Background Check

In Online Card Classes’ Background Check, you’ll learn a variety of clever techniques for adding panache to your card backgrounds. You won’t want to send a card out the door without a background again!

NOTE: This class was offered some time ago. Many of the products used on card samples might not currently be available. While the techniques are still relevant, we understand the frustration of not being able to acquire the exact same supplies. Because of this, we have permanently reduced the class price.


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Taught By:

Jennifer McGuire
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Kristina Werner
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Step up your card making—
do a background “check”!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Laura Bassen—plus special guest artists—for professional instruction, inspiration, and fun! In class, you’ll gain the skills to achieve gorgeous card backgrounds from blended ink skies to stamped plaids… plus you’ll discover plenty of tips and tricks along the way. What’s more, we’ve built in plenty of “design breaks” to allow you to get comfortable with incorporating each of the background techniques shown in class into your own cards!

Online Card Classes’ Background Check includes:

  • 20+ videos and cards!
  • PDFs with step-by-step written instructions that you can print out and take anywhere.
  • A forum for discussion between students and teachers. [Now archived for your reference]
  • Giveaways for class participation (winners chosen at random).
  • See fellow students’ work in the gallery!

Guest Artists

Class Content

Class lessons, PDF instructions, and videos are provided in English. At this time, videos are not subtitled or captioned. We hope to provide this in the future.

When you register for class, you have LIFETIME access to all Background Check videos, PDFs, and class materials.

Whether it’s next week, next year, or three years down the road, as a registered student you will still be able to log in to Background Check for inspiration.

Class Schedule

Day 1 – Inking
Day 2 – Stamping
Day 3 – Design Break
Day 4 – Die Cutting
Day 5 – Textures
Day 6 – Design Break
Wrap-Up Day

Supply List

You will need the following to participate in class:

  • Various card making supplies
  • Various colors of cardstock
  • Various stamps (images and sentiments) to finish your cards
  • General card-making supplies

NOTE: A technique specific supply list is provided to students after registering. We also want to encourage you to use the supplies you have on hand. FULL supply lists with all items used are provided in class lessons, in case you’d like to purchase the specific items shown.

Class Type Class Dates Class Price
Independent N/A $14