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.
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.