You are perfect – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies, time for another hybrid layout tutorial! This time I´ve used the fun „Core Radiance“ kit for my layout. Here is an overview of the fabulous collection designed by The Nifty Pixel. If you click the image, it will take you directly to the store.

Core Radiance | Collection

Here again my starting point. I´ve used the lovely pink patterned paper from the paper kit as my starting point and then layered various elements over it. Some I´ve faded a bit into the background or reduced in shade and others I left as they were. That way there is more dept and variation in the background which makes it more interesting to look at. When I was happy with my digital paper design, I just printed it with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut the paper into size.

Sanna LippertSince the paper I print is always slightly smaller than 12×12 cardstock, I like to adhere the DIY paper onto a piece of cardstock. That way I get a matching size to my traditional scrapbook layouts. I again decided to use black and white photos to make the background stand out more. I had so many colors going on on those photos that they would have distracted the eye from the beautiful DIY paper background. I really, really like how the background turned out.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I glued the DIY paper onto the cardstock, added DIY words (a present from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) and decided to use black puffy alpha stickers with the photos.

Sanna LippertHere I am adding some more cool puffy stickers (by Evalicious) to go with my design. I only used matching colors to keep the page more harmonical.

Sanna LippertI usually create a A3 sized paper with all kinds of words, elements and designs from the kit assemblied on it, then print it out with my Epson printer and fussy cut the pieces I want to use. The rest I leave on the paper sheet, so I can later go thru various sheets and choose the pieces I want to use. If I fussy cut them all at once, it will be not easy to find the preferred image fast. This way they stay more organized. I could also add the kit name on the sheet to remind me from which kit which images are from (note to self).

Sanna LippertThis time I used elements from the WHO LIVES HERE digi collection kit to go with my Core Radiance DIY patterned paper design. It is really funny how all Em´s designs go so well together, regardless of the kit theme!!!

Who Lives Here? | Elements Pack

Who Lives Here? | Flair Buttons

And then after fussy cutting and glueing the bits and pieces on their places I again added just a few black texture spray droplets here and there (by Imagine Crafts). I also outlined some puffy stickers with a black pen to make them stand out more from the background.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertAnd a date stamp is there to remind me when this happy moment took places. You tend to forget as the days go by, so I always try to add a date (stamped/written) somewhere.

This is how the finished layout looks like – my favorite dudes and some of my favorite products united 🙂 :

Sanna Lippertand some detail shots:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert So I did pink with masculine 🙂 and I really like it!!! I hope you liked reading thru this tutorial. It is really not hard at all to do your own paper designs with digi kits like this. It can be so much fun!!! I hope you will give it a try!!!

Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
The Digichick/The Nifty Pixel

INSPIRATION:
The Nifty Pixel Website

Hohe Wand – hybrid layout step-by-step

Happy Tuesday! I know I promised to share a step-by-step for my „Hohe Wand“ layout a while back and it actually took me much longer than planned to post it here, but better late than never.

This is the layout once again:

and it is made with this kit:

I am using the digital kits designed by The Nifty Pixel to create hybrid layouts and I love the process. Well, it is kind of a mixture this time again, as I first combined various elements from the kit to create my own background paper to start with.

So as you can see I´ve first created my own background paper from various elements of the kit/collection on the grid background paper pattern and then printed that piece with my Epson color printer. I use A3 paper for this purpose and the paper is just a little bit too small on one side, but it does not bother me at all, as you can hardly tell the difference. So we are not talking about quite a true 12×12 inch sized paper here.

And while I was at it, I also printed out more papers and designs. The papers get printed as they are, but the little design elements and bits get arranged on a A3 sized paper and first then printed. In the end the printed piece looks like this:

..and then I usually just fussy cut those pieces I want to use for the particular layout that is under contruction. This time I chose to use a yellow cardstock (from my own stash) underneath the hybrid background paper (this is a great way to use those cardstock pieces that have been hiding in a drawer for a long time..). AND this way no one will notice that the hybrid paper size is slightly smaller than 12×12 inch :-)…

I then added some black ink splatters to go with the background. Again using my all time favorite black ink by Tattered Angels.

Next I used a white marker to draw some „droplets“ onto the background. This adds even more texture and interest.

Finally I grabbed my dearly beloved  The Crafter´s Workshop stencils to add some golden texture paste thru here and there. This adds even more interest and texture to the background.

Next I stamped some circles onto the background using Finnabair´s stamps with black stamp ink.

Then I added a fussy cut sentiment (from the collection) – just a little piece of it to go with every single photo. That should add to the journaling of the page and guides the eye along the page and photos nicely.

After that I wanted to add a date stamp to go with the photos. I´ve noticed it very usefull :-). That way I can later remember which year we went hiking… in a couple of years time it will be hard to remember the exact time and date.

Finally, I outlined the grid paper with a black pen and highlighted the title using the same pen. This way the title stands out more from the background and the black outline adds a nice contrast to the page.

I really enjoy creating these hybrid layouts!
Hope you will give Em´s kits a try – I promise you will not regret it!

Happy (hybrid) scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

Die wilde Maus – The Nifty Pixel Core Radiance kit

Hi there, I wanted to share another hybrid layout with you today. This I actually created a few weeks back, but only now got to sharing it with you. I just adore Em´s designs – they are very versatile and I love her use of patterns and colors. And even though this kit was called „Core Radiance“ which obviously sounds sports related, I used it for amusement park photos this time. Just because the colors and and patterns were perfect for that purpose in my opinion.

Here is a reminder of how the kit looks like:

and this is my hybrid layout created using the kit:

and some detail shots:

After printing the papers with my Epson I went along and added some random background stamping around the areas where the photos would later be. The stamp is hand carved by me and I´ve just a Hero Arts black ink for stamping.

I then fussy cut all kinds of element details and sentiments and glued them down on their places for additional detail. I always add some alphas/ink/stickers to go with the hybrid pieces just to reduce my stash.

I did not add much more to the page, just outlined some pieces with a black pen and added a few ink droplets here and there.

Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel website for more inspiration and get yourself some digi kit goodness at TheDigiChick :-).

Have fun with your hybrid/digi designs,
See you soon,
Sanna

The Nifty Pixel – Core Radiance kit release

Hello there everyone!! While we are struggling with a heat wave and sweating, others go to the gym to get their „sweat on“. Lol… it is quite hot where I live right now and as you can see, my brain has already started to melt ;-). However, before I turn totally nuts due to the heat, I´d like to share the brand new „Core Radiance“ digi kit (by The Nifty Pixel) with you.

Just fabulous, isn´t it? The name of the kit actually already says what the kit is all about, but due to the fun, bright colors and patterns it is also perfect for other themes too! My first layout with this kit is (kind of) sport related. We had been hiking with the family and I´ve collected some photos of our walk together for this hybrid page. This is what I ended up with:

The Nifty Pixel, by the way, has a new store/community home. You can now find all kinds of inspiration and the gorgeous kits at:

Go and check them out!! There is more to come, so hope to see you stop by here, at The NIfty Pixel blog and at The Digichick soon again!!! And now you should definitely also check out the creations of my lovely design team colleagues over here!

xxx, Sanna