I finished all the webinars and quizzes yesterday for the My Digital Studio certification. All I have to do is design a card (or other project) and have it printed professionally and create a multimedia DVD. I'm excited to see how great the printed card will look. I made a calendar for Mom's birthday, and it turned out beautifully. And the DVD will be a lot of fun! WIth MDS, you can add narration, music, movies and link to other pages. What a fun way to keep in touch with family members who don't live nearby.
Here are a few more hybrid cards I've made. They all use the Summertime Splendor designer paper. The sympathy card is all digital except for the ribbon and layers under the designer paper. The 3×3 cards have extra embellishments (brads, punches, ribbon) and I stamped on the printed paper. I didn't use special paper or card stock since I really was just "playing around." The paper is just cheap printer paper from the "bulk buy" store (Co*t*o).
Sandy asked a great question yesterday. How on earth do you use a digital punch? You select the punch you want (in this case, the oval), and drag it to your canvas. Basically, it blacks out the area you punched, and you can move it wherever you want. I resized the oval and filled it with a blue from the flower. I used the Color Picker option, but you can also fill with Stampin' Up! colors or designer paper. I added a "drop shadow" under the oval so it looks like it's on a dimensional.
Next, I punched another oval inside the first one, and sized it so it was a little smaller. I filled that with a color from the sky in the DSP.
The stamp is one of the "Thoughts and Prayers" sentiments. I stamped it (you just basically drag and drop the image onto your canvas), resized it to fit the oval and changed the color to match the darker oval.
I printed it on my home printer, trimmed it, layered it to the Brilliant Blue card stock, added a ribbon and then layered the whole thing to a Brocade Blue card. Done.
Here are the mini cards. This idea is from Diane Schultz, another demo friend.
For these, I simply created a 6×6 page and added four photo boxes (sized 275×275 px). This makes them about 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 square. (I ended up trimming them a bit more so I could layer on a color and then on the white card.
Select the DSP you want in each box (here – Summertime Splendor) and print. That's it. If you fill the photo box with the paper like I did, it resizes the paper to fit the box. The same paper that fills a 3×3 card will also fill a 12×12 scrapbook page. See how tiny the flowers are on the "I love you" card? Now look at that same paper used on a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card.
For the mini cards, I used –
Stamps: Three Little Words
Ink: Really Rust, Ruby Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White (card base), Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Ruby Red (heart)
Other: Old Olive satin, Whisper White Organza, Heart to Heart punch, silver brads, Trio Flower punch, MDS
For the "From the Heart" card – (you've seen this already here), I used –
Stamps: All a Flutter, Watercolor Trio
Garden Green classic (sentiment) and craft (butterfly); Yoyo
Yellow, Ruby Red Stampin' Write markers
Delight, Garden Green, Confetti White, Vellum card stock; Summertime
Splendor DSP (from My Digital Studio)
embossing powder, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals, My Digital Studio,
large and scallop oval punches, curly label punch
Extra points for you if you've already guessed that the little red heart is covering a "stamp booger." I keep forgetting that some of the die-cut stamps aren't trimmed as close to the image as I'm used to. (Yes, I know I could trim them before I mount them, but I'm too excited to have new rubber to do that.)
Tomorrow is the "pre-order" day for new catalog merchandise. This is a great perk for demonstrators. We'll get a "sneak peek" at the catalog – a few stamp sets, some designer paper, hostess sets and accessories – including new colors!! – and then we can order some of those items so we can be ready to show you the fabulous new products when new catalogs "go live" in July. PLUS – Stampin' Up! is sending a new catalog with that order! So by Friday afternoon, I'll have a 2010-11 IB&C. Totally cool. You can enjoy these little perks for only $99. starting in June. A mini starter kit will be available for a limited time. More details tomorrow.
I'll bring the catalog and My Digital Studio to the stamping room on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. If you want to take a peek or get a quick MDS demo, stop by before 11:30. I'll also have a project for you to make.
Have a wonderful holiday!