Hello there! It’s Mendi popping in today with a Halloween layout featuring a fun circle background (inspired by a sketch found here). Loopy circles are all the rage whether they are created by looping some thread under an embellishment or using a die-cut like the one I created here. Read on to learn out how you can design your own too!
Within the Silhouette software create a 10-inch circle and then offset it by .1 inch. Selecting both shapes, right click on your mouse and chose the “make compound path” option (I created temporary blocks to represent my photos just to get an idea of how big I would need my circle to be).
Next duplicate the circle three times and overlap them randomly in each direction, making sure they all overlap with each other and don’t exceed the width of your cutting mat. With all four circles selected, go to the “modify” window and select the “weld” option. Your four circles will now be one continuous shaped to cut from the cardstock or patterned paper of your choice.
I wasn’t sure which colors I wanted to use so to help me decide and save valuable paper, I chose to use the fill color option to play with my different options. When I was certain, I cut it out and applied it to my layout using a liquid glue pen. I had to work quickly and it was a tad wobbly to flip over onto my background so I ended up needing a little adhesive eraser where it landed in the wrong spot, but it otherwise worked beautifully.
To embellish my layout I turned to some of the darling stickers from Pebbles Thirty-One collection to create a little scene.
I love the chalkboard labels from this collection! I popped up my label and several of the stickers with some foam tape for some extra depth.
The Chalkboard Black Chipboard Thickers from the Birthday Wishes are a perfect match for this collection. I love mixing my fonts so I paired them with a stamp to give my title a little variety.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own circle background.
Pebbles Thirty-One Dreadful P31P-32297
Pebbles Thirty-One Enchanted P31P-32299
Pebbles Thirty-One Mystical P31P-32293
Pebbles Thirty-One Chalkboard Labels 732305
Pebbles Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Thickers Alpha Stickers 732564