Sunday, August 15, 2010

Journey Back

Hi all! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Here are a few hybrid cards that I made using Vinnie Pearce's digital kit - Journey Back.

This mini set are the size of half of a regular A2 size card, so they are 4 1/4" x 2 3/4." I got the idea from Jennifer McGuire's lovely set here.

See those pretty butterflies? They come with beautiful patterns on them and you can get them just by themselves if you don't want to get the full Journey Back Collection. They are in the Art on Wings - Set 02 kit.

The yummy digital papers are available in the full kit or by themselves in the Art Papers VI kit. I used five different papers from the Art Papers VI kit for my mini set. They are all irresistible! You will have to see them for yourself!

I was a little worried that this last card would be too busy. I loved so many of the papers and elements in this kit, I wanted to use as many as I could. =)

Again the butterfly is from Art on Wings - Set 02. All the other delicate papers can be find in the full kit or in the Papers kit. I was in love with the bird and birdcage background paper and I knew I had to use it!

I placed the pretty postage stamps (available in the Elements kit) on top of the cute polka dot paper (must have!) before I printed it out. I dyed the seam binding in tumbled glass this time and was so happy that the color matched! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I got a few questions about how I make my hybrid cards. Here is how they look like when I printed the images out.

I usually do all the designing/layout in Photoshop and I almost always start with an idea/design for the cards. I only print the papers a little bigger than I need to save ink. Most of the time my plans/designs work out just fine and I don't need to reprint anything. However, for my last card I printed the papers out with a design that I didn't end up using. Good thing was that "Plan B" worked! =)

I usually print my digital papers on Neenah papers, but the card bases are almost always cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I love their sturdiness.

That's all I have for now. Thanks for sticking around for the long post! Don't forget that all of Vinnie's kits are on sale at Two Peas, see them all here!

Have a wonderful Sunday! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Classic Solar White
digital kits: Art on Wings - Set02, Journey Back by Vinnie Pearce at Two Peas In A Bucket
sentiment stamps: Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
pearls: Recollections
seam binding: Hug Snug
dies: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1, Jar Label), Spellbinders (circle, sentiment tags)
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread

25 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Alice I love your butterfly cards...may I ask you what is Hybrid card so sorry my english not so good and not really understand (stupid question but I need the answer dear hehe :) ) lovely creation Alice...hugs..

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Alice! I haven't ventured out into digital papers yet, but you make it hard to resist.
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs and smiles

Tasha said...

Wow these are so beautiful. I love that they dont look like you have used a digital it, they are so polished and gorgoeus. Stunning designs Alice
love tasha xx

Jenyfur said...

How pretty are these! Beautiful work, and what a lovely digital kit.

Lin said...

Alice, these are ALL lovely - these kits are beautiful, and you've showcased them perfectly......thanks so much!

BabyBokChoy said...

Thanks for sharing your hybrid process, it's fun to read and learn about things that I have never tried. The cards are extremely pretty!

carole-ish said...

oh my goodness, alice!!
these are all so, so, SO beautiful!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Alice this is so very beautiful!
Stunning work!
hugs
kim x

donna mikasa said...

Soooo pretty! Love the dreamy quality of each card....And I'm lovin' your hand dyed ribbons!

Tiffany said...

So beautifully light and delicate, love the soft bluish hues on each card!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are ALL very pretty Alice, and I think I actually like the last one the best! The row of postage really adds personality to your card :)

AnitaRex said...

Oh sigh what lovely cards! I love those butterflies! I like how the top one you have it layered over the matching pattern! Looks cool!

Hannah said...

love these butterfly cards, alice! and thanks for showing how you print digi. you must be quite meticulous in planning - i usually end up wasting a lot of ink, paper or both! lol. i'm linking to my blog. :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!

Marlene said...

These are gorgeous! Love butterfly cards!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous cards Alice!

Pam S. said...

beautiful Alice! I love postal elements!
Pam Going Postal

Courtney K said...

these are all so pretty - love the butterflies and the color palette you used.

Sasya said...

oh my god, Alice, this is wonderful!! love butterflies on your cards, soo shabby vintage!!! so beautiful!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

All those butterflies are gorgeous!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards Alice!
I think that is so clever of you to design your cards beforehand and then print them out!
I recently found a free download of hers, really nice vintage pages, but I don't know what to do with them!

lauren said...

oh wow♥WOW♥wooOOoOOoOW!!! you have really OUTDONE yourself miss alice!!! these are unbeeeeeeelievably fab...and i am trying really REALLY hard not to click the vinnie pearce sale link...but i think YOU GOT ME this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the elegance of the background paper paired with my favorite embellishment (butterflies) :)

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Alice! Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love your hybrid work and I can see why Two Peas selected you for their Digital Design Team! (I'm so jealous!) I would love to know more about your work on the 2Ps team if you have time ... email me at artstudette at gmail.com.

sunghee said...

Beautiful! You made the already beautiful kit more gorgeous! Love your ribbons, too!

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