Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Masterboard Background

Welcome to Wednesday!!!

I hope your week is going well so far!  

I pre-schedule today's post because I am taking my daughter back to college today in San Luis Obispo, CA, which is 2 1/2 hours North of us.  It's her second year of college and she is moving in to the on campus, though I am sad to see her go back to college after seeing her all summer, I am happy to see her continue on in the next phase of her life!

But enough about me...I can not wait to share my "Masterboard" background project with you!  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

Tomorrow starts a new week of challenges.  If you haven't joined in this weeks challenge you still have a little time.  We'd love to see your take on the create your own BG paper challenge!

Thanks for checking out my take! 



Sabrina MacD said...

Thats such a great idea.

Michelle Pearson said...

great projects Kristine! Love 'em! :)

Creative Mayhem said...

Oh I love this technique Sabrina! What a great idea and fun to do at a crop!! Love it!!

The Rubber Cafe said...

What a great tutorial Kristine ... Thank you so much for a great post.

Linda said...

This os cool!!! I will definitely steal this idea!!

Susan said...

If you really like your masterboard, make a color copy to use it over and over!

Melissa Forsyth-Sampaga said...

Sheahasu what a great idea ... color copy it ...