Sunday, November 15, 2009
Masterboard Christmas Cards - Quick Tutorial
While on my quest for inspiration for Christmas card making, I came across a challenge on Chris' blog (Twinkles Glow with Stamps) by the "Saturday Spotlight Challenge" team to create a "masterboard". I had never heard that term before so I was intrigued and consequently learned that a masterboard is basically a sheet of patterned DP that you design to use on your cards! You can then make copies of it and can use it over and over for future cards. So I set off to create my "masterboard" and some cards with it! I used the holly branch from SU's Leaf Lines and stamped it with StazOn randomly on some watercolor paper. Selected my crayon colors (Old Olive and Handsome Hunter) and touched over all the leaves with a little smudge of each. Then used my aqua brush to water down the smudges and blend the colors. I intentionally wanted it to be not-so-precise coloring. I dotted the berries with a Prismacolor marker in Crimson Red. And there you have it. My sheet was about 8-1/2" by 6". Here's two cards I made with my masterboard. What a great idea and fun to do!!