Good Wednesday morning! Did anyone try out using templates following my video? if you have any questions make sure to leave them in the comments and I will answer as quickly as possible. Today I want to show you how to complete a hybrid layout - at least one of the ways that I do it. I'll be using this template which I made.
You can click on the following link to download it for yourself. Download Francine Clouden Freebie Template
This is my finished page:
The photo, paper strips and patterned paper were all created in Photoshop using the clipping method from yesterday's tutorial.
The papers I used came from this free kit by Karen Funk at Design House Digital.
I turned off the background layer (to turn off a layer click on the little eye icon to the left of the layer) and then printed onto letter size photo paper. Here is my print out all cut out
I added it to my background (kraft of course!), then added the title, embellishments, journaling and stitching.
A close up shot.
If you use the template to make a page don't forget to upload it to the flickr group!
Here are some other ideas for using the template:
1. Instead of turning off the background layer, you can add another piece of patterned paper or cardstock and print everything out.
2. You can just as easily make your final page 12"x12" if you don't scrap letter sized.
So that's it! Here another example of a page I have made using this method.
On this one I printed the journaling out directly onto the cardstock as the template I used also had layers for journaling. Remember that trick with turning layers off? That's how I was able to make this page. I turned all the layers off except for the journaling which I then printed out onto the cardstock. Then I turned off the journaling layers to print the photo, papers and embellishment onto photo paper.
Another way that you can print directly onto cardstock is by using overlays. Overlays are like the digital version of transparencies. Usually they are meant to be used on photos, but you can do what Paula did in the layout below.
She printed one of the overlays from this set at Designer Digitals directly onto her cardstock, then embellished it with stickers.
Lisa also did the same thing on this page, using an overlay by Ali Edwards
And finally a similar type of page from me.
Template and patterned paper by Karla Dudley
If you want to give overlays a try you can find some in a free download here by Karen Grunberg
With tomorrow being giveaway day, I think I have given you enough material to work through! On Friday we'll look at another way of using digital elements: printing them out to cut out to use on a paper page.