Monday, October 15, 2007

Hybrid Tutorial with Shabby Princess Goodies!

How to Create a Floral Hybrid Layout

Using a Designer with Paper and Digital Lines

for Scrapbooking

by Julie Kelley, Creative Team Member

There are so many fabulous digital designers that also create for paper manufacturers. Combining their digital elements with their paper ones to create hybrid projects is a piece of cake!

For this project, I wanted to use some of the fabulous Bo Bunny papers that I had. I realized that the papers were created by Shabby Princess, so I took a peek through my digital kits, and found that Shabby Princess' "Olivia" collection coordinated with the Bo Bunny papers she designed. I chose a photo, and some papers, then looked through the digital kit to see if there were some elements that I wanted to use.

I like to create a full page when I'm printing. I generally use Epson Heavyweight Matte paper, and hate to waste any! I created a new 8.5x11 canvas in my PSE4, and started filling it with elements that I thought I might use on the layout. I can always use any extra elements for cards or an additional layout. Here's what I decided to print:

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Next, I chose the photo I wanted to use, and started cutting out the elements. I decided on paper and cardstock and added some ink around the edges of the paper, elements, photo and cardstock. The last thing I did was stamp the title tags, and attach them with brads. Here's my final hybrid layout:

Here's a closeup of the stamped tag title:

and a closeup of the flower detail:

Bazzill cardstock
Bo Bunny patterned paper
digital elements from the "Olivia" collection by Shabby Princess
MM brads
Distress Ink
MM stamps

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RAE said...

This is a great idea. I think I will put together some sheets of coordinating elements to print out. Why didn't I think of that sooner???? LOL! I can I will take that one step further and pull paper to match and keep in 12x12 baggies to quickly pull out and put a LO together.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!! I love Shabby Princess designs and you've just given me another way to use them.