Both Melissa and Smitha chose to
mix digital and traditional supplies in their cards.
Could you tell at first look? I certainly could not!
Melissa used punches, raffia, and glitter glue for texture
in her design. Smitha printed her card and then
rounded the corners for a simple, but striking birthday
You may be making a stack of
cards to have on hand or just one for a loved one's
birthday, but you will get double the satisfaction--the joy
of creating and the appreciation for sharing. What
could be better?
Happy Birthday Card by Melissa Elsner
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries, Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Other:
raffia. Tools: Stamp: Inkadinkado,
Border Punch: Fiskars. Digital Supplies: January Pea Soup by Jen Martakis (Two Peas in a Bucket).
Notes: Using digital elements to make hybrid cards is
super easy. Using a program like Picasa, you can create a
collage of several 12x12 papers and shrink them to one page.
This will make the patterns smaller and more card friendly.
Kind of similar to how some manufacturers are creating 6x6
papers for card makers. For the stamped sentiment, I stamped
from the bottom to the top over and over and let the ink
fad. Created some fun movement and interest on the card and
it was super simple to do.
Happy Birthday by Smitha Katti
Digital Supplies: Paper: Wausau, Color Wash Brush: Nancie Rowe Janitz, Sentiment:
Crystal Wilkerson, Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5. Tools: Punch: Fiskars.
Design Notes: I wanted a soft feminine feel and look for my card and so I
added a oink watercolor undertone. I also repeated the sentiment multiple
times to fill up a heart, but kept only the main focal sentiment bold and