Usually after we've decided what our theme or direction is for our challenge, I start to think about what I want to show as far as steps and then create a project, but this time I did things a bit in reverse. I decided just to start to create and let it come naturally and just show you the things I love about being about to print my own papers, as I go. Really, it just made so much more sense :) So.... I highlighted as I went to share with you. Here is the card I created.
I used papers from the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD
and images from the "Garden" Creative Scraps
I popped in my CD and this was the first paper I chose. Here's where I have my first option about my paper. * I don't have to print a full size sheet if I don't need it. I can just print what I need right now. Also * I can choose to print on text weight or cardstock, depending on what I'm using it for.
I printed it once on this white card stock below to show you why I love having the option to print on whatever solid color paper I want.
As I look at the images on this sheet that I'm working from they have a more ivory background, so I like the look of printing my patterned paper on a more ivory colored cardstock so that they look nice together. *option to choose color of cardstock to print on
* Use only one sheet of paper to Print more than one paper pattern on.
*If you don't have a lot of room for paper storage, being able to print off as you go is defiantly a plus. I think of the bins of scrap paper this could help me avoid.
Hybrid is my "Happy Place" I think. I love being able to print, change sizes, colors, add images and text, but I love dimension. I love being about to cut pieces from the Garden Creative Scraps and add them here and there to my card, using foam tape. A little stitching, some trims, ribbon .....
and even a little sparkle, and I'm good :)
Okay...... I don't know about you, but I'm ready to pop over to the other girls blogs and see what they have to share. Here are their links.
Heartwarming Vintage Blog
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