Well, for the second week, it looks like my PPA (Pals Paper Arts) challenge entry will be from the digi side. I’m getting more and more used to using My Digital Studio, the Stampin’ Up! digital scrapbooking/paper arts program. Actually, what’s really nice is that as I’m working on a project, if I find I need something, I can just order it from SU and download it instantly! It may be EVEN BETTER than getting that brown box delivered to my door! Talk about instant gratification!!
This week’s challenge was a Valentine’s challenge based on this picture – the “Lady in Red”. I wanted to pull in some of the rich colors – the deep reds and shadowy greys. I thought there was an overall sense of sophistication that I wanted to mimick in my card.
- To get the embossed look in the background, make your stamp the same color as the cardstock color, and apply a drop shadow. You actually have to place two of the same stamp image (one on top of the other) and reverse the drop shadow for the second image. So, in the properties for the shadow, if one is 3 x 4, the other should be -3 x -4.
- Get the VersaMark look like I did with the Extreme Element stamp (behind the heart) by making the stamp color darker than your cardstock color, and change the opacity level until you’re happy with the look. In this case I started with black “ink” and set the opacity to 13.
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CS Colors: Real Red*, Basic Grey*
DSP: Love Letter
Stamps: Extreme Elements*, Lots of Love, Love Bandit, Chat Room Love
Punches: Rounded Square Punch*
Accessories: Antique Brads, Seam Binding II Ribbon, Basic Pearls and Rhinestones
(*These items come with the My Digital Studio software)
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