Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love Birds

I was playing around with My Digital Studio today and opened up one of the new downloads I just got - the Love Birds kit. It's adorable - I've been eyeing it in the catalog since it came out - and I was so excited to see it become available for MDS. I absolutely love that the same papers and embellishments I use all the time are also available in a digital format. Stampin' Up designs are the best out there!

My friend Stephanie - also my upline - is having her first girl (after 3 boys!) and she mentioned that she'd wanted to create some wall art for the nursery using MDS. I offered to send a few ideas her way, however the visions that were in my head just don't seem to be coming out right on paper. Good thing I'm not actually wasting any supplies!

Anyway, as I was playing around with yet another idea, I stumbled onto this design and thought it would be perfect for a Valentine's card. Simple, not too many elements. I like it. I think my hubby might like it too :)

I really wanted to add a scalloped rectangle, but since that punch doesn't exist I had to make my own. I used the square scallop punch and expanded it to the size I wanted. I duplicated the square and then overlapped them to make the rectangle.

After that, I used the Paper Fill option. I had to line up the paper so that the seam wasn't noticeable, but it wasn't too hard. I double clicked on one square to bring up the paper, and moved it around until it was where I wanted. Just FYI, you won't be able to add a drop shadow if you use this technique, because it will show the seam.

Now - I'd better get back to that wall art!