- The original invitation is handmade, of course. The hybrid part comes in because I scanned the invitation and then added the Date/Time/Place information with my computer. This way, everyone gets a beautiful electronic invitation, the party details can be added later and edited, the bride-to-be gets a handcrafted invitation as a keepsake, and I only had to make ONE invitation!
- Here's a photo of the original:
- You can see that I employed Liquid Pearls again as "raindrops". Love that technique!
- I also stamped, colored, and fussy-cut a bouquet for the bottom of the invitation. I added Rock Candy Distress Stickles and drops of Liquid Pearls as accent. This bouquet is detail work that I would not have included if I was making 20+ paper invitations. But I was free to add lots of details to the one original.
Tips for Using Hybrid Invitations:
- Scan at a high dpi. You can always lower it later, but you want that initial scan to be crisp so that when you add your digital text it doesn't look crisper than the rest of the invitation.
- Keep your design pretty flat. Dimensional embellishments like flowers, buttons, thick chipboard layers, etc. will not scan well.
- If the occasion calls for paper invitations / snail mail, you can still employ a hybrid invite. Just print multiples of your scanned original onto cardstock.
I hope that this time-saving tip comes in handy next time you have to do a lot of invitations!
|Cardstock:||Stampin’ Up! ‘Ultra Smooth White’|
|Patterned Paper:||Fancy Pants ‘Love’|
|Stamps:||Glitz Designs ‘Dance in Sunshine’, ‘Beautiful Dreamer’|
|Inks:||StazOn ‘Jet Black’; SU! craft ‘Taken with Teal’; Martha Stewart craft markers|
|Embellishments:||Distress Stickles ‘Rock Candy’; Liquid Pearls ‘White Opal’; organza ribbon|
|Tools:||Tim Holtz paper distresser; needle; ink jet printer/scanner|