Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Second look at Digital Kits for Traditional Scrappers

Digital kits are not just for digital scrapper anymore. My hybrid digital designs consist of invitations, cupcake topper and banners but there is so much more to create using these images.  Of course It's no secret around here that I love Photoshop and working with digital images, but before I bought the Silhouette Cameo it was really too much work to print, resize and hand cut every little digital image I wanted to use. So I worked to build my Photoshop skills and I mainly focused on altering photos and occasional using Photoshop brushes (which are basically digital stamps). Now, I love to spend time browsing the vast amount of digital artists producing some inspiring kits loaded with goodies. I'm going to be posting some of my new favorite digital artists below. It doesn't matter if your style is clean and modern, vintage and shabby or anything in between, the digital market produces so much product and the best part is your supplies never run out, you simply print more. If you love the design but the color, size isn't right you simply change it.
Here is the traditional scrapbook page I made with all digital products and best of all, scraps.   Many people have said to me, but the cost of printing is so high. I don't want to spend money on ink, printing all those images out! I can tell you that many of these images are very small and use a tiny amount of ink. I've owned my Epson printer for three years and I've only changed the ink once!


As usual I designed this page in the Silhouette Designer Edition Software, but everything here can be done with the standard software as well. After printing and cutting all the design elements I add some dimensional touches like foam tape, ribbon and rub-ons. Plus you can add twine, buttons, rub-ons, stickers, chipboard, flowers and whatever else suits your fancy!


Here's a short video to show a couple of ways to work with digital elements!



Here's a list of some of my favorite digital designers
Lori Whitlock
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7 comments:

  1. Thank you again for this inspirational blogpost.
    I'm also a great fan of SSD - 95% of my digikits are from SSD :-)
    Also Echo Park Paper is one of my paper favorites, so I love I can buy their digital paper at Jessica Sprague.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that and I love EP too!

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  2. I really enjoyed that. Thank you!

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  3. Melanie here! I absolutely loved this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog :) MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. I had no idea you could use Silhouette Studio to create layout pages. I thought when I first saw this post that you were showing how to use a photo program. I was so surprised and pleased to see it was the Silhouette program. Your page is beautiful...Thank You for showing how you did it.
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  5. Do you print the elements on matte paper and your photos with glossy paper?

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    1. Yep, I print the elements out on matte presentation paper. The print quality is as good as any you'd buy in a store. The photos can be printed on matte or glossy photo paper.

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