I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.

please get in touch if you would like more information.

Many thanks

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Monday, April 21, 2014

Saving ink when printing your own backgrounds

As Ink is so expensive, it makes sence to do this to cut down on the cost of printed backgrounds for card making, as we mostly have only 1cm of the paper peeping out from behind each layer.
I am no expert on the computer, but this is how I do it, and hopefully it will save you money.

This works by removing the centre of the background when matting and layering.

The middle will be white on your paper.
Sorry I can't correct it on blogger.

By Yvonne Tune Card Art Kilcoole

1.    Choose the background you want to use on your card.
2.    To remove the middle of the background, go to Google images and type in (all-white background) Click on the background,when it opens in a larger view. Right click and copy the image
3.    Paste the all-white image on to the page your printed background is on.
4.    You won’t see the (all –white image). So right click where you pasted it, and a box will appear around it, go to any of the corners with your mouse and drag it inwards to a smaller  size (you can re-size once it is positioned on your printed background.)
5.    Right click the all -white box again, and a drop down menu will appear, this time position your mouse over (wrap text), move the mouse to (in front of text).and left click
6.    The all -white box will move (on its own) over the printed background,
7.    Now you can drag it to position with the mouse, and then left click the mouse so that you can drag it to the size you want.,
8.    If you are working in 1cm boarders on your matting layers, allow about a 1  ½ cm boarder on your printed paper, so that you have no white background showing behind your next matting layer.

Hope that works for you, but if you get stuck phone me.



  1. Thanks Yvonne,got it the 'second go'.Hope you are keeping well.
    Kindest Regards.


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