Today I made another card from my gold seahorses masterboard.
A fairly simple card – just a matter of a bit of matting and layering and the addition of a sentiment, and some work on the inside.
Here is the original masterboard.
The base of the card was a piece of heavy white cardstock trimmed and folded to 5 1/2 inches square. I inked it lightly with Peacock Feathers distress ink, using an Inkylicious Ink Duster, and matted and layered the trimmed masterboard piece and a square of gold mirror card to create the card front. The matting and layering was at 1/8 inch intervals.
I had a rummage in my stash and found the stamped sentiment on a piece of smooshed ink background – not sure what project that was originally for, or whether it was perhaps a practice piece – but despite the colour being different, it looked good on the card, so I decided to use it. It needed a bit of trimming, and not wanting to waste any scraps, I saved them for embellishing the inside of the card. I stuck the sentiment piece down with double sided tape and added a few doodled lines with a gold gel pen.
The stamp is a clear sentiment stamp which came from my original collection of stamps when I first started out, and I didn’t keep the packaging so I have no idea what it is. I had used a small pigment ink stamp in dark purple to stamp this sentiment, and I repeated it inside the card, which had also been inked with Peacock Feathers distress ink with an Inkylicious Ink Duster.
I laid out the trimmed pieces until I was happy with the layout, along with a small piece of trimmed masterboard – I did not cut the square for the card from the edge of the masterboard but a little way in, so that I could get the best of the seahorses. I adhered the pieces into the inside of the card using double sided tape, and added a bit of doodling with a gold gel pen, as before.
I made the envelope using my We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, and stamped a single seahorse on the corner, which I heat-embossed in gold. The envelope was inked with Peacock Feathers distress ink and I used the same turquoise gel pen to address it, that I had used to write inside the card.
I took a small piece of masterboard and lined the envelope flap with this.
This card is made for someone who is an expert card maker. Every year I need to pull the stops out for such a discerning recipient, but this time it is a relatively simple card. I think the masterboard speaks for itself and doesn’t need a lot of embellishment.
Finally, here is a digital montage of the masterboard with the two cards I have so far made from it.
Today I updated my Gutless Bag Lady blog with a review of all the samples we picked up at the stoma open day last month. Full details on the “Products” page.