Zinia's Diamond Background Layout

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here again and I’m back with another scrapbook layout using the gorgeous Hustle & Heart collection designed by Amy.

For this layout, I’m focusing on the background. I wanted to create my own pattern using a mix of designs from the 6x6” paper pad. I really enjoy using the 6x6” pad cause the patterns are scaled down and they look especially beautiful when they are cut down in small pieces.


I started by cutting down a diamond piece in the size I wanted. I went a little bit random with the first piece but once I was happy with how it looked, I used it as a mask to cut the rest of the pieces in the exact same size and shape.

To do that, I traced the first diamond at the back side of my pattern papers and cut them out with my favorite scissors. You can use a trimmer if you want but I find scissors a bit faster. Plus, the shape is super simple and small that you can cut it easily with scissors without obvious imperfections.


When all the diamond pieces were cut, I started building my pattern. I used a ruler to make sure the first row was straight and then I just followed with the rest of the pieces without worrying about being very precise.

The pattern is fun and bold so even if there are small imperfections in the shape of the pieces or their placement, they won’t be really visible once you have everything stuck down.


After filling the whole page with the diamond pieces, I started embellishing the layout. Since the background was really bold, I chose a few embellishments that will stand out without making the design look busy. Dimensional embellishments like the suede bows and the layered stickers will work great.


I was also really happy to see that the white thickers stood out beautifully against the colorful background so I used those for my title.

I finished the page with a few gold splatters just to add an extra touch of gold to the design.


I really hope you enjoyed this layout and you got inspired to use your Hustle & Heart supplies in fun and creative ways. Until next time, happy crafting!

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