For my Design Team project this month, I "put my hand up" to try out some hybrid projects. I can't believe I have never tried it before, and after giving it a red hot go, it may or may not be my new favorite thing . . .
The Blossoms Abound Kit was calling my name as soon as it was released a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it would be perfect for these projects.
The first one is a 12" x 12" layout of my cheeky small girl from a few years ago. She's quite the character and I love how the multiple photos on this layout capture that side of her personality.
The 12" x 12" sheet is a piece of the gorgeous Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper and the digital aspect was brought in to create the embellishments in the center.
For this part, I printed one of the sheets of digital Designer Series Paper from Blossoms Abound and cut it out with the largest shape in the Apothecary Accents Framelits.
I printed a second piece of paper (just choosing the small section that I needed), so that I could cut out the large flower and pop it up for added interest.
The fern shapes are stamps that I enlarged and colored in Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding, then printed and cut out for added embellishment, as is the "Personality" title, which I added with the MDS text tool on top of the banner stamp image from the kit.
I added the "little miss" wording with the Simple Serif Mini Alphabet Stamp Set in Soft Suede.
You can see a bit more of the dimension from this angle:
For my second layout, I wanted to do some more layering in MDS before adding the hybrid elements to the page and this is what I came up with:
I used the pretty cherry blossom looking print and added a stamp overlay from the Then & Now Overlays in white, playing around with opacity so that it didn't cover up the pattern too much.
I also added the gorgeous wreath embellishment from the kit over towards the right hand side of the page and printed it off as a whole background.
I printed the "you are crazy awesome" stamp and sweet little flower separately, then punched out and added to the layout with Stampin' Dimensionals, and I couldn't go past the addition of the funky little arrow from the Essentials Wooden Elements too :-)
Over the left of the page, I tucked some printed journaling under the photos and added some more printed Designer Series Paper that I had cut out with two different sizes of the Banners Framelits.
There's always room for another little wooden embellishment too . . .
Down at the bottom left, I added some "real" stamping too—the different sized circle images from Daydream Medallions were the perfect balance to the page—stamped in Versamark so as not to draw too much attention away from the photos.
Can you tell how much FUN I've had?!
Next up, I wanted to try out some cards and with the scraps of printed Designer Series Paper that I had left over after my scrapbooking layouts, this one came together with a few punches, some ribbon and minimal effort:
Then in the same way as with the scrapbooking layout, I wanted to try a card where there was a bit more happening in the background that was pre-designed with MDS, so here's what resulted from that little session.
The whole background layer is designed and printed from MDS, then I printed some additional images to layer up, tied some ribbon and added the printed sentiment and some bling. I am super happy with the result as I hope the recipient will be when she gets it this week!
Have you tried your hand at hybrid yet? I can't believe it took me so long to give it a go and am so delighted with the results, I will definitely be back.
-Sarah Klass, My Digital Studio Design Team
Blossoms Abound Kit
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Essentials Wooden Elements
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