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Hybrid Christmas Card

November 9, 2013

Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made using MDS and hand stamping.  I created the background layer in MDS as a card front.  I added a square punch and resized it to the shape of a rectangle to cover the lower half of the card front.  I filled the rectangle with the designer series paper from the Ornamental Christmas Postcard Template.   I created another rectangle to cover the upper part of the card and filled it with Paper 5 from the Sweet Details Designer Series Download and changed the opacity to 60%.  I added the Scallop Trim Border and colour filled it with Early Expresso.  I printed these 4 card fronts to a page onto Whisper White card on my home computer.  A great time-saver as I now I have the basis of four cards.  I created the inside of the card using the same elements and adding a stamp from the Bright Hopes Stamp Brush which I changed to Early Expresso.  Again I printed this out on my home computer as four card fronts.006

I trimmed down the front piece and attached it to scored and folded Chocolate Chip card.  I stamped the solid tree from the Evergreen stamp set onto Very Vanilla card and stamped over the top with the outline tree using Early Expresso ink.  I sponged around the edges of the Very Vanilla card using Crumb Cake ink, attached it to Early Expresso card and then the card front using Dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the More Merry Messages stamp set onto Very Vanilla card , cut the ends into a “v” shape, sponged it with Crumb Cake ink and attached it to the card front using dimensionals in the centre and Glue Dots on the ends.0084

I trimmed the pieces for the inside of the card and attached them without any further embellishment.0094

I am really happy with the way this card looks and love the idea of being able to use MDS together with traditional crafting.

Stampin’ Up! and My Digital Studio are being extra kind to us and for just today only they have announced that you can still purchase the following downloads at 50% off –

Amped Up Ampersands Kit (item 134844)

Hello There Kit (item 133374)

All Time Fave Photobook Template (item 132915)

Modern Medley Overlays Kit (item 134839)

Be Brave Pocket Cards (item 134840)

Nobody’s Business Photobook Template (item 134812)

Autumn Traditions Kit (item 127600)

Afternoon Daydream Kit (item 130861)

So don’t delay, these downloads will return to full price after today.  Check out my online store to see all the great discounts available.  Don’t forget to keep up to date with whats going on at My Digital Studio.  There are some great examples on the blog at the moment using the 50% off downloads.

Bye for now,


One Comment leave one →
  1. November 16, 2013 7:41 am

    Love this card Kris. I am still trying to get my head around creating cards in MDS. Scrapbooking I am all for….. TFS


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