Then, I lined up the stripe stamp along the far end of the card, lining it up to the grid paper. Stamp the image onto your background piece of paper.
Then clean the stamp and move it over 2 squares on the grid paper. Repeat this process until you have the entire background complete.
Once you are completed, then you will have a beautifully straight repeating background pattern!
Then, I used some rectangle stitched dies to die cut the background and the mat. Stamped the Peace on Earth sentiment and put some double-sided foam adhesives under it to give it some dimension. And lastly, I blinged it up with some Glossy Black Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.
About the designer
Brandi Mahon is the creative owner and card maker for StampMeSomeLove.com. She teaches card makers how to create beautiful cards one card at a time. If you would like to see some of her other free tutorials, fill free to drop by here.