So a few weeks ago my son was invited to a pirate themed birthday party. I knew the parents were going all out for this party as Logan's friend Maddy is a huge Pirates of the Caribbean fan. So I needed to come up with a cool "pirate" card and was a little concerned when I soon realized that I had no pirate stamps! So I quickly decided to look through my "stash" of My Digital Studio Downloads and was delighted to find From the Crypt. Now I know that this is more of a Halloween set but just look what I came up with:
I love the fact that this program allows you to create quick and easy Hybrid Projects like this card. I resized the skull image, "stamped" it in Basic Grey, changed the opacity, added a slight drop shadow and created a text box to make a customized greeting, then printed it out on Very Vanilla card stock. Of course it needed to be destressed so I misted on some water and used the Destressing Essentials Kit Tea Stain Ink. I also stamped the crown from Extreme Elements using Black Craft Ink and Heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder, then added a Rhinestone Jewel. Next I wrapped some Hemp Twine around it and attached a Trinket Key. The whole piece was then matted on Basic Black card stock that had been embossed with both the Square Lattice Folder and the Stripes Folder. Lastly it was mounted onto a Cherry Cobbler base.
And here's what the inside looked like:
I printed the inside sentiment on Very Vanilla then stamped over it using the Woodgrain Background stamp and Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I then added the ship from Open Sea using Basic Grey ink that had first been stamped off.
So I think all in all I was successful in my Pirate Quest:) I really encourage you to give My Digital Studio a try. It is so much more then just a "Digital Scrapbooking" program. You can create Custom cards, Hydid projects, Home Decor and Party Decorations be sure to check out tons of cool ideas HERE. And right now Stampin' Up! is having a My Digital Studio Contest where you can win $500 worth of FREE downloads!
Have a great day!