Well, it snowed again yesterday here in middle Tennessee. When that happens it means I usually don't have any time to stamp because I am so busy doing other things. But I do have this quick MDS card to share with you that I made the other day. It's a hybrid Valentine card..of sorts. I say it that way because I didn't actually add anything extra other than a few dimensionals, but since I printed, trimmed it out, and assembled it, I am going to call it hybrid.
Here is a screen shot of the page in MDS. I like to think of it as a card kit because everything needed fits on one sheet of paper. The top half just gets cut off and folded in half to make the card base. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink before layering it with the patterned Springtime Vintage DSP. Important tip: Since I planned on covering most of the Old Olive card front, I placed a white rectangle in the center. This helps save on printer ink.
I printed the next layer as one section so all I had to do is trim the edges and adhere it to the card front. The final step is to trim out the second heart and then place it directly over the other heart with some dimensionals. I really love how this card turned out and it is so easy to do. Since there aren't any embellishments, it makes this card super easy to mail. You may wonder "why bother to go to all that trouble to layer it when I can just print it that way and be finished?" By adding little things like real layers that you can actually touch, sponged edges, and raised embellishments, it gives this card the look and feel of a traditional hand-stamped card. After all, it IS a card for someone I love! If I am going to go to all this effort to make a card, I want it to be extra special.