Happy Friday to you! It sure is a happy day here! I had the BEST downline meeting last night! After hosting a downline meeting, or even attending a stamping event, it completely rejuvinates me and confirms why I do what I do! I am so lucky to have all the amazing stampers in my life! Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL gifts (and yes, I'll share!) and amazing presentations. It truly was a GREAT night!
Our challenge this week on MDS was to come up with a photo card. I am super excited to make my Christmas cards in MDS this year and send them off to print...no pressure, create once, hit send and VOILA! LOVE THAT! Now the only thing is WHAT CARD? I have created three for you today to check out. Now I will say these aren't the photos I'll be using (have to surprise you later with those:), but I wanted to give you an idea of what my card may look like.
To create all three of my cards I started with a template already created by Stampin' Up!. The hardwork was done, now all I had to do was plunk in my photo, switch up the colours and voila! I plunked in a photo on the first template so you can see where the photo was placed......it was a birth announcement card! How fun is that?
I switched out the DSP to be the Noteworthy DSP, added a Christmas stamp, a little bling and the ornaments! Easy Peasy! I find it hard to even tell they are the same card template as the colours and purpose are so different.
This next card, (and feel free to click on it to see it larger) is actually a tri fold card. It looks a little "funny" all laid out open, but that's the jist of the card. I played around with my photos in iPhoto to antique them a bit as I thought it matched the DSP a bit better. I like to do this to photos when the colours my kids wear don't really match or suit a purpose. This way you aren't drawn to a set colour or item in a photo and it tends to blend a little more.
As you can see in the photo, it's a really simple card that focuses on the photos...I only used two stamps and no bling on this card. The template for this card is actually from the Graduation download! How crazy is that???? (I forgot to add the photos in on the original template, but they are in the same spot as they are on the card that I made.
I love the trifold Christmas card and this may be what I end up using for my cards. I love that you can design on the back (maybe include my "year in review" letter or more photos) and there is a large canvas to work with. What do you think, do you like tri folds?
My last little creation is a Christmas card template, but I wanted to personalize it a little! I love the simplicity of this card but needed to swtich out the colours just a little bit based on my photo.
For the photo, I edited it again in iPhoto (this is my idea of photo editing...a click or two of a button:) I selected all the elements and dragged them up a bit on the card. I then colour matched the ornaments to the photo, switched up the background and inserted a vintage overlay on top.
Not that I don't love you guys or your stopping by but SERIOUSLY these cards all together took me less than an hour! How awesome is that!?!? Now it's just picking which one I like best......I'd love to hear your opinion! Which one do you like best and why:) Remember, the photos will be different, but does one card jump out at you a little more?
Have a WONDERFUL day! Drop by the other blogs on the hop and see what amazing things they have done with their photo cards!