Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Front & Back Tutorial

 Last week I said I would use the fence this week with Front & Back images, and so I did! :o)  Last year I had the awesome opportunity to attend a Front & Back class with Bonnie and Kendra! I got lots of great tips on how to use the images.

This is Becky. Isn't she just a cutie pie! Further down I included photos of more cards with Front & Backs I've done.

I stamped Becky onto Cryogen card stock with a Memento black ink pad.   I stamped the fence two times. I colored with Copic Markers first and then cut out all the images.

Next, I planned my placement.  I laid the fence on the front of the card and cut the front of the base card right at the top the fence.  I trimmed the little piece to the right of the fence. I also trimmed the back of the base card.  I don't think the relative that I send this card to will notice that it's slightly smaller than an A2 size greeting card. :o)

I added a smokey blue piece of card stock to the inside (which is also the outside) and stamped the WC limb several times in the corner as if there's a tree over Becky's shoulder.  I used the small grass clump to add some grass under the fence outside and inside.   I adhered the front and back of Becky's head together. NOTE: be sure to trim right up to the line and they will match perfectly.

For final placement. I adhered Becky to the fence checking for placement on the inside and out before pressing down.

 Below are some more cards I made with Front & Back images.

 Fanny, Lie About Your Age

 Ben, flower potleavesteeny tiny grasssmall grass clump,
I typed the sentiment on my computer.

Please come back tomorrow for some inspiration from Crystal!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


  1. Excellent! I think the front and back cards are so cute, but wasn't able to figure out how I would use them, so I've not gotten any yet... well, except the girls in the car, which either side can be used by itself. Maybe I just identify with shopping more. ;-)

    Anyway, thanks so much for the tutorial!

  2. Great Tutorial on how to use the Fronts and Backs.

  3. I have had the fence stamp for awhile and your tips make it easier to use. I am sure I just forgot about the part about the main card base. Thanks so much for the tips.

  4. What fun cards! I love the front and back concept! :)