Trick or Treat: hybrid cards

Sara Schmutz has a new release today – Trick or Treat – featuring 16 papers and 20 elements:

Sara Schmutz: Trick Or Treat kit

I used the kit to create a couple of hybrid cards for Halloween. If you haven’t tried using digital kits to make cards, you should! It’s such an easy way to get more use of a kit and make several of the same design with minimal effort (of course, don’t tell any of my recipients that I said these were minimal effort!).

To start, I created an 8.5×11 blank page in Photoshop and set it up with masks for 2 card faces sized at 5.25″ x 4″ to match the white cards I planned to decorate. I then chose my papers and clipped them to the mask, rescaling as desired. For example, I wanted to be sure to get the spider on the orange card so I scaled the digital paper down accordingly.

Hybrid Halloween cards

I did the same thing with the elements i wanted to use. I placed them on each ‘card’ as I wanted them. Scaled them to size and, in the case of the larger tag, decided where to trim it as well as added the text. I then shifted the elements off to the side to prepare for printing. I could have left them on the ‘cards’ for a single print but wanted that little extra depth added by physically layering the pieces.

Hybrid Halloween cards: supplies

After printing the sheet, I used my x-acto knife to cut out each of the pieces. I used a black stamp pad to ink the edges of the tags. It helped cover the white edges and give a little more of a spooky Halloween look.

Hybrid Halloween cards: inked edges

I adhered each card front to blank white cards. The larger tag I glued directly to the blue web card. I used foam backed adhesive to attach the smaller ribbon label.

Hybrid Halloween cards

Supplies: Sara Schmutz’s Trick or Treat kit; Stamp Act Jumbled font; Recollections white cardstock & cards; foam backed adhesive; black stamp ink; adhesive.



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3 comments on “Trick or Treat: hybrid cards

  1. Thanks for the tips. I have never tried digital products before so it seemed intimidating at first to get started. What type of printer do you have?
  2. Thanks, ladies!
    Emily, I have a photo printer. But, for projects like this, I simply put in white cardstock and print on the color setting - not the photo settings - so you could do it with any color printer.

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