Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Masterboard Inchies

I recently joined a swap hosted by a member in the Paper Traders group. The challenge was to create a masterboard  with inks and stamps and cut or punch the inchies from it. Then to make a little accordion booklet to mount them in. 

The supplies
So I gathered some supplies. Some glossy paper, ink pads, brushed and some fun stamps. I went with the spring fairy theme, as I wanted to make the inchies bright and colorful. I selected two wonderful stamp collections from crafty secrets full of flowers and fairies.I selected another set that had several floral images that I thought would add nice floral flourished to the project.

The Masterboard
 Inks in several brilliant spring colors were applied in random areas of the 8.5 x 11 shiny white gloss coated paper until the entire sheet was covered in color. Several stamps were selected at this time. The 1st layer of stamping was with background stamps such as the musical notes, both printed and cursive text in deeper shades of the background colors. Then with the deeper inks the fairies and the flourishes were added.

The booklets
While working on this project I came across a Graphics 45, 8x8 paper pad and thought the images would be a fabulous addition to the inchies, so I cut out a few of them and glued them onto the coordinating inchie for embellishment, with a little fairy dust added as a final touch.
The inchies were ready to mount into the prepared book.
I do hope the participants of this trade will enjoy these little creations, as they were great fun creating and assembling!


  1. LOVE your inchie accordion books GiGi and that is one beautiful masterboard too!

    1. Thank you so much, it was so much fun, too!

  2. Love this little creation of yours GIGI, been having a quick scroll through your blog...coloured & patterned duck tape don't seem to have made it across the pond but my granddaughter (lives in Maine) loves the stuff & taught herself how to make the flowers that o on pencil tops via a YouTube tutorial at the age of 8 :-)