Honestly, making my own photo cards was one of the things that first attracted me to MDS. It is so expensive going to a studio, and having them make them for you.
I take my own picture, and create something beautiful and unique on MDS.
And as a bonus, Stampin' Up! has offered lower bulk print pricing just in time for the holidays! Make sure to update your MDS Software the next time you use it, and the updated pricing will be reflected.
Here are a few Christmas Photo Cards that I made this week...
This first one is actually a picture we had taken last year when we were vacationing at the Cape.
We haven't gotten around to taking this years picture yet. :)
I started with a blank postcard template in MDS, and used Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. Then I added the Dot Dot Dot stamp on top of it, and changed the color to white. Cool, huh? I made my own DSP! Love that I can do that!
Then I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to the bottom, and layered the Brocade stamp on top of it. I changed the color to white, and brought the opacity down quite a bit.
A simple White Grosgrain Ribbon lies across the middle. I added the Perfect Layer punch, and filled it with Chocolate Chip cardstock and added a white mat around it. Then I just dropped my greeting inside it. Super easy! I just then added a text box, and signed our names.
Well, of course I had to make a second one, because Bella wasn't in the picture with us. And she is a HUGE part of our family. So, here is a Bella card! :)
On this card, I started with Soft Suede Cardstock. I layered the Parlor Prints background stamp on top of it, and changed the color to white, again bringing down the opacity so it looks more like a watermark.
I then just added in my picture and added a second box underneath it (by inserting a square punch). I filled the color with Cherry Cobbler and added my greetings. Super easy! I used Lots of Tags shape #1 for the greeting. I filled it with Early Espresso and added a white mat around it.
Both of these greetings come from the Wishes and Greetings Digital Brush Set. It's FANTASTIC!
It has a lot of wonderful sentiments and greetings for the holidays.
Thanks for stopping by on the hop today! Make sure you continue along and check out what the other gals have done. They are super talented and I know you will get some more great ideas for your holiday cards!
12. Holly VanDyne