Monday 7 February 2011

Hybrid card

Digital crafting and is on the up an up where all the crafting is done via your computer with digital images printed out to use.  Well, hybrid crafting is just a combination of creating digital layouts and images with the physical making of something, (I don't think this refers to digi stamps).

As you know I love to play with digital images, combining them and layering them and this is what I have done with this card, layering a flowered frame with a postmark, butterflies and part of an address. I printed it out with extra butterflies that I cut, covered in distress stickles and added to it. I distressed the edges and added stickles, mounted it, stamped the sentiment and added some gems. Eh voila, a hybrid card.

Two of them to go in my pressie tins - they are mounting up now.

Hope you enjoy.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Crafty Creations - Red Rose
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open challenge to include a butterfly, angel or fairy.
Do You Stack Up - Red Hot
Craft Your Days Away - Photo Inspiration (Roses)
Cupcake Craft - Red


CAS - where are the dividing lines?

Some of you will know that I am making some cards to go in tins as presents with a birthday coming up and a thankyou present that is needed soon. My cards are a mixture of vintage, shabby chic and now CAS - well is it CAS? Because I don't know where the dividing line is?

Less is More is a new challenge blog and the whole idea of this has got me thinking. Their theme this week is pink, black and white - so it fits that.

The glossary on the LIM blog says
Clean & Simple -

A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.

White Space -
An area of the card which has no image, layer or embellishment.
This can be any colour dependent upon the colour of the card blank.

OLC One Layer Card
One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped directly onto the cardstock.

So my card has been made by using a cuttlebug folder frame and I brushed over it with DI. I cut out the white inserts, stamped, inked and added gems. The outside layer and the frame have got some stickles round them. There is space, there are minimal embellishments, but there is more than one layer.

Now is this CAS or have I gone too far?????? I think it's overdone - but I will enter it just in case.

Have a fabulous week, wherever you are. I hope the weather is being kind(er) to you and if you are tied up in any of the thick snow, floods or fires that are around the world at the moment, my heart goes out to you. I wish you a safe journey through it all and hope that you will be back to normal very soon.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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