Monday, 10 March 2014

My Digital Monday birthday card


It’s My Digital Monday again and here’s a birthday card I made using some of the new items I’ve downloaded for My Digital Studio recently. The DSP is Sweet Sorbet and comes from the SAB digital collection which I earned free when I ordered supplies for a forthcoming class (yes, demonstrators get Sale-a-Bration freebies, too!). 

The candle stamp isn’t included with the original software but it was only £1.50 to add it on. Take a look in my online store at the digital downloads available. The larger collections are several pounds, but there are some for mere pence… and some are even free! If you already use design software, do check out our downloads anyway, as they can be used in other programmes. Download a free or very cheap one to try out if you’re not convinced. 

For this card, I started with one of the card templates provided with the software and then pretty much pulled it apart. I think all that’s left are the two dotted lines!

I practised colouring in a stamp with different colours, just as you would do with a real stamp and markers. This couldn’t be easier in MDS, especially as, unlike with real stamps and markers, you can hit “undo” if you make a mistake! You can change the size of your “brush” so you can colour detailed areas so you can achieve perfection… which, with my card blown up to fill my computer screen, I can see that I haven’t! Just spotted two little bits that aren’t coloured as I intended. 

This strip is made up of two stamps; you can repeat images and then line them up perfectly… easier than using a Stamp-a-ma-jig! 

For the greeting, I “coloured” the letter i (which was actually a small candle) with Very Vanilla so it didn’t show up on the background, then replaced it with one of the candles from the main image. You can crop stamped images, too, so you can just show the area that you want. 

I personally wouldn't print this card out to send as I still prefer real cardstock for birthday cards, but this would be great to send as an e-card if you're running late.


Colours used: Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay

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