So that’s hybrid? Print digital embellishments for vintage-look page

by Debbie Hodge

What are you going to do when you don’t have just the right embellishment for a page?

This is what I do: I search the digiscrap world for something to print.



I began this page with a variation on one of my favorite page sketches/layered digital templates and patterned papers from October Afternoon, Sassafrass Lass, and graphic45 and SEI.

To set my photos off from the busy background I could have matted them with black and white paper. It was much easier, though, to use my favorite digital frames: Rimmed Framers #1 by Katie Pertiet. I layered them over my photos before printing and then trimmed around the frames.

I began embellishing by layering patterned papers and tags and realized I had nothing that represented cats in my paper stash. At (affiliate) I found this Victorian image of two kittens.image

As with the photos, I framed this with Katie’s Rimmed Framers before printing.

Since there was a butterfly in the image, I looked through my supplies for butterflies. I don’t have one of those great butterfly punches I see so many paper scrappers using BUT I did have some died, punched, layered butterflies I purchased from Jen’s Sugared Songbird store on Etsy, so I added them.

imageSince I’m a big fan of incorporating repetitions with variety into my designs, I really wanted another butterfly – bigger and different from the small ones. Have you seen these new butterflies by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals? I printed one – with a stroke added to the edges and then trimmed and layered it in with my other page elements.




6 Responses to So that’s hybrid? Print digital embellishments for vintage-look page

  1. Melanie August 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Debbie, you amaze me every time I see the pages you produce. Sigh. So jealous.

  2. Lauriew2cats August 7, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    Debbie, what a great post. I am learning so much from you. Jeez, I wish I had one tenth of your talent.

  3. LauraBean August 9, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    I’m doing a lot of hybrid these days, but I’m wondering a couple things. When you use a digital frame on a photo, are you then printing the photo on photo paper, and if so, does a vintage-y frame look weird printed on photo paper, or is that not an issue? And, how are you cutting out fussy shapes like the mapped butterfly (which I absolutely love!)? X-acto or scissors and any tips on doing a good job?

  4. Debbie Hodge August 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi, Laura! I printed right to photo paper. It’s ok for me. And I just used small, fine tipped scissors. I put a stroke around the butterfly to help a bit. Also — I wasn’t totally precise about the cutting. I left margins around the antennae.

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