1 Mar 2018

Hot colours Masterboard

Well hello!

I hope you have a spare 10 minutes today because I've been experimenting with my smaller Visible Image stamps and used them to create an inky & stamped Masterboard and created a video of the process (which also includes the making of these 3 cards). 

Masterboards are so useful for sparking off ideas and they allow you to make either several completely different cards, or batch make some identical(ish) cards. This is one of my go-to techniques and I always use it when my mojo wanders off for a little while (as it did this week). I chose to make different shaped cards and I have 3 that I'm sharing in this post but I promise I'll be brief about how I made them because the main instructions are in the video.

Here is a 10 minute video for these cards and the technique.

Challenges are linked at the bottom of this post.


This card is 15cm square.

Stamp the singer onto plain white card and colour her dress in with distress markers that match the masterboard colours. Add a little shadow at her feet to 'ground' her.  Stamp the small flower around the edge of the image in 2 alternating colours. Take a piece of masterboard, stamp the sentiment and adhere it to a square card blank. Then add a strip of co-ordinating orange card that has been embossed with a folder. Finally add the image raised up on fun foam.

Additional stamps used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):

  https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/sing/      https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-regrets/

2) Live Life Now

Here I've made a DL card.

To make this, use a DL card blank and cut another piece of card the same size as the card front. Turn this panel over and use a pencil to mark where the sentiment will be, then draw the 'split' freehand, starting at the smallest point and curving upwards and outwards.  Cut this section out with your scissors. Turn the panel the right side up and stamp the sentiment in 3 shades of distress oxide. Stamp one of the small sparkle rays in the same 3 colours right at the bottom of the split. Adhere some of the masterboard to the card blank and attach the panel on top. Finish with a pearl in the centre of the sparkle ray.

Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):


This is an A5 card made from scoring and folding an A4 piece of card in half.

For one of the challenges I have B for Blooms on this card.

Stamp 3 flowers onto a piece of masterboard and fussy cut them out. On an A5 card blank, mask off and area where the sentiment will go (I cut post-it notes with a deckle edge die for this). Using a blending brush or ink dusters blend a coordinating colour around the masked area and out towards where your flowers will be placed. Stamp the 'stems' in place. Remove the masking and stamp the sentiment. Add your flower heads, the first directly onto the card and the other two raised up higher on foam pads.  Protect the flower you wish to glitter with some microglaze and then add some stickles. Set the card aside to dry.

Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):

4) Masterboard Video

My video will show exactly how I created the masterboard (and these 3 cards).

Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/PUQdYmHahho

Items used in the masterboard:

Stamps & Stencil Used in the masterboard:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
 https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/rays-of-light/    https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/create-it/

 https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/universal/    https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/stars-stripes/

Other Supplies:

INKS: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink (mustard seed, wild honey, picked raspberry, rusty hinge), Distress Oxide Ink (mustard seed, fossilised amber, spiced marmalade, twisted citron, picked raspberry, candied apple, iced spruce), Distress Markers (spiced marmalade, rusty hinge).
OTHER: 3dfoam, white card, post-it notes, embossing folder, deckle edge die, blending tools, microglaze, stardust stickles.

5) Challenges

I'd like to enter my cards into these challenges as follows:

Good Times:

Make My Monday #65 - Messy Backgrounds
Jo's scrap shack Fun Friday Challenge FFC222 - Anything Goes
Creeative Fingers Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
The Paper Players PP382 - Sketch

Live Life Now

HeARTful stamping challenge Feb25-Mar4 - anything goes + a stamp
Simply Papercraft #55 - Anything Goes


Artistic Inspirations #194 - Anything Goes/ Optional use flowers
Allsorts Challenge - B is for ..... in my case, blooms!

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


brenda said...

Great use of inks and stamps for some really eye catching designs for our 'I Spy' theme at Allsorts, it's lovely to have you join in, thank you so much.

B x

ElizStewart said...

WOW! Love all three cards. The COLORS are fabulous, as are your layouts. The thumbprint dress is just wonderful. Thank you so much for joining The Paper Players this week!

Mervi said...

Fabulous stamps and colours. Pretty and lovely card!
Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Kathleen said...

Three lovely bright and colourful cards and super CAS designs. Thank you for joining our 'I spy' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Viv said...

Great cards and ideas here Sharon thank you, loved your video too ;) hugs Viv xx

Sue said...

Wow, these are stunning, Sharon! I love them all but my favourite is the Good Times card. Beautiful composition and colours but they are all very creative and I love how you've used the stamps. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog x

Annie S. said...

Your cards just rock, especially the singer! Thanks for sharing your masterboard video too. I enjoyed the refresher of what a fun technique this is! We're glad you played along this week over at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

These are AMAZING! Love the tie-dye colors and the retro feel that you've created on all three! I really love the thumbprint dress, though....psychedelic!! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Creaine said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Nandini said...

Super gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining us at the Make My Monday challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

Juliet A said...

I've done masterboards before but had only ever used them for one-sheet wonders - this is so much better! your variety of techniques really makes the process more appealing!

Heather said...

Ooo . . how fun! And beautiful!! I haven't heard of a masterboard before, but it does look like a good way to create some fabulous card elements! The first card is really pretty! Love the bright colors and her fun dress! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.