One of the new downloads for Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio (MDS) this week is the Swallowtail stamp brush image. I debated a long time about buying the Swallowtail stamp from the Spring catalog, but kept waiting. When it showed up in the newest downloads Feb. 26, I jumped on it! I love downloads, because there’s no shipping and you get the product right away.
I played around with it today, and this was the final MDS version. I “stamped” it in Basic Black, then colored it with Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and a tiny bit of Poppy Parade (*sigh* I’m so glad I still have that color in digital!). I added the First Edition stamp as a background, then added an overlay and some splatter. Finally, I printed it on Very Vanilla card stock.
My dear friend Liz, who has been my inspiration all month, I think (and is now responsible for the 5 pounds of weight gain from the almond – amaretto pound cake she gave me the recipe for!), showed me an Easter easel card she made a few years ago. It was so gorgeous, so I decided to CASE it for my butterfly.
I stamped images from “Papillon Potpourri” in Basic Black, colored them with classic ink pads and a blender pen, and punched them with the Elegant Butterfly punch. I used a Finishing Touches edgelit for the Big Shot for the edge.
The “Happy Easter” greeting and another butterfly prop the card open so you can stand it up.
This card is so, so easy to make! You cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base, then score the front of the card at 2-3/4″. When you layer the front to the card, be sure to only adhere the bottom half of the top layer to the bottom half of the card front.
MDS is so much fun to use, and new downloads are available every Tuesday. If you don’t have the program, or if you aren’t sure you could use it, try the free 30-trial! There are lots of instructional videos on mydigitalstudio.net, and I offer MDS classes, too! Join the fun today!
Thanks for stopping by Stampng with Buffy – and have a wonderful day!