Tuesday, 1 August 2017

1 Master Board = 3 Simple Cards

Hi everyone!!  So lovely to have you drop by.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

I've been spending some time watching videos (don't we all??)  on You Tube and came across one that I found really interesting.  It was made by Eileen Godwin of Eileen's Crafty Zone and she was demonstrating how to create a Masterboard.   There's actually two videos and HERE is the link to the first one if you're interested.   There, you will see the link to the second one as well.   I thoroughly enjoyed it and was inspired to have a go.  

So, this is what I made.

I didn't take progress photos while I was making this (if you wish, you can see all that on the videos) and I even forgot to take a photo before I cut it up so I simply pieced it back together so you could see how my Masterboard ended up.  The colour was added with Distress Inks and I wasn't overly impressed with my colour choices at first but, started to like it more and more as it progressed.
The colours I used are Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Faded Jeans and Pine Needles.

I managed to make three cards with this masterboard and am really happy with the result.
They are all very similar but, still, a little different.

The first card measures 3.5" x 7".

I used similar elements on all three cards.    Had to use prills, of course, along with some micro beads.

The gauze has been brushed with gesso to give it shape and structure and the flowers were coloured with sprays made from Distress Re-inkers.

Got myself a Brother Label Maker just recently (been going nuts labelling everything I can in my Craft Room.  LOL!!) and used it to make the sentiment.  

Wrapped the twine around the panel on this card before tying the bow.

The second card measures 4" x 6".

  Larger flower this time and simply left it as is.  Another label from my maker for the sentiment.
 Didn't bother wrapping the twine around this one .. just added a simple bow.

The last card measures 4.25" x 5.5".

Same gauze, same prills and micro beads.
 Different flowers again, coloured with sprays made from Distress Inks.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this Masterboard and then the three cards.  It was something totally different to what I normally do and I love the results.  As I said at the beginning, I didn't really like my colour choices at first but it turned out nice and bright and cheery in the end. 
Thank you so much Eileen for sharing your talent and for inspiring me to do something a little different.

Thank you all too for dropping in and taking a look.  I hope you will go over and check out Eileen's video and her work .. I think she is awesome!!

Whatever you plan to do today,  make it a good one and have fun!!

Take care and God Bless.


  1. These are gorgeous Margaret!!! I love the choice of colors and such wonderfully inspiring desings! Simply marvelous makes!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Hello Marg! Happy August!! I have not seen that masterboard video but it sounds very inspiring... I love the paper you have made and then used for the base for your cards.. Love the colors, love the flowers and prills and textures and love the label maker sentiments too... I hope your week is going well... a beautiful day up this way, a bit dry though... looking forward to some rain!

  3. I just love masterboards too Margaret. And I think you did an amazing job. All 3 cards are stunners and I do love your colour choice. Well done give yourself a good tap on the shoulder LOL.
    Hugs Veerle xx

  4. They are gorgeous Margaret. Haven't heard of Masterboards will have to have a look at the video. The colours, blooms, gauze, prills and the sentiments are just perfect. Thanks for sharing. xx

  5. Love this technique. Had a look at Eileen's videos to see how you achieved the look. Glad you stuck with your color combos because the end results are stunning!

  6. How exciting to find a new technique and create these absolutely stunning cards. I shall take a look at the video tomorrow, but for now, I'm picking my jaw of the floor and ooohing and aahhing all over the place! Love this fresh, pretty and gorgeous look. Thanks for sharing the link. Hope you are fully mended now. xx

  7. Wow, these are all so stunning!! I love the masterboard you created!! The cards you made from it are gorgeous!! I love the colors!! Now I want to try this so thank you for the inspiration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. These are absolutely wonderful and I love the colours... I get too impatient and would have tossed them if I wasn't happy just goes to show... just keep adding layers and you get a wonderful result. These are beautiful Marg... Just my style... going to check out those videos <3

  9. So I have to tell you that I loved your cards so much that I went and checked out the video then I got involved with the Paperartsy ones too using a brayering technique and then I started to play. I may have found an addiction and I hate getting dirty :D Just had to let you know.

  10. Wow, you totally rocked this technique and your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the details!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  11. These caught my eye,very different and beautiful as always

  12. gorgeous set of cards...so pretty.

  13. What a beautiful set of cards! Your masterboard is GORGEOUS and these three cards are lovely designs! Love, love, LOVE them! Hugs!

  14. What an AWESOME masterboard! Wow, and your finished bundles are spectacular. Great inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  15. These are gorgeous Margaret. You know how much I love Masterboards and the finish on these cards is fabulous. Happy crafting, Angela xXx


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