Friday, 8 August 2014

Snowflake Masterboard by Fliss Goodwin



Hi there, as you’ll see I’m still on a bit of a Christmas card roll, which was started off by our last challenge as I don’t seem to be able to stop at the moment! This week I have a masterboard idea to share which can be used to make decorated paper from which you’ll be able to make several cards. It’s not just for Christmas either as you could easily use flowers, leaves or flourishes instead.


To make the masterboard you’ll need:

Distress Inks – I used Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender


Cut a piece of watercolour paper to fit the mono printing plate. Ink the plate up with the Distress inks by pressing the inkpads on firmly, starting with the lightest colour first and applying random patches. Mist with water and press the paper onto the plate to pick up the colour.


To stamp paper you need: 
Starting with the Distress ink, stamp snowflakes on the inked paper leaving quite large gaps as shown.

Next stamp in between the grey snowflakes with the Brilliance ink, again making sure to leave some gaps.

Finally, stamp more snowflake clusters in the remaining gaps with the malted mauve ink. Because the ink is so much lighter you can over stamp and the ink will appear to be below the darker colours. Carry on until you’re happy with the design.
Now you have a finished piece of decorated paper, which can be used for several cards. Read on for one idea and I’ll share the rest next week.
Reindeer Flight Card 
To make the card you’ll need: 
Scraps of Pink and Silver Card
·       Cut a piece of the decorated paper to cover a kraft card blank (it looks fabulous with kraft card!).
·       Stamp the reindeer image on stamping card with the grey ink and cut it out when dry. Stamp the sentiment from the Mini Holidays set with the same ink and cut this out around the words. Smudge pink ink around the edges for definition.
·       Cut 2 mats out with the die set and the pink and silver card. It works best if you use the silver for the larger mat.
·       Assemble the card as you see – how easy is that!
I’ll be back next week with cards made with the rest of my snowflake paper so stay tuned for that! 
In the meantime, we have a new challenge for you today over at the Challenge Blog and it’s one you’re gonna love so do head on over at 8am.
Have a great weekend,
Fliss x


  1. Beautiful.
    I actually thought that stunning reindeer was a die-cut.

  2. What a lovely idea Fliss! Your reindeer card is beautiful! xxx


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