I wanted to show you a card using the Walk in the Park Digital Kit, one of the 31 Downloads on sale this month for 31% off. Since MDS2 was released this month, I've been having a great time exploring all the new features, and making digital cards and tags.
All the elemnets on this card are from the Walk in the Park Kit. You'll find so many ways to use the various stamps, embellishements, and Designer Series Paper, it will keep you occupied for hours. (Read that as "addicted" if you dare.)
Walk in the Park Kit #129607
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If you haven't ventured into the world of digital cardmaking and scrapbooking yet, you're missing out on a whole new mode of expressing your creativity. You'll use the same Stampin' Up! quality in the digital content that you've appreciated in the paper and ink products.
What if you just can't stay away from the card stocks, punches, ribbons, and all in your craft room, but want to experiment with some digital products? The good news is that you can create something in MDS2, then embellish it with items from your studio. It's called a "hybrid" – the best of both worlds. Here's an example of a hybrid card I didlast year.
For this Fathers Day card, I created the focal point in MDS. I started with a background using one of the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP) designs. Then I decreased the opacity of the DSP so that it was lighter than the original, and added the stamp on top. I wanted the ship to be larger than the actual rubber stamp version, which was really simple to resize in MDS. You can't do either of these techniques with paper and ink.
The rest of the card was done in the studio with card stock, DSP, stamps, and embellishments.
Do you ever look at a set of Designer Series Paper, and like only one or two of the designs? I do that a lot, and when I buy the collection, I end up with a lot of leftover DSP I don't use. If you're like me, you'll really appreciate that the digital form of DSP is less expensive than the paper version, and you can print out only the design you want to use.
If you're tempted to give MDS2 a try, then you'll want to take advantage of the 30 Day FREE Trial. You'll receive the full program with all the design functions, and a sample of digital content. Use it for 30 days, and if you find you want more, you can purchase the program at that point. Meanwhile, during the trial period, you can download extra digital content that you'll keep whether you purchase the program or not.
When you're ready to purchase, you'll find more information on MDS2 prices here.