Monday, April 12, 2010

my first ever hybrid card!

Happy Monday!  This week is going to be amazing!  And I hope for you too!  The rest of the weekend was nice, I dragged my sleepy bum out of bed on sunday to church and than spent the day with my parents and little brother.  My parents also invited  family friends over for lunch which was nice.  This also meant that my mother made a delicious meal!  My mother is such a great cook and baker!

Today I have my first hybrid card to share!  I am so late to the party, but oh well better late than never!  I actually won this on the caardvarks blog on my birthday!  I had a hard time figuring it out hot to use it in word and am thankful to Lucy England for emailing back and forth with me and helping me!  She is wonderful!  Funny how this week is hybrid cards on the Hero Arts blog!  I made this for there current challenge of home and Mother's Day!  I love the Hero Arts blog and the flickr group so much and encourage you to check it out!   Here is my card:



and the fun outside in the sun shot:



I think this may be one of my favorite cards I have made lately!  It's simular to another card I made but so much better!  I printed out 2 pages of these butterflies in more than a dozen sizes!  I just basically kept coping and pasting them over and over, making them smaller and smaller.  Than I used a small sponge and used some distress and other inks and colored them with it.  After that I used my blender pen and the inks and colored darkly the edges of the butterfly!  I cut them out while watching tv with my hubby.  And than spent several days laying them out and thinking about which way was best.  Than Carter came along and bumped them off and back to the drawing board!  :>  Which was fine since than I came up with the idea of stamping it with the cling dots with versamark!  This was a fun card to make!  And this digital thing isn't that hard and I hope to make more!

Hope you all have a great start to the week!  My kids have been playing well so I have been crafty today! 

13 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Congrats, my friend! You are onto the digit kit world now...I think this is going to be a happy match!!So amazing, Anita! Love the arrangements of the colors and sizes! Your effort and talent show through in this card!

Mary Dawn said...

a real flock of butterflies that dense would scare the crap out of me!

but this one, this one i love...beautiful, love the sunshine shot

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love all those beautiful butterflies!

Dessiree's Designs said...

Wow, that is so beautiful!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Congrats on your first hybrid card!
It came out amazing!!! Love the colors! Great Job! :)

Lin said...

Well done, Anita! I remember how proud I was when I figured out the beginning steps of digital cardmaking using Word.....felt like I'd invented the wheel! I am really looking forward to learning more at the Blog this week, too.

Jill said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW! Did I mention WOWOWOWOWO???!!! This is incredible! Great digi creation with fabulous colors and dimension!

Kim Wilson said...

Girl this card is FABULOUS!!! Wow! These are digis? Where from? I love them! :) And thank u for the comment! It is one of the rare things I have made that I am actually satisfied with haha!

Dawn said...

So glad you took the plunge Anita... it really is easy in Word and so much fun to colour and cut!!!! I'm not into full digi but love the hybrid stuff where I can print my own patterned papers, resize an image and then put it all back together in real life. your card is perfect... such a fun card.

Vanessa said...

It's amazing, Anita! Love the colors you chose!!

Courtney Baker said...

So pretty!

Tiffany said...

This is gorgeous, love your fluttering butterflies!

Jessica said...

I loe this card!!! You should frame it :)

 

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