Love Potion for Paper Players Challenge #130

Sweet Baby

Hi Everyone.  Happy Thursday.

Anne Marie recently challenged us to use the colors Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray on a card for the Paper Players.   You can see my original card on this post.  As it is a color scheme completely out of my comfort zone, I decided to challenge myself to use it for two other cards.  This was one of them.

Now, when I tell people I used My Digital Studio on a card, many give me that kind of eye roll that says.... cheat :-)  Well, let me tell you, MDS is a really versatile tool and has become a staple in my crafting.  This card should show you how easy it is to incorporate MDS into a card that doesn't look anything like the flat, one layer, non-textured, card you are expecting!

I opened up MDS and printed out the focal image.  I used the coloring tool to get very precise colors on specific parts of the image.   I sized it to exactly the size I needed and then printed it out.  Once it was printed, I fussy cut around the image and I was ready to build my card.

I pulled out a couple of embossing folders - Chevron and Clouds.  Ran them through my Big Shot.  Ran the Cloud embossed Whisper White card stock through my Big Shot and the Tag die. Stamped the sentiment and cut around it.  I then spent about 15 minutes getting the pieces of my card just the way that I wanted them.

Here's what I came up with..... oh... and I cheated on the color just a little, as I used some of SU's fabulous Polka Dot DSP!

Here's my assembled card:


So, what do you think?  Does it look like what you imagine an "MDS" image card to look like?  Have I convinced any of you try try MDS yet? :-)

On a personal note:

It's still bitterly cold here.  In the minus late teens with windchills around the minus mid-30s.  This cold spell has lasted considerably longer than they first anticipated.   All I can tell you is that it is due to get up to the plus 30s this weekend!   I swear, it's going to feel like summer!

I had to laugh at Rach's comment on the post last night. She made reference to the fact that it was obvious Lou and I didn't have children because of the color of our couch..... Yep, it's been a decade or so since we had to worry about sticky fingers and children crawling over couches!  Actually, I think couch would have proved really popular at the teenage girl sleepover parties that occurred regularly at our house a decade ago .  the girls always used to fight for our couches because they thought THEY were comfortable.  Well, they were... but this one is bigger and even more comfortable.  Mmmm....  Which is worse... a roomful of children - or a roomful of teenage girls?

As always, thank you for visiting my little area of the stamping blogosphere.   Warm hugs and prayers for those that need a little lift tonight.





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Jaydee, this is just adorable! I love the embossing; chevron waves are too awesome! Such a great card!


I find that color combo to be very challenging. You've done beautifully with this card as well. Those clouds and the chevrons are just perfect. :o) You are really selling me on MDS. :o)

LOL! I don't know if I'd want teenage girls or the little ones I have right now. Neither is appealing when it comes to messes. Eek! ;o) I bet that couch WOULD be amazing for sleepovers, it looks incredibly cushy. Do the fur babies all love it?


P.S. Hi Lou! :o)

Doris D.

This is an outstanding card. I love what you did with the colors and the positioning of the sailboat is right on. And I love the cloud embossing folder.


What a sweet nautical card! Your image is simply fantasic as is all that texture! Where do you live that it got to be -30? I was whining about -6 yesterday. Now I am not feeling so bad!
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Love your card and your home! I wish I would have purchased the mds when it was $40.00. Grrrr. Lol. I've played with the trial version a couple of times byt usually get busy and waste a many days doing other things. I think it's in my future, just not sure when yet.
How many children do you have?

Take care,


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