The 31% off sale will be extended an extra 14 DAYS!!! Tell me you aren't squealing with excitement right now. I know I was when I got the news - right in the middle of Ikea. It's true. I have no shame.
So without further ado, here is my postcard invitation (front and back). We'll see if my friend approves and then send it off to be printed and - for the first time in a very long time - I will be ahead of the game!
My favorite part of this invitation is the little blue monster in the middle. I found a great invitation on Tiny Prints and thought to myself - with all the cool new features in MDS 2 I'll bet I can make that monster! I'm not making this up - that's really what I thought.
I used the owl punch for the body, bird wings for the horns, half circles for the shoes, triangle for the teeth and then using the line tool I drew a mouth. Using the freeform tool I drew some arms and voila! A monster was born. IT'S ALIVE!! hee hee - sorry, I couldn't resist. I'd like to make the other two monsters at some point, just to see if I can do it, but I was in a hurry to finish so I'll have to try it later.
The rest of the images came from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set, which I absolutely love! I recolored the eyeballs and teeth and added different colored circle punches behind the green monster for spots.
Oh, and one more thing: Stampin' Up release an update yesterday and fixed several problems! I'm happy to report that the program is running MUCH faster and smoothly now. I don't have to wait 30 seconds for a color change anymore! So if you've been waiting for the bugs to be worked out before you purchase MDS 2 or try the Free Trial, don't wait any longer. It's awesome!
I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop - I know I look forward to it each week.