Digital Scrapbooking freebie below!
I reckon alphabets are one of the major frustrations of scrapbooking!
You know how it goes. You’ve completed a gorgeous scrapbook layout and you need just the right letters to make your title. You go to your alphabet stash and either you don’t have any with the right look and feel for your scrapbook layout design or else you’re missing a few vital letters.
Of course if you’re a digital scrapbooker you just feel a little smug as you go to your digital alpha stash and select the style you want and change the color to suit your scrapbook layout.
But here’s the thing for paper scrapbookers.
Why not combine the best of both worlds?
Hybrid scrapbooking lets you combine digital elements with your paper scrapbook layouts. And you can get some stunning effects.
I made this birthday card for a friend’s daughter. The word ONE is a totally digital element which I created, printed out on photo card and cut out for my card.
To make it more interesting I clipped one of the papers from The Garden Party Mega Freebie Kit onto it. With Photoshop Elements you just place the paper layer on top of the template and press Ctrl+G then Ctrl+E. You can learn how to do it with my Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Intermediate Tutorial 5 here.
If you don’t have a graphic editing program like Photoshop Elements you can type your word into your word processing program and choose a color for your font that matches your layout. Print it onto good quality card and cut it out. It’s not as snazzy as clipping a patterned paper to the word but it can get you the title you need.
TIP: If you’re going to do this I suggest you choose a chunky font which will be easy to cut out. I used Baby Kruffy for my ONE as I like how the letters overlap.
Anyway, if you like this idea I have a digital scrapbook freebie for you to get you started. I’ve made you a set of number words from ONE to TEN as templates. You can clip a digital scrapbook paper to them or just paint them with the color of your choice, or even add a layer style (bevel is my favourite) to them to jazz them up. And if you want some extra help in how to use them Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Intermediate Tutorial 11 will take you through the method in easy to follow detail (as well as showing you a bunch of other cool digital scrapbooking techniques).
To download your digital scrapbooking freebie templates right click here and choose Save As…
So now you need never be without the right letters for your scrapbook layout title. And you won’t have to scratch your head over those missing letters in your alpha stash.
Goodbye to those scrapbooking alphabet frustrations.
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