My featured background for this layout was the Pebbles 2 cut:
I fell in love with this cut once I saw it--I knew how I was going to use it! The cut reminded me of sand crystals on a beach and I knew I had some fantastic beach pictures from last year to scrap--serendipitous! I want the cut to help embellish the layout without being to distracting, so I opted not to back it with other patterned paper:
I added touches of liquid glue to some of the connected circles to adhere it to my background paper. I like that affect because it is glued to the background without being plastered, some of the edges lift up a bit to give some dimension. I then just layered on top of it, with my photo, other pattern papers, and embellishments.
Thanks SO much for the visit today!!