Sunday, August 18, 2013
Celebrate! A CAS Card from My Digital Studio
I hope all of you are having a great weekend so far! I wanted to play around in my craft room this evening so I decided to create a card using the FMS99 Sketch at Freshly Made Sketches along with a few My Digital Studio (MDS) images.
I know some of you have mentioned that you own MDS but feel a bit intimidated to use it for creating cards, but it is quite easy to learn the basics- I love it for creating "hybrid" cards (the black printer ink is so crisp and clean looking).
I have a few customers who have purchased MDS and these cards are created to encourage them to use the program (ladies, you know who you are :-)) and hopefully, if this applies to you as well, then you may also be encouraged to get started!
Again, if you have not visited the Freshly Made Sketches site this week, please try to take the time to do so! Amazing how many cards can be created using one sketch!!
To create this card:
In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the stamp brush set from Postage Due (the large stamp with the bicycle) and the Paris stamp. The 3 cent stamp is from the2012 Sale-A-Bration stamp brush set, Fresh Vintage and the sentiment is from the 2013 Sale-A-Bration, Feeling Sentimental set. If you do not have the Sale-A-Bration stamp brush sets (they were only available during that year's Sale-A-Bration as one of your free with $50 options) then you could use another stamp from Postage Due and a sentiment from one of the sets that you do own (of course, as you know, this entire card could be made with the actual stamps as well versus MDS).
Re-size the images – click on the image and use the “handles” created by the program (hold your mouse key down as you drag to enlarge or reduce). I reduced the size of the background to fit onto the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base and changed the opacity to 40%- see note below. Print onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (*** Note *** I did not realize that my printer would print the opacity of 40% on the Basic Black ink with a purple hue, but it matches Wisteria Wonder – love it when that happens!! :-)
I reduced the stamp images to fit within the 1” Square Punch but hand cut the Parisian stamps since there is a bit of an arch at the top and bottom. Again, use your rulers in the program at the top and the side to help determine the size of the images and sometimes, you may have to go back in to re-size and re-print until you are comfortable with the program (but keep the first images for another card).
Use the Postage Stamp with Basic Black cardstock to create the frames for the stamp images, and mount these onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder Designer Series Paper (DSP) using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. Adhere the DSP layer to a piece of Basic Black cardstock and add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow.
Mount the Postage Due image onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock ( *** Note- Secret *** I had to cut the lower piece off of the background and position at the bottom so it would fit onto the cardstock layer- I covered the gap with the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon- now you know another one of my secrets :-)).
Layer the background panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and onto the Wisteria Wonder card base- add the vertical DSP layer with the stamps and bow.
Create the banner points on the sentiment using a 1” Square Punch, layer onto Wisteria Wonder cardstock and “mirror” the points with 1” Square Punch (or by hand) and repeat the steps with Basic Black.
Adhere the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the Rhinestones to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Postage Due, Feeling Sentimental, Fresh Vintage (all MDS)
Ink: Printer Ink- Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: 1” Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Rhinestones
I know that the images are digital, but if I had not told you, possibly you would not know...I hope this can inspire you to use your program for cards and other projects and not just for scrapbooking (although it is great for that as well!)...
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- have a wonderful Sunday!!