April 13, 2011


With Graduation season coming up I thought I should feature an invite to an open house that I had designed. This will be for my husband's graduation from his master's program this spring- it is just waiting on a nice picture of him (which I plan to take at Easter when he is all spiffied up) and a "join us" type message.

In the meantime, I have a placeholder picture put in so that I can see what it will look like finished.

Note the nice dark area at the bottom, perfect for the "invitation" portion of the card. This was done with my (favorite) Night and Day paper, with the opacity turned WAY down and black background filler. I also put a little tab in the top right corner which is perfect for a school emblem.

But the best part of all is the ability to put a picture inside a punch. How do you do that you ask? Well, I ran across this technique on mydigitalstudio.net. You place your punch on the page and fill it with DSP- it doesn't matter which one, cause you're not going to keep it anyway. Now, double click on the punched image to bring up the window where you can move the DSP around. In the lower left hand corner is a "replace" button. If you click this you can navigate to any picture on your computer and choose it as the punch filler! I hope that in the future MDS comes out with an update that makes this process easier... but in the meantime you can still enjoy the benefits of punching out a picture with this process!

Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to create your own invites soon!

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