Friday, 26 August 2016

Welcome to the official start of the weekend! ... and the Friday Funny

Morning all,

What a change in the weather? Still hot and sticky but cooler than the day before and MISTY all day, had to turn the lights on around 14:30!!!

I needed to make a gift card holder for some dinner show tickets for a friend celebrating his 60th birthday ...... he has an awesome sense of humour so I was pretty sure I could get away with the cheeky sentiment too!. Not only that but I had recently seen some awesome masterboards on-line and wanted to see if I could combine that, and some new stash .... here's how it evolved

My finished masterboard card

Materials used: for the masterboard
  • White 200gsm A4 card (Rymans)
  • White gesso applied to the card
  • Fresco paints: Banana*, Bora Bora* South Pacific*. Ranger acrylic dabber in pearl, applied with a brayer
  • Tim Holtz woodgrain stencil used with Ranger pearl acrylic and a piece of cut and dry
  • That Special touch squares stencil* brayered with Bora Bora* and both the positive and negative used
  • Stamposaurus stencil (small squares) and South Pacific paint* applied with a piece of cut and dry foam
  • Seth Apter images stamped using Hobbycraft white and Daler Rowney blue acrylic paints before setting aside to fully dry
Materials used: for the card
  • CAS-ual Fridays WTF, ? and sentiment + Happy Little Stampers numbers stamped with Ranger Archival ink
  • I obviously didn't want to reproduce the same image inside the card (as this is where the dinner show tickets will be) or on the envelope so used the Anita's sentiment, stamping it with Ranger Archival jet black ink
New stash marked with * ...... see the materials used laid out below

I'll be entering this for the following challenge:-
  1. Little Red Wagon - challenge No. 356 - BIRTHDAY
  2. Creative Moments - challenge No. 100 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Through The Craft Room Door - August 23rd challenge - ANYTHING GOES


Here's how it went from a piece of white A4 card to a masterboard and on to a card

Gesso followed by brayered layers of acrylic paint
Followed by some stencilling with acrylic paint
Shows the white stencilling a little better
And then some stamping with acrylic paint
Looks like I have plenty left for more cards and an ATC ... yep! I was right ......

Not bad, four cards AND an ATC from one piece of A4 masterboard
you would hardly believe how little waste there was either!
With one of the smaller pieces left over
A 10cm square card
a 12cm square card
Further materials used:
  • 250gsm card blanks and matching sized envelopes - C6, 10cm square and 12½cm square
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white, bright blue and navy
  • Inks: Ranger Archival jet black and cobalt blue + Versamark
  • Stamp Cabana cobalt blue embossing powder + heatgun
  • Images by: Imagine That, Stampers Anonymous


I'll be entering the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Galz - challenge No. 86 - EMBOSS IT - that'll be my ATC as it was heat embossed
  • Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 292 - ANYTHING GOES - that'll be my THANK YOU card
  • Cards in Envy - August 15th challenge - HIP TO BE SQUARE - that'll be my SQUARE THANK YOU CARD
  1. Simon Says Stamp - August 24th challenge - HIP TO BE SQUARE - that'll be my SQUARE BIRTHDAY card
  2. Craft Your Passion - challenge No. 326 ANYTHING GOES - that'll be my SQUARE BIRTHDAY CARD
  • Stampin' Royalty - challenge No. 343 - BIRTHDAYS - that'll be my RECTANGULAR BIRTHDAY card
  • Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 124 - ANYTHING GOES - that'll be my RECTANGULAR BIRTHDAY CARD
  • The Crazy challenge - challenge No. 229 - BIRTHDAY CARD - that'll be my RECTANGULAR BIRTHDAY CARD

And now for this week's Friday Funny ... I get to thank facebook for this one too .... ENJOY

Have a great weekend


Debs M said...

Great masterboard and makes - love the birthday card for your friend x

SARN said...

Ha ha ha . . . the FF made me chuckle!

Now then . . . how about that Masterboard eh? It looks totally amazing and I bet you had oodles of fun making it. Terrific use of it in so many cards and the ATC too. Way to go Missus.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fab Masterboard makes there Mrs. I love the Friday Funny too. LOL


Angela Jones said...

Fab project, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments, good luck.
Angie DT

Pat said...

Wow, wonderful set of cards AND an ATC! I love the colourful layers of stencilling and stamping and the pretty shimmer. The Friday funny gave me a laugh too. Have a good weekend Kathy. x

Viv said...

Wow so many creations from just one piece Kathy!loving the Friday funny too he he ;) Viv xx

Sue - said...

Brilliant use of a master board, a lovely set of makes!

Chris said...

Your master board is fantastic...and what a fabulous set of cards you have made from it! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

Kathy S said...

Fun Mixed Media page for the "hip to be square" challenge at Cards in Envy - really creative gift holder. Thanks for entering!!

Seth said...

Very impressive grouping of cards. Thanks so much for using my stamp to such good effect.

Donna said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining the Happy Birthday challenge at Little Red Wagon this week! Donna (DT)

Sybrina K said...

Kathy, Oh my gosh, this background is AMAZING! And, I'm in awe that you created all these wonderful pieces from your one masterboard. WOW!
Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Hip to Be Square Challenge. :)

Melanie Gee said...

Lovely card.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



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Valentina Ivanova said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good Luck! Hugs, Valentina DT

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous card! The square Thank you card for our challenge is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at our Hip to be Square card challenge at Cards in Envy.

jenn shurkus said...

awesome artsy cards!!! :) thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!