Sunday, August 2, 2009

Freebie Hybrid Card Idea using Happy Go Lucky

I wanted to do a little more with hybrid this week rather than just printing it out and putting it together. Hybrid means joining digital with anything - I suppose cutting and pasting is part of it but to me it really means to add additional embellishments to make it a truly handmade card.
The card size is 5x7:)

This is the digital version. pretty simple and no embellishing. I did add some drop shadows to the digital version but left that off of the actual card.

Download the card and the 8 1/2 x 11 cutout page HERE

This is the hybrid version. I added the ink around the edges using my ever trusty tea stain inking pad. I have a variety of colors but I think that the tea stain seems to go well with almost any colors.
Then I decided to do a bit of sewing. I love using stitches in my digital work but it looks SO much nicer when the thread is real and you can actually see the holes. I added a sticker that I had on hand and then went back and added a similar quote to the digital just to give a comparison.

The last touch was the addition of a few buttons. They were on clearance at a local shop and I scooped up as many of each color as I could. If you don't have these I am sure almost any buttons in a button stash would work, find coordinating colors and go from there.

You can really finish this off anyway that you want - that is the great thing about hybrid - it isn't done until you say it is!

I used this great new kit by Genia Beana Scraps which you can find at Scrapable


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 03 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Kit(s) post on Aug. 03, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. Lindo seu trabalho, muito obrigada por compartilhar o seu dom.