Posted: March 2nd, 2018 by

Hot Pink Inspiration!

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor is back with some fabulous inspiration for you this evening…

Well hello!

I hope you have a spare 10 minutes today because I’ve been experimenting with my smaller Visible Image stamps and used them to create an inky & stamped Masterboard, and created a video of the process (which also includes the making of these 3 cards).

Masterboards are so useful for sparking off ideas and they allow you to make either several completely different cards, or batch make some identical(ish) cards. This is one of my go-to techniques and I always use it when my mojo wanders off for a little while (as it did this week). I chose to make different shaped cards and I have 3 that I’m sharing in this post but I promise I’ll be brief about how I made them because the main instructions are in the video.


This card is 15cm square.

Stamp the singer onto plain white card and colour her dress in with distress markers that match the masterboard colours. Add a little shadow at her feet to ‘ground’ her.  Stamp the small flower around the edge of the image in 2 alternating colours. Take a piece of masterboard, stamp the sentiment and adhere it to a square card blank. Then add a strip of co-ordinating orange card that has been embossed with a folder. Finally add the image raised up on fun foam.

Additional stamps used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):


2) Live Life Now

Here I’ve made a DL card.

To make this, use a DL card blank and cut another piece of card the same size as the card front. Turn this panel over and use a pencil to mark where the sentiment will be, then draw the ‘split’ freehand, starting at the smallest point and curving upwards and outwards.  Cut this section out with your scissors. Turn the panel the right side up and stamp the sentiment in 3 shades of distress oxide. Stamp one of the small sparkle rays in the same 3 colours right at the bottom of the split. Adhere some of the masterboard to the card blank and attach the panel on top. Finish with a pearl in the centre of the sparkle ray.

Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):


This is an A5 card made from scoring and folding an A4 piece of card in half.

For one of the challenges I have B for Blooms on this card.

Stamp 3 flowers onto a piece of masterboard and fussy cut them out. On an A5 card blank, mask off and area where the sentiment will go (I cut post-it notes with a deckle edge die for this). Using a blending brush or ink dusters blend a coordinating colour around the masked area and out towards where your flowers will be placed. Stamp the ‘stems’ in place. Remove the masking and stamp the sentiment. Add your flower heads, the first directly onto the card and the other two raised up higher on foam pads.  Protect the flower you wish to glitter with some microglaze and then add some stickles. Set the card aside to dry.

Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):

4) Masterboard Video

My video will show exactly how I created the masterboard (and these 3 cards).

Items used in the masterboard:

Stamps & Stencil Used in the masterboard:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):



Other Supplies:

INKS: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink (mustard seed, wild honey, picked raspberry, rusty hinge), Distress Oxide Ink (mustard seed, fossilised amber, spiced marmalade, twisted citron, picked raspberry, candied apple, iced spruce), Distress Markers (spiced marmalade, rusty hinge).

OTHER: 3dfoam, white card, post-it notes, embossing folder, deckle edge die, blending tools, microglaze, stardust stickles.

That’s it from me for now.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sharon xx

Thank you for your fantastic video Sharon.. love your masterboard and the 3 very different and equally fabulous cards that transpired! ♡

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