Inspiration from YOU!
The Reader's Gallery article is my favorite type of article to publish. Pages and pages filled with creations from extremely talented hybrid scrapbookers
with experience ranging from beginner to expert and everything in between. Almost every artist I have published has such a defined style that is all their own yet
the constant is that all use hybrid scrapbooking techniques to create beautiful works of art. In this month's article, you will see hybrid cards, layouts, and
projects that all use at least one digital element, if not using them for the majority of their work. Let their tricks and techniques inspire your next project!
As a scrapbooker looking to begin using hybrid techniques, a card can be a great place to start. With a smaller base to work with, you can start by using one printed
digital element and branch out from there. A lot of digital stores will offer "Card Kits"; this type of kit can be printed off on one sheet and cut out to piece together
with adhesive. Adding paper supplies, embossing techniques or even paint to this type of card can take it from flat to fantastic!
Miss You by Jamie Cripps
Supplies: Papers: American Crafts, Cardstock: ATD (Momenta), Ribbon: American Crafts, Glitter: P K Glitz
Ink: Clearsnap, Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Punches: EK Success.
Digital Supplies: Dogs Collection Kit by ATD (Momenta), Software: Paint.Net, Fonts: Fabulous 50's.
Design Notes: I printed free digital elements from Momenta and added glitter to give them dimension.
Hi card by Jessica Pranaitis
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Bling: Michaels. Digital Supplies: Calypso by Amanda Heimann (Scrap Orchard), Software: Photoshop CS3.
Editor's Note: I adore the bright colors of this card along with the added dimension!
You Are Here by Sara Lively
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Twine: Papertrey Ink, Eyelets: Dovecraft, Beads: JoMill.
Digital Supplies: Kit: Fortitude by Krystal Hartley, Dymomite Words - Finishing Touches by Traci Reed (both from Sweet Shoppe Designs), Font: Highland Perk.
Design Notes: All edges are inked and/ or chalked to complement the overall masculine, grungy feel of the card. I made the holes for the eyelets and
set them in place with my Big Bite, pricked out a few holes with a paper piercing tool, deliberately frayed the twine ends and used a corner punch to round the edges of the
top background layer too.
Journaling: You are here always - My Heart.