A Masterboard is paper or card that you embellish yourself and has many uses such as matting and layering, as the focal point on a design and to make die cuts and punched elements or wherever your imagination takes you.
I enjoy making them because they are more personal than the background papers you can buy and no-one else will have the same design.
Sometimes if I make one that I would like to use for several projects, I scan it and keep the original so that I can use it again.
I will be uploading some of my favourite Masterboards here with ideas of how to use them and info on how they were created.

I normally use A3 paper or card because it gives me more to work with but it could be any size.
I have found that if you have a laser printer you can get very good copies to save as inspiration or to use on another project.

Here are a few more ideas I've used recently:


Masterboard Techniques I've found on YouTube:
Eileen Godwin



March 2016


February 2016

A card I made from the Masterboard above.

Fun With Masterboards and Picasa 3.

This is the original using distress inks through a stencil.

And playtime with Picasa to alter the colours.

Alice Masterboards.

Card sample.

Changing colours with Picasa .

Christmas is coming so here are some festive Masterboards:

Masterboards made using tissue paper placed onto damp paper or card so that the colour bleeds into it.

I then stamped onto this one using Paper Artsy stamps.

And here is what I made with them:

Masterboard from my friend Gloria.

Here's what I made.

Chocolate Baroque.

More Boards.

Artist Trading Cards

Sent a similar Masterboard to my friend Gloria.

Here is what she made.

Mini Book

Gloria sent me this Masterboard.

And I made this.

Graphic 45 stamps.

                                               Card samples.

  • Distress Ink and text stamp.

Card samples.

  • Gelli Print.

Card sample.

  • Butterfly Masterboard.

Card Sample.

  • Indigo Blu stamps.

Card sample.

  • Bird design.


  • Steampunk stamps by Sam Poole

Card Sample.

  • Gothic Style.

Sample using Stampotique stamps.

  • Steampunk Masterboard.


  • Chocolate Baroque stamps.

  • ATC sample.

Back soon with more ideas,
Angela x


  1. Well, I didn't have to go far to learn about Masterboards. These are amazing and very inspiring.
    Cathy woyww #61

  2. Aah Masterboards explained...and I do make background papers using these techniques myself, never knew they were called Masterboards - thanks for the info and love your designs, Carole Z X woyww #49


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