Sunday, February 23, 2014

MDS Hybrid Birthday Card

I have a bit of a conundrum with my lovely boyfriend.  He is very good at picking out sappy, sentimental cards.  In fact, that's one of the things I really like about him and I so enjoy getting those cards from him.  But I cannot possibly let him go to Safeway and buy a sappy card when I could handcraft a beautiful card for him, now could I?  So we had to come up with a compromise...

I learned something very important through our design process - a birthday card for Mom cannot just be a birthday card, it has to say "Mom" on it, lest she forget...  I was lacking the perfect stamp for this occassion so I turned to MDS, Stampin' Up's digital design software. and created one.

I combined two sentiment stamps for my little tag.  The "Mom" stamp is from the Stamp Brush Set, Family Reunion.  The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from "Messages for Mom."  To sap it up a bit, I added one of the sentimental phrases from "Messages for Mom" to the liner of the card.

I used the same layout as this card, but mixed it up a bit with the colors and DSP.  I felt like the bright colors from the Gingham Garden DSP was more her style.

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