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Monday, May 17, 2010

Hybrid Card

Good Morning!!! Thank you for leaving get well wishes for us! I think we are over the worst of being sick now :-). My daughter went back to skating yesterday, was she happy about that! Last week I posted a card that I wasn't too happy about -see post below this one. The sentiment oval was just too bright, so I had to fix it. I changed the card stock I used from Very Vanilla to Kraft. Then the bird looked too bright to me, so I re-stamped it in Elegant Eggplant on Kraft. I think it looks better now- what do you think?

Last week was my birthday and my hubby purchased My Digital Studio for me. It isn't here yet, I have to wait just two more days for the UPS man to deliver it :-), but I purchased some extra downloads that I knew I would want to use with My Digital Studio when it arrives. The great thing about the My Digital Studio downloads is that you don't have to have the My Digital Studio software to use them. You can use them in any software that uses JPG and PNG files, so if you have Photo Shop, or Paint Shop, or something similar, you are good to go.

Now you know you can't just leave new stuff alone, ya' gotta play with it! :-D
So I downloaded one of the paper kits that I purchased- Summertime Splendor. The papers are gorgeous!! I opened up one of the papers in Photo Shop Elements 7 and added it to a page that I had already sized to 3.75 x 5. Since I can print photos on my Canon printer, I used the 4x6 paper size option to print my paper on Whisper White card stock that I had cut down to 4x6. I also used the matte photo paper setting. Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock have a coating on them making them ideal for stamping, coloring, and other techniques. In my card below, the flowers and the blue background are one of the papers from Summertime Splendor that I used.

I added some So Saffron ink to some white areas of the sky and around the edges with my sponge . I stamped my sentiment with Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Ink and added my butterfly with Stampin'Dimensionals. Add some ribbon and there you have it- a combination of digital and traditional, aka a hybrid card. It was fun to make, took very little time...I think I might be exploring the world of hybrid a little more :-). Wishing you a wonderful day today!!!


My Digital Studio downloads: Summertime Splendor- 121067
Stamps: Sincere Salutations-115068
Classic Stampin' Ink: Pacific Point (returning in July 2010), So Saffron- 105213
Paper: Whisper White-100730, Old Olive- 100702, Night of Navy- 100867
Dies: Beautiful Butterflies- 114509
Other: Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon- 109029


Atty said...

Wow love the hybrid card. HMMM seems there maybe something else I need to buy...LOL imagine that! The card like much better with the oval toned down. Thanks for sharing and we'll be discussing this new digi stuff..LOL

The Country Rose said...

ROTFL!!! Donna, you are too funny- you crack me up! See? I told ya', there are some really nice digi downloads ;-). We'll talk when you come to visit, lol!


Kim said...

I liked your old version as well as your new version. I also love the card made with the digital downloads. I may have to purchase that one also.

Kym said...

Beautiful cards. The butterfly card is stunning. I LOVE that new MDS paper!

Pat said...

These are beautiful!! I might case them!