Sunday, September 18, 2011

Vintage Masterboard

Happy Sunday!

I hope you've had a great weekend so far!

I shared this "Masterboard" post on The Rubber Cafe Design Team Blog last Wednesday but I wanted to share it with all my blog readers too! You may have also heard this technique referred to as a "One Sheet Wonder" which is how I first heard of it.  

A  stamping "Masterboard" is creating a collage starting with a plain piece of card stock and layering with with stamped words and images.  When you are done creating your "masterboard" you can cut it apart and use it to make a bunch of coordinating cards.  I made eight cards out of my "masterboard".

Don't worry....I'm not just going to leave you with a picture and run!  I will show you how to create a beautiful "masterboard" so that you can create a coordinating card set too!
  It's easy and fun!  
To make my "masterboard" I started with a piece of  Cream Pugnacious Signature Paper.   
I used images from Flueradidy 2 and Vintage Treasure.

I stamped the Vintage Receipt image in dark brown chalk ink.  In order to create a random pattern be sure you stamp some images off the page and change directions of the image.

Next, I stamped the clock image in Chestnut Roan chalk ink.  I forgot to take a picture before adding the butterfly in Rouge chalk ink but you get the idea, right?

I wanted to fill in some of the blank spots and soften it up a little bit so I added the Flueradidy 2 image in Dark Moss Chalk ink.

The next step was to add some words so I chose the Vintage sentiment and randomly stamped it on my "masterboard" in Burnt Sienna chalk ink.  

At this point the cream paper was still a little stark for the vintagey feel that I was going for so I grabbed a bottle of Willow Tsukineko Walnut Ink and sprayed the paper a few times to complete the "masterboard".

The next step was to cut my board apart in to different pieces.  There is no set way to cut it apart.  I like the challenge of just cutting different pieces and then figuring out a way to use them.  Here are the pieces I ended up with before assembling my cards.

I am not going to go step by step on how I made the cards since this challenge is really about creating the patterned paper but here's a closer look at the 8 cards that I made.  You can probably figure out how I made them but if you have any questions at all please leave it in the comment section.  
I used the  Thank You 2 stamp on the completed cards.

Project Supplies:
Stamps by The Rubber Cafe:
Bazzill Basics Cardstock Suede Brown Medium & Dark
Clearsnap Fluid Chalk ink 
Prima Mktg flowers
EK Success & Martha Stewart border punches
Spellbinders dies

I hope you enjoyed my "Masterboard" project and I hope you'll give it a try too!


1 comment:

debby4000 said...

Stunning selection of cards Kristine.