I am a hybrid kind of girl.
As much as I love designing and creating with MDS
I still like to add layers of cardstock, ribbons, and bows to my projects.
I like to design the final look of my project including photos and
embellishments in MDS, then I break the “layers” I wish to print,
for example, the photos are separate from the 12″ x 12″
paper background I have created.
Below you will see one of my pages I had
printed for this layout with some of the
photos at the top and my paper underneath.
Once I printed my sheets, I cut the elements and
photos out and since I had already designed my page in MDS,
I just assembled the page and added little extra cardstock and ribbons.
I created a double page layout to give me room to
journal and showcase photos of my niece.
I cropped the photos on the left to be facial snapshots and
on the right I have the full image.
Journaling is important to me on my pages,
I like to remember what was happening at that point in time.
The main thing that made me love Stampin’ Up! in the beginning
was the coordinating products and colors and I love that it also applies with MDS.
I printed the wings in Coastal Cabana then used a Blender Pen to
watercolor them using my Coastal Cabana ink pad.
I prefer to scrapbook using MDS, then print out the pages because
I like the ability to print my text straight onto paper, like I have done
with the subtitle of the page “May she always dance to the beat of her own drum.
I printed “SHE” separate and cut out the letters then raised them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Again the coordinating traditional products and My Digital Studio work perfectly.
I love this flag embellishment I created.
The image is from Affection Collection digital stamp brush set
with a little Coastal Cabana ribbon which I have stitched through
and tied off with a sweet bow.
Next time you are creating a scrapbook page or a card,
think about what you could add to enhance this by going hybrid.
Share your hybrid creations by tagging your samples “hybrid”.
-Teneale Williams, My Digital Studio Design Team Member