Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 5 Backgrounds Into the Foreground

Today’s class is my favorite of all time.  The different techniques that were taught today are amazing.  I’m going to try them all!!  I’m starting with the technique Laura Bassen taught us today.  I seen her do this a couple of times before but have never tried it.  I’m glad I’m getting the chance to to that.  The Masked Background technique is creating a background with need to use stamps to create this look.  I love it!

Take a look at my card:

You are a true friend

After I was done, I realized I didn’t leave any white space but I like it like that.  The pattern isn’t uniformed which looks great to me.  I have to admit that it wasn’t easy blending my inks together.  I had to press really hard to get the inks to really look uniform.  I will try this technique again using distress inks.  Laura did say they blend so much better.

So tell me what do you think of my plaid background card.

Supplies used:

classic crest solar white CS

classic crest solar white CS

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush

Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana







Wisteria Wonder 126985

Wisteria Wonder

Rich Razzleberry 126950

Rich Razzleberry

Onyx Versafine

Onyx Versafine







Post-It Full Adhesive Roll

Post-It Full Adhesive Roll

SSS Hello You

SSS Hello You








One thought on “Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 5 Backgrounds Into the Foreground

  1. Kymona, as I read your blog today, it dawned on me the complexity of creating cards. As someone who is not a crafter, I took for granted what it takes to create these wonderful pieces of art. Whenever I need a card, I usually go to the card store and search for one that is just right… one in which the words and artwork clearly depict my feelings for the individual that I will be giving it to. Because of this blog, I am appreciating the artistry of card making and the extensive techniques used to create these amazing works of art! I look forward to your blogs!

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