Monday, June 21, 2010

Creating Cards with MDS

MDS. Hum, what is that? It is My Digital Studio ("MDS"). Okay, so, what is that? It is software that enables you to digitally create a variety of products including (but not limited to) photo albums, cards, calendars, individual scrapbook pages, and multimedia projects that use exclusive Stampin’ Up! art, accessories, and colors. When printed with Stampin' Up!’s professional print services or your own printer, your projects can be combined with traditional Stampin' Up! products to create unique, multidimensional “hybrid” projects. You might be saying, well, it's scrapbooking software, but actually that is just one feature of MDS. I love computers and when MDS was introduced last year, I flipped for joy. My only problem is there are so many Stampin' Up! products, that sometimes I just don't have enough time to play with them all. So . . . this afternoon I finally had a chance to do something that I've been wanting to do, well, for months! Play with creating some cards with MDS.

Below is a picture of the download called "Summer Splendor". You can use them as a 12" x 12" page, or crop them and just use a section of the page to create a card. This download is only $4.95 and you always have it! One of the many benefits of MDS!

I'm sure you are looking at the above pages in awe, now aren't you. Well, here are the cards I created. Many thanks to a demonstrator by the name of Patty Bennett who shared how to do these cards!!!

Can you see what section of the paper I used? I did print these out on a color laser print on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the word phrase using Classic Basic Black ink, then accented the flowers by covering them with Crystal Effects. This is called "hybrid" when you use computer generated images and combine them with embellishments.

I printed out the portion of the paper that I wanted to use, stamp the word image onto the cardstock and used Gold Smooch Spritz to add some shimmer, then finished it off with the White Organza ribbon!

After printing out the portion of the paper, I just stamped the word image!!! I love these flowers!!

Here is one more! The Happy Birthday is punched and mounted onto the card using Dimensionals.

Of course, each paper that is printed is mounted on coordinated colors of cardstock. I am absolutely thrilled with how they turned out. I am going to now try these by adding greetings from MDS and then print it out!!! I'll keep you posted!

Um .. computers and stamping .. two of my very favorite things!!!


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