Where have I been? In "school," that’s where! I have almost totally engrossed myself in learning all that I can about My Digital Studio, the new Stampin’ Up! product that you’ll be able to order beginning less than a week from today! Finally, on October 1st, you’ll be able to order your very own copy of this great digital paper crafting program.
And I want to be here for you when you start using it to help you get off to a quick start with it.
In previous posts I shared some of the projects that I’ve made with MDS. Today I’d like to share a few techniques that I’ve learned from my own practice with the program as well as from seeing the work that other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have done.
I know it’s only September. But, by the time you’ll be able to order My Digital Studio, it will be October, and I need to get those greeting cards done quickly. And, yes, I send Halloween cards. It’s one of those times when I can make silly projects and I’ll only offend those who are offended by Halloween in the first place. (Of course, I definitely do not impose my Halloween cards on those who find Halloween offensive, for whatever reason.)
In this card, I made a "punch" pumpkin out of designer paper of my OWN design! How can you do that, you may ask? In MDS it’s easy. Just superimpose two different digital papers (or the same paper set at different angles) and reduce the opacity of one or both so you can see through them. Voila! Here I have some Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black mixed together, with some stripes and polka dots. And the little spider on the right is hanging on three of his wordy webs. That’s done by placing the whole spider "stamp" on the card three times, lining them up nicely, then placing small squares of black "card stock" over the spider in the top two webs. Super easy!
If you’re used to using any kind of digital imaging program, you’re already very experienced in this sort of digital TRICKery. But it’s definitely a TREAT to do with this Stampin’ Up! digital papers and images.
Today, one of my neighbors who’s going to be moving to the mainland is coming over to play in the craft room. Want to bet I’ll have her at my computer, too? But for sure I’ll have something I’ve made with paper to show off tomorrow.