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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Digital Studio Christmas Card

I used the Greeting Card Kids stamp brush set for this Christmas card using Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio 2.  While I have been wanting to use the images in this set for a long time, I wanted to color in the images.  I just figured out how to color in the image using Photoshop Elements.  If you know of an easier way, please let me know!

I started by making this image in MDS2 and saved it as a JPEG.  Then I loaded the image into Photoshop Elements and used the quick selection tool to select the different areas to fill with color.  The only problem was that using color fill also filled in the lines that gave detail to the image.  This Greeting Card Christmas Girl looked very sad without a face.

Hmmm, I was stuck for a few minutes on what to do.  My solution was to finish coloring in the areas even though I lost the details.  I saved the JPEG and uploaded it into MDS2 as a photo.  I made the photo the same size as an A2 card.  I then "restamped" the Greeting Card Christmas Girl on top of the JPEG.  It took a little bit of time to realign the images so they were exactly the same size and in the same place.  Thank goodness for the arrow keys.  My friend, Christi, showed me how to use the arrow keys to fine tune the placement of any digital images.

After that, it was relatively easy to add the sentiment and ribbon.  I love how MDS2 allows you to color parts of the stamped image and recolor the ribbon.  Now you can have ribbon and other embellishments in any color that you want!  I originally used Old Olive ribbon and changed the color to Always Artichoke.

Have a Merry Christmas!  Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
130644 My Digital Studio 2 Download $39.95
123961 Greeting Card Kids Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download $3.95
127756 Very Merry Twenty-Five Designer Tags - Digital Download $3.95
128872 Holiday Harmony II Kit - Digital Download $7.95
122156 Taffeta Ribbon Color Pack - Digital Download $4.95

Visit my online store to get your supplies for this project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

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