Friday, August 3, 2012

MDS Blog Hop - Our 1st Anniversary!

I can not believe it has been one year since we kicked this MDS Blog Hop off! What an amazing year it has been! So to celebrate our HUGE achievement, today's challenge was to create a Anniversary Card! So mine did not quite get to Anniversary but stayed a Thank you Card instead.
This card shows just a few of the new fabulous features in the MDS2 program. They are Cropping Stamp Images, Coloring Tool on Stamps, and Watermark. Yep, I used the coloring tool to color those leaves. It works better when you zoom in while in the coloring tool screen so you can see the detail. The YOU is from Your my Sunshine stamp image and in the new Watermark color in Color Fill. (tip- hit RESET in the Color Palette for it to show up) The "thank" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes Thank You stamp image. The "very" is from Send me Soaring hope everything stamp image. I just cropped it to VERY only. WOW, huh? Possibilities are endless with cropping! The "much" is a text font called Shadowed Serif. I made my own background with heart to heart stamp image from Wedding Words. There are groups and groups of them on a lower opacity background of same color. The flower stamp images are also from Wedding Words. 
The back of the card features how I made my own watermark. I was able to create it and then group it. (group and ungroup are now located on right click too!) Now right click and save group with naming it. Now when you are in ANY other size project, you can right click and see Import Saved Group. I even saved the MDS logo to place on all my cards.

Since it is our anniversary we are offering YOU a challenge! We would love to see you create a "celebration-ish" card on MDS or MDS2 and post it to and tag it "MDS Blog Hop Challenge Card". Then we will go check them all out!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by our blog hop over the past year! Love to hear what you think so take a minute and be sure to leave a comment. Even what you would like to see moving into our second year.
Check out what my talented MDS Blog Hop friends created this week! If someone is missing as you hop, just come back here and move to the next person.


Cori said...

Beautiful card Cindy - and I always love the blog hop! I had no idea about the saved group feature -awesome! :)

Holly VanDyne said...

LOVE this card, Cindy! I almost used that paper on mine (now I'm glad I didn't! LOL) Happy Anniversary!

Julie D said...

This is a very pretty card, Cindy! I LOVE the color combo and your watermark is very cool! I may have to add something like that to the back of my card!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Cropping stamps, really? :) I need to get my act together and join, lol! Great card btw!