Friday, June 18, 2010
Hey everyone, Denise here with my first Hybrid post. Earlier this week I did the Product Spotlight on the Shabby Princess kit Gabby. One of the things I love about the Gabby kit is the birds and how they come with and without eyes, perfect for Hybrid projects.
To create dimension on the final Sweet card, a cutout bird will be placed on top of the bird on the card. To start the Sweet card was created digitally in Photoshop using the Gabby kit and Scallops, Shapes & More. For printing, it is placed on an 8.5 x 11″ canvas in Photoshop, add an additional bird and the sweet tag to the canvas. Print onto Double sided matte photo paper (61 lb. Staples brand is my fav.). Cut and fold the card, also cut out the extra bird (minus the legs and back wing) and sweet tag. If you’d like extra dimension, using an Xacto blade, cut along the outside edge of the birds wing and bend it slightly out. Ink the edges of card, sweet tag, cut out bird and wing with a Qtip to get in all the small spots. Using large pop dots, attach the cut out bird atop the bird on the card. Glue the 8 mm wiggle eye on the bird. Glue flowers, dots and using smaller pop dots attach sweet tag.
Here’s a close-up of the card to show the wing popping up and the dimension of the bird. Westrim Crafts makes the wiggle eyes (8mm), great for Halloween projects too.
I hope this inspires you to create a Hybrid card. It’s so fun to see the expression of the person receiving the card. The Gabby kit was highlighted earlier this week and is still on sale for $5.21.
Have a great weekend & Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there! :)