MDS Monday - 'Frozen' inspired card for a birthday girl

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I quite like the idea of providing weekly digital inspiration on a Monday, so here's the second installment of MDS Monday, this week brought to you by my current favourite Disney animation...

My small girl had a birthday party to attend a couple of weeks ago, the theme of which - not unlike probably most seven year old girl parties around at the moment - was Frozen.

A distinct lack of snowflake and/or winter themed items in my crafting arsenal, owing mostly to the fact that snow is never a feature of our climate over here in Perth and I pretty much steadfastly refuse to feature a winter theme in my Christmas crafting (think swimming and salads at Christmas time over snowflakes and sweaters!) and I was fresh out of options...

Enter MDS, along with its myriad options for all things winterish and snowflakey and I was all sorted in no time!

MDS: Watercolored Winter Kit, Daily December Memories Kit, Season by Season Kit, Season of Cheer Stamp Brush Set, Basic Black Texture Stamp Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White Accessories: Soft Sky Seam Binding, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Silver Glimmer Paper

MDS: Watercolored Winter Kit, Daily December Memories Kit, Season by Season Kit, Season of Cheer Stamp Brush Set, Basic Black Texture Stamp Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White Accessories: Soft Sky Seam Binding, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Silver Glimmer Paper

I started with a couple of background papers that I loved from Watercolored Winter, added an overlay stamp pattern from the same kit, and another to add a sponged look around the edges, then went in search of some snowflakes.

I simply typed 'snowflake' into the global search tool (look for the magnifying glass in the bottom right of the program) and was offered such a vast array of options, I hardly knew where to start!

I chose a few patterns that I liked and popped them on my page, dropping some shadows here and there and moving them around until I was happy with the layout.

Here's what it looked like in MDS before I printed it and worked some hybrid magic...

I printed it onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out leaving a small border around the edge, which saved adding an extra layer of cardstock between the printed panel and the base card.

Some Seam Binding tied in a bow, a faceted button and a sparkly number 7 finished the look.

MDS has got me out of a crafting bind on more than one occasion when my 'real life' stamps didn't fit the bill, and the ability to combine digitally designed, printed images with traditional card making in a hybrid project makes for one happy crafter.

I encourage you to check out MDS for your own crafting needs if you haven't already - with a free trial allowing you to dip your toes for 30 days, and the full software setting you back just $24.95, it's well worth the investment.

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