Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Using My Digital Studio to Design

I needed to get working on my swaps for our upcoming team meeting on Sunday, so I decided I'd do a hybrid project to show the versatility of My Digital Studio.  I just love the Sweet Pea designer papers.  I  saw a card posted recently on a stamping blog somewhere, based on this one that you simply print out from MDS, all ready to go.  It is a 5 x 7 card, using the Sweet Pea papers add-on to MDS:


I thought it was a cute card, but I'm a layers gal, so I decided to create my card from scratch using My Digital Studio.  Mine is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  After playing around for a while, here's what I came up with.  I'm still debating about adding a sentiment, but so far I like it without:


My hybrid card added some layering to the MDS version.  Mine is a tent card, with the fold on top.  I used Chocolate Chip textured card stock for the card base, an accent of Rose Red textured card stock with Pretty in Pink brads, and So Saffron card stock (non-textured) to frame the image.  The  bottom border is from the Sweep Pea DSP pack.  My main image is from the digital My Sweet Pea MDS add-on.  I cropped the original DSP sheet, made the image smaller, and printed it out onto Whisper White card stock.  This was then trimmed and adhered to the So Saffron mat.  I wrapped 1/4 inch Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon around the card once it was assembled.  Here's the hybrid version, which I made six of for our swap:


It was fun designing something in MDS - it saved me cutting up the little bit of Sweet Pea DSP that I have, and I was size the main image as I needed for my card, making me able to reproduce the main image multiple times to make six cards instead of having to buy three packs of the Sweet Pea DSP.  Man, I love My Digital Studio!  Have you gotten your copy yet?  It works on Windows and on the Mac.  I'd be happy to help you get a copy - simply email me or better yet, click on the 'Order Online' button on the left panel of my blog.  It will take you to my Stampin' Up! webpage where you can shop from the catalog directly!  My Digital Studio is item 118108, and is $79.95.  Did I mention you can use your credit card and shop online?  What are you waiting for?

6 comments:

Terri Honz said...

This is a brilliant idea! I always run into the problem of not having enough dsp for a class. I never thought to print it off from MDS. I will definately be using this idea! Thanks for the idea!

Jen Timko said...

So clever! Thanks for the MDS ideas! Love the card!

Cindy said...

One of these days, I'm going to load MDS and start playing....this idea is brilliant!

maryr917 said...

very pretty card-love what you have done with the mds software

Adriana Benitez said...

Fantastic idea! Adds value to MDS for customers, too. How many people would love to be able to have lots of the same pattern for a set of cards (like Christmas).
Love the look of your site, too. Beautiful!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How fun, to see this twist on using MDS! And cute, too. . .