Hello! Today's post is featuring some cards I made for Winnie & Walter's World Card Making Day 2015 contest using a masterboard. A masterboard is simply a full sheet of paper that you stamp and then cut apart to use in different projects. For a more detailed explanation check out Shay's photos HERE. I'll also be entering one of my cards in the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
First, here is a picture of the masterboard I created using Winnie & Walters A Tree For All Seasons stamp set.
First I placed 4 stamps on one block in an eye pleasing fashion that would work well for repeat stamping (I tested it out first on a sheet of scrap paper). I used a sheet of Canson 9X12 watercolor paper to stamp on with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. You can see a few stamping mistakes but I didn't worry about that because I knew I could simply cut around anything that didn't stamp properly. Plus I knew that I was going for a more distressed look with some of my projects so stamping perfection wasn't an issue. After I had the whole sheet stamped, I moved on to making some cards.
For this first card I used Barn Red and Spiced Marmalade distress inks and an ink blending tool to add color to my panel. Then I added some water droplets to make white spots. Next I used some Dylusions White Ink Spray to add more white drops (the smaller, whiter drops are done with this). And lastly I used some Walnut Stain distress ink mixed with water to make the brown spots. The word hope is from Winnie & Walter; I cut it out of shiny gold card stock and place that inside the white piece which was cut using a piece of the watercolor paper. I did it like this to make the word hope really stand out.
For this next card I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch as my card spring board. I cut panels to size to make the card and used my Zig Clean Color Brush markers to colors the leaves and make the splatters. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walters The Big, the Bold and Blessings stamp set. I wrapped some thick brown cord around the bottom of the sentiment panel and tucked in a few leaves to finish the card.
For this last card, which happens to be my personal favorite, I used black ink and Winnie & Walters Big Bloom stamp set. I stamped the bloom on the masterboard paper and fussy cut, then I colored the leaves using Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I stamped the word "enjoy" in black and cut with a circle punch. The word "autumn" is from The Big, the Bold and Seasons. I added a strip of the masterboard paper across the bottom of the card, adding a thin strip of black on the bottom and a stitching detail across the top of it. I finished the card with some gold sequins and gold twine.
I still have some pieces of the masterboard left, enough to make several more cards or tags, I'm sure! I want to thank Shay for showing us this concept because I really enjoyed making a masterboard and creating projects from it!
Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting!