New video series: Heck yeah, hybrid! (How to make your own pocket page cards using digital stamps)

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Last week, I launched a new video series under the banner of “Just Crafty Enough.” The goal” Show you how to use my digital products to make real-world, tangible, crafty things. And that was all well and good until I thought, “I should Google ‘just crafty enough’ to make sure I’m not using something that’s already out there.'” Turns out, it’s already out there in the knitting milieu. Ergo, I needed to find a new name. Enter: Heck Yeah, Hybrid!

I like it. Plus it’s a bit cleaner than… well, you know, [f-word]-Yeah Hybrid!

So for the first Heck Yeah, Hybrid tutorial I’m showing you how to take a digital stamp (PNG format) and make your own pocket page cards. This is SIMPLE stuff, people. All you need is some version of Photoshop and a digital stamp. Once you get the basics down, there’ll be no stopping you. You can create any card size your heart desires using any cool digital stamps out there, and believe me, there are a ton. I made the two cards you see on the left using digital stamps and some very basic Photoshop processes.

Want to see the video? Well okay then… here you go.

Note: there is one step I do in the video, simplifying a layer shape before I change the color, but… you don’t need to do that step. My brain was on full Photoshop and old habits. You can just make a shape and if you want to change the color, do the Edit > Fill Layer… process to change it!

Questions? Comments? Leave them for me and I’m happy to answer!

SHOP THIS TUTORIAL:  To get the products I used in the video, click on the thumbnails below. The good news? Everything is on sale for 40% off this week because it’s the Quarterly Sale at Designer Digitals!    

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Cathy ZielskeNew video series: Heck yeah, hybrid! (How to make your own pocket page cards using digital stamps)

23 Comments on “New video series: Heck yeah, hybrid! (How to make your own pocket page cards using digital stamps)”

  1. #3

    You seriously are the best teacher. I am very digitally challenged -but anytime I watch one of your videos it clicks instantly. Thank you so much for taking the time to make them!!
    You are [f-word]amazing!!! ?

  2. #5

    Heck Yeah, Indeed! thanks Cathy! This is great…and inspiring!

    One question…why did you have to do the “simplify layer” step when you were turning the pink background to green?

    Thanks much,

    1. #5.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Yeah, I should have explained that! I didn’t even need to do it, but in the moment, I blanked. LOL! You do not have to do that. You can still change the color to whatever you like using the Edit > Fill Layer process! I should add a note to this post.

  3. #7

    Thanks Cathy! As usual I love your posts and tutorials! Do you display (like hang on you wall) your finished hybrid project or do you just print and put in your albums?

  4. #13
    Michelle H

    Great!!! I can’t wait to play with this!!! I was just thinking last week that I want to use some of my digital stamps to create cards ahead of time….you totally must have been reading my mind!! I am hoping to create some and save them in my dropbox–doing PL through the app…..then be able to add them to my digital pages that way. Hoping I am on the right track–because this is so amazing!!!! Thanks, Cathy!!

  5. #14
    Lynn L.

    Great tutorial!! Seriously, you make it so easy to understand!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!! 🙂

  6. #16

    Thanks for the tips! I have an issue with adding the stroke. The line only shows up on 1 or 2 sides. I’ve tried moving it around to be sure it has enough space but still doesn’t work. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    1. #16.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Dianne, try zooming in a bit. Sometimes in PSE the display of thing is weird. Grab the zoom tool, click and drag around your object, and you may see the lines on all sides!

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