You know how much I love digital, but I need to play with paper every once in a while. When I saw the art in the Picnic Digital Kit, I knew that I could do both! The graphics are bold with fairly simple lines, so they can be used as cut-outs for a hybrid card without too much 'fussiness' with a scissors.
To make these two Picnic Hybrid cards, you'll need two sheets of letter-sized card stock, your favorite layout program (I'm using Photoshop CC), and a printer, plus your usual card-making tools: paper trimmer, scissors (or craft knife and ruler), and some adhesive. Let's get started . . .
1. Create a new 8.5x11 document, 300ppi, white background (in Photoshop, you can use the US Letter Preset).
2. Pull out horizontal and vertical guidelines to divide the page into four 4.25x5.5" quadrants.
3. Open the Pink 'watermelon' background and drag it onto your new document. Resize it to fit into one quadrant.
4. Repeat step 3 with the 'lime' and 'multi-stripe' backgrounds.
5. Open 0614PicnicCSD_StampGraphics3.png and 0614PicnicCSD_Xtra04.png and use the marquee tool to select the desired sentiments and images to drag them into the blank quadrant. Note: I enlarged some of the items and rotated them to fit.
6. Print artwork onto one sheet of white card stock. Note: Make sure you adjust your printer's setting to print 'borderless' if available.
7. Trim the watermelon and lime panels to 4x5.25 and the striped panel to 5.25x1.5"; trim the sentiments into the rectangles. Using scissors or a craft knife, trim the graphics, leaving a small white border.
8. Score and cut the second sheet of card stock into two folded 4.25x5.5" card bases.
9. Assemble the cards. Note: I inked edges with Fuchsia and Leaf Hybrid Inks, and used pop-dots to adhere the sentiments and graphics.
The next time you need a card or two, look no further than your digital kit for some hybrid inspiration!
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