Mother’s Day Collection 2014 – Card 2

When Stampin’ Up! first brought out MDS in Australia, I didn’t buy it.  I like the touch & feel of papercraft and couldn’t imagine myself doing much digitally.  I didn’t go the to MDS tour in 2011 (kicking myself now) – I had a new baby, my hubby was away and I still didn’t think I would use MDS.  Now I’m not sure when along the way my line of thought change.  But now I LOVE MDS!  I still make all my cards using traditional paper & adhesive, but love that you can design & print elements that are difficult to do with ink (multiple colours, needs to be straight) or for stamp sets I don’t own and can buy for less than $10 through MDS.  MDS has retired stamps & colours, which is great to be able to keep some of the favourites in the mix!  I think I blogged back at the beginning of my journey about how much of an MDS convert I’ve become.

So, the 2nd Mother’s Day card in the series is a hybrid card, meaning I’ve mixed traditional papercraft with an MDS image.

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The ‘subway art’:

Using MDS I started with a 3″ x 3″ custom project.  I added stamps & embellishments that fit my Mother’s Day theme until the space was full.  I recoloured the images using a combination of pink, blue & yellow tones.  When I was finished, I printed on Whisper White cardstock and used the 3 1/4″ square framelit to cut it out in my Big Shot.

To finish it off:

Add a Melon Mambo mat, three banners*** (Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana), Whisper White Baker’s Twine to a piece of Pool Party cardstock embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Mount this on a C6 Coastal Cabana card.  Add a sentmiment – Happy Mother’s Day from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamped in Melon Mambo and cut out using a Bitty Banner.

This style would also make a perfect baby card, which I might try next!  Kelly x

*** the banner punch is currently unavailable for purchase as Sale-A-Bration has finished.  But it will be in the 2014-15 catalogue launching in July.

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