There is nothing more satisfying than being able to share your art with the world. Whether this is in person – giving a handmade card, online – posting a creation on Pinterest or as the middle man – creating for someone else.
My mum and I have a small Facebook business where we sell our creations (Mummy & Me Handmade – if you’d like to have a look!). It brings us great joy to be able to make beautiful cards, different from anything available in a newsagency. Though, despite my love of all things handmade, I do have a soft spot for a simple printed greeting card.
Today I had a request on my business page for a card with a saying that the customer had seen on a simple printed greeting card. But she wanted a handmade, deluxe edition. Those that make cards would know that lots of text on a stamped card is difficult. This is where I am loving the (not-so-new-now) MDS – My Digital Studio. The program is only $24.95 (no postage required as it downloads straight to your computer) and allows you to create using Stampin’ Up colours, images and products from the range. It comes with a generous range of included software including current & retired colour range, DSP, punches and embellishments. You can add your own fonts and photos at no extra cost and can purchase content to suit your projects (ie, stamps, papers, designer kits) through the Stampin’ Up! online store. Extra downloads are very affordable and instantaneous, meaning you’ll never be without the perfect stamp again. Images can also be designed to be compatible with e-cutting machines.
So, using MDS, I was able to create my text and once printed, add this to my card design. The colours are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green and Rose Red. I loved the finished product so much that I’m making another one for my husband for V-Day next week. The saying sums me up perfectly! Kelly x