I don’t know about you but I’m in love with My Digital Studio and I may be addicted to buying downloads each week!! Did you know that every Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! release new downloads!! How great it that!!! You can go straight to them here.
But it’s also good to actually use what you’ve purchased!! I came across a blog today which does a challenge each week, MDS Monday. Check them out here. I haven’t done many cards in MDS yet so I thought I would try out their current card sketch which you can see here. They also include a video to explain some of the techniques used.
So here is the sketch.
And here is my card.
Stamps: Cake & Ice Cream, Always
DSP: Ventian Romance, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Basic Perls, Delicate Doilies sizzlit, circle punch, flag punch
Let me know what you think!!
My birthday was at the end of January and my amazingly talented Stampin’ Sister, Jess, sent me an absolutely awesome birthday card!! She is sooo talented!! Check out her blog here.
I didn’t have the same stamp set that she had used, so I improvised with what I had. I used the Delicate Doilies stamp set (which I love!!) and embossed each of the “doilies” with white embossing powder. I then coloured them using markers and blenders pens. I just love the rounded corner which I tried to punch out but was a dismal failure so I ended up cutting it by hand. Sometimes, you just have to go the old fashioned way!!
I also love the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit!! Too pretty!!
Stamp sets: Delicate Doilies, Curly Cute
Ink: Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight, Versa Mark
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Doilies sizzlit, White embossing powder, heat gun, blender pens, Naturals Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine.
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I have had the Paper Doily Sizzlit for a while now and I think it is gorgeous!! I haven’t used it on a card yet, so when I came across this one by Amy’s Paper Crafts on Pinterest, I just had to give it a try!
Australian paper sizes are slightly different to American and this just wasn’t going to fit Portrait for me, so I turned it on it’s side.
The sizzlit is a bit challenging to run through the Big Shot and get a good cut out but I played with my “sandwich” and eventually got it to work nicely. My first attempt looked nice but I felt like it was missing just a little something. Here is the first one.
So on my second attempt, I ran the whisper white background through the Petals a Plenty embossing folder, and voila! Awesomeness!!!
Stamp Set: Friendship Preserves
Paper: International Bazaar, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Doily Sizzlit.