MDS Monday - Digital Lego is Awesome!

My handsome "nephew" and godson Noah turned five last month and as with most children between the ages of three and 43 that I know, his current obsession is all things Lego.

He has quite the collection of the stuff, which we happily added to with a gift for his big day, along with a card that I challenged myself to create using MDS.

There is seemingly nothing that can't be achieved with this program...

MDS downloads: Punches - assorted; Stamp Brush Set - Enjoy Every Moment; Fonts - KG Love You Through It, Denne Shuffle Euro Hollow Paper: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP Accessories:  Circle Card Thinlits, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

MDS downloads: Punches - assorted; Stamp Brush Set - Enjoy Every Moment; Fonts - KG Love You Through It, Denne Shuffle Euro Hollow Paper: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP Accessories:  Circle Card Thinlits, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

I will admit to taking quite some time over putting this guy together - there were some punches that I had to adjust from their original format in order to create the shapes that I needed on several occasions, and lots and lots of layering of punches to cover up parts that I didn't want showing etc.

To give you an idea of what I mean, here he is in the MDS screen, showing all the different parts that went into creating him...

I also had to contend with my husband - the biggest kid and most dedicated Lego fan that I know - who wasn't happy with the anatomical correctness of the first one that I printed and made me re-do it with proportions and shapes that he was happy with.

Quality control is where it's at...

I made the base of the card using my Circle Card Thinlits, adding on an extra length of card that can be folded in front, creating a space to write a birthday message.

The worst part about these cards is that I find them incredibly difficult to photograph!  Hopefully you can get the idea...

When it's opened right out, the little Lego guy spins around, leaving a second circular spot for a greeting, which I also created using MDS and a fun, 3D font...

I had so much fun playing around with an idea and bringing it to life with MDS. One of my favourite things to do in the program is to push it to limits that I haven't tried before, just to see where I can go with it.

Turns out, I can go all sorts of places, and I love that!

If you have yet to try MDS, give it a crack for free for 30 days, or invest in the full program for just $24.95 and see where you can take it!

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