You might have noticed masterboards in one of the Stampington and Company magazines. An artist creates a collage sheet and then cuts it up to make a bunch of different cards. It's not my usual style, but when confronted with AMuse's Marvelous Marigolds set, which contains outline and solid flower images, as well as solid leaves, I decided to experiment on a small scale with my own masterboard.
Using a 4.25"x5.5" scrap of card stock (the back of a failed one-layer card), I stamped a bunch of images in shades of yellow and orange Memento ink, cut out pretty strips that had nice balance, and made these two cards.
This first card shows the panel popped up on dimensionals, with bling and pearls added for fun, because, you know, there just wasn't enough on the stamped panel to begin with. *snort* All that happy movement is reminiscent of a busy, loud birthday party.
The second card has the stamped panel glued flat down to the edge of the card vertically to emphasize the verticality of the sentiment. The biggest flower in the darkest color with the biggest pearl is lined up to call attention to the sentiment and reinforce its meaning (one big flower = great friend).
This set is perfect for masterboard treatment...and by balancing all that busyness with a fair measure of empty white space, the cards still feel very clean and graphic. These colors pack a powerful punch of energy, but imagine using cool blues and greens...a completely different vibe would, um, vibrate.
So to speak.
stamps: AMuse Marvelous marigolds, Hero Arts friend sentiment (discontinued), Papertrey Birthday Basics
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones and pearls, dimensionals, glue