Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Still in love with My Digital Studio

I can't believe I haven't posted a My Digital Studio creation this month.  I originally envisioned sharing at least one project plus a tip or two a week, but I've had so many hand stamped projects to share I haven't had a chance.  So I'm squeezing one in on a random Tuesday.

Created in My Digital Studio.  Colors: Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz, Pool Party, Very Vanilla.  Stamps: Kindred Spirits, Baroque Motifs.   Punches: Scallop Square, Modern Label, Square.  Accessories: Grosgrain Knot, Antique Brads.
This is my mom (right) with her two sisters at my house last March. My mom and the middle sister both live in California and the youngest sister lives here in Utah.  It was very unusual for them all to be here together at the same time so a picture was definitely in order.

Now for the My Digital Studio tip:  Included with My Digital Studio is a Square Scallop punch.  You can resize all the punches any size without distorting it.  But when you enlarge the scallop punch, the scallops get bigger too.  Like this:

This would have been just fine, but it just wasn't what I wanted for this project.  I wanted my scallops smaller and tighter together.  So I took eight square scallop punches and lined them up three across and three down to make a square frame.  I didn't worry about the middle because it was the bottom mat for the pictures.  Here I colored every other scalloped square Pool Party so you can get a better idea how it was put together (it's also easier to line them up if they aren't the same color):

And here is what it looked like when they are all the same color before I added the picture on top:

I wanted some dimension so I grouped them together and added the drop shadow to the whole thing. Almost all the seams (and the hole in the middle) disappeared when I put the Pool Party mat over it.
There was one seam that you could see (only because of the drop shadow) so I put the modern label punch over it to hide it. Easy Peesy.

Would you like to see more MDS tips here on my blog?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.


Yapha said...

Great page! I've used this trick myself, though your way seems easier! Love it!

Shelley Z said...

What a cool idea! I would love to learn more about MDS! Keep the tips coming!

Heidi Baks said...

Great job with the scallop square. I didn't know we had a kindred spirits brush set - Oy! I may need it.

Jen Timko said...

Thanks so much for showing the "behind the scenes" on this. Beautiful!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great tip! So love it!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Awesome page and I loved the tip you shared!! I didn't know about that one! Thanks!