Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Perfect Backdrop Plus a Quick Tutorial

Isn't my little Frankie the best photo prop ever?  <insert sappy kitty kisses>

I picked up yet another Lawn Fawn set which has proven to be very versatile.  It will be even more so once I get around to using the matching dies.  I tried a few variations of this card.  Which is your fav?  Btw, this would make a great one-layer card too.

Stamp the sentiment.  I liked it best north of vertical center.  I did find it easier if planning to mount this to cut it to the right size prior to stamping.

Mask the sentiment.  I used washi tape (this particular one makes me smile but it's lost most of its sticky so perfect for masking but that's about it.  Under other circumstances I would have used my Scotch removable tape.)  Stamp greenery in a few colors of green for interest.  Stamping off works too.

Stamp a few pine cones.  I stamped the pinecones in a lighter brown than the sentiment.

Remove the mask and add the berries.  I covered mine in Glossy Accents.

So easy and entertaining.  I like how each card will be similar but not the same.  Truly handmade!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls, Recollections cream 110 lb cardstock, kraft cardstock, Esse brown coverstock, Pop Tone red cardstock, Distress inks (shabby shutters, evergreen, barn door, walnut stain), Memento rich cocoa, Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages

I'm entering this in The Card Concept #23 Krafty Christmas (CAS), Allsorts #286 No Designer Papers, Just Us Girls #268 Photo Inspiration


  1. Beautiful card! You used this masking technique to perfection. Simple and lovely at the same time.

  2. Very pretty cards. Great masking. Like the one with the red backing the best. Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls.

  3. I love your card and cat both are wonderful hope you don't mind if I CASE your idea?

  4. A really elegant card Toni and using one of my favourite techniques.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Love the masking and the stamping! AND it's postal friendly!

  6. This is awesome. I pinned it and may have to copy! I can see how you can use this idea as a blueprint to other cards!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing, Toni! There is only one word for this card: perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Thanks for the tut for this CAS card!
    Thanks for joining the fun at The Card Concept too!

  9. Fabulous cards! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

  10. Perfect backdrop indeed!! I've got both my dogs sleeping on either side of my chair and the cat sitting on the desk smooching my hand each time I reach for the cute!! I really need to try more masking, I certainly have enough washi tape sitting around to use. Thank you so much for showing how you did your card!!!

  11. Great job with our challenge over at Just Us Girls...Love your step by step tutorial! Thanks for joining us!

  12. A great idea, which gives a fantastic effect! --- and Frankie is perfect!
    Thanks for the tutorial and your nice comment Toni♥
    Rosi x ...DT sister

  13. Thanks for joining us at allsorts x


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