This week's sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary was just in time for a card I needed to create for my nephew's birthday! It had been forever-and-a-day since I played along so I decided to dig in. Here's their fun sketch:
Normally, that skewed panel would have me running for the hills, lol. But I wanted to use the Extreme Skateboard digital stamp in My Digital Studio and the tilted panel seemed like a perfect ramp to me!
Would you believe that there is no traditional stamping on this card? There's hardly any layers or embellishments either! I designed it completely in My Digital Studio to fit on a 4.25" x 5.5" card base. Once it was finished in MDS, I printed in onto Whisper White cardstock, matted it with some Crumb Cake and popped it up on a Midnight Muse card base. The only thing I added were some Mini Silver Brads to the wheels. I have to say I was pretty pleased with how it turned out and I [hope] think my nephew will too!
Since I wanted to use the same image on the inside and it was a digital "stamp", I designed the inside with MDS too. Just copy and pasted the chevron borders from the front, colored them in the same "inks" (Basic Gray, Midnight Muse & Summer Starfruit) and then staggered them. I also played around with the coloring tool in MDS2 that allows you to color sections of a digi stamp just as we would if we used markers to color a rubber stamp. How cool is that?! I used Basic Gray, Baja Breeze and Summer Starfruit to color the sentiment from the Word Play digital set. I also got a little digi crazy with the paint splatter tool--also a new feature of MDS2.
Well, thanks for checking in on me today...lots to do as we get ready for my daughter's birthday tomorrow! Have a great night!