Saturday, 1 November 2014

Christmas cards - Masterboard Style!

Well, at long last, my card making for 2014 is kicking and screaming into being.... I decided I'd try some on a masterboard style, for speed of backgrounds.  Quite by chance my latest Craft Stamper arrived as I was mid-paint and Helen Chilton is doing a similar thing, although hers are very different in look.

Anyhow, I have some A3 copier/printer paper, which I decided to use to save even more time, even though it's quite thin. It also takes up most of my available space...

 I didn't work with it this way round, just can't persuade the photo to rotate back!  Used Plum, Turquoise and Chalk Frescos, directly dropping little blobs (not little enough in some spots) onto the paper, and brayering away.
 then took the 'eye chart' Merry Christmas from the new Paperartsy Hot Pick HPXM05, and stamped using Plum and Aquamarine archival inks, over the paper...
  cut it up to fit my card blanks (I used Craftwork Cards, the ones that are almost 6x6 inch) and as you can see, got 6 from my sheet of paper.
stamped the Tim Holtz deer (please don't ask why I didn't use the die, I only remembered about it when I had cut the 4th one out....) on Smoothy white card, in black archival; and the sentiment, which is from the same Paperartsy stamp plate.

Fought with the double sided tape to stick the backgrounds to the cards, and used a glue stick for everything else.



13 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Great idea, great colours, love the style. Well done you! Yay! Xx

Claire said...

Love these Helen! Well done on making a start on them! Love that style of background :-)

snazzyoriginal said...

What a fabulous colour scheme you have created, brilliant cards x

Craftyfield said...

Very effective production line! The masterboard is great and it's such a bonus to know there are no other paper like it!

Wanda Hentges said...

These are wonderful, Helen!!!

craftytrog said...

I love these Helen, they look great! x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Well done! I love your cards, you got great results from the masterboard & the reindeer looks perfect on top.

craftimamma said...

Love the alternative colour choice on your cards Helen. I had to chuckle at your fight with the DST and cutting the reindeer out. That's the sort of thing I would do ...... forget I had the die, lol! Never mind you got some fab cards in the end ;-)

Hugs
Lesley Xx

sam21ski said...

You nutter, you use the masterboard technique to get quick and easy backgrounds, then you painstakingly cut out stamped images when you have a die - whatever next - hehehe!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

These look absolutely amazing, Helen, I love them!

Lucy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great cards, Helen! I love the background and that deer looks great, even though you forgot all about the deer die! I really must get started on making some soon. xxx

Virginia said...

Oh Helen another amazing batch!

JoZart said...

Hi Helen, Thanks for your comment and glad you like my post. I LOVE these production line cards. Just my style and each one is an individual when it gets to the recipient!!!
Jo x