I have such a blessed life, and I am always appreciative for it. Outside of paper crafting, I am an accountant with an amazing company that takes really great care of me. After 12 years in the Corporate Accounting department, our fearless leader, David, is moving to Australia to start a new job there (he’s staying with our company, but he won’t be in our office anymore). We’re a really close-knit group, so there are going to be a lot of emotions over the next week.
To send David off on his new journey, I was tasked with creating a card for us to all sign. I knew I needed a 6″ x 6″ card so that everyone could sign it, and I knew I wanted something masculine and appropriate for this event. I turned to MDS2+ and came up with this:
I love the idea of a hybrid card (one part digital, one part paper crafting). The textures on the front of this card are beautiful and professional-grade, so MDS really does its job.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Layering made easy. I wanted a slightly weathered look with my card front, so I paired some ink splatters and a weathered background with the sentiment. Aside from the fact that you can “undo” or “delete” elements you aren’t satisfied with, I love that you can alter the opacity of the images or the color of the images. It’s really cool! I lightened the Early Espresso and Baja Breeze ink splatters to better accentuate the wonderful sentiment.
- Adding depth to the project. The program also allows you to drop a shadow underneath a shape (I added it to the sentiment) and to change the opacity, color and clarity of the shadow. It’s the shadow that really adds depth to this card front.
Have you tried MDS? If you haven’t tried it, won’t you give it a try? You don’t have to completely give up playing with ink and paper to play around with digital. Make it a hybrid event.
MDS elements: Ink Splatters, Extreme Elements, Daring Adventure MDS Colors: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze Papers: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze Accessories: 3/16″ Corner punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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