Later this month, Craftin Desert Divas is having a new release event (February . Want to sign up to the online event, jump on over to the their Facebook page and RSVP. While we all wait for the release of the (truly) amazing new products, Craftin Desert Divas is releasing some new digital stamps as incentives as sign ups.
One of the great digis is this great St. Patricks day (or any day irish) digital stamp called Happy Go Lucky.
Now the other day I was talking to someone, and they were wondering why I like working on digital stamps considering they are so ‘limiting’. I tried to stress that in fact digital stamps are in now way shape or form limiting. That in fact sometimes digital stamps have far more options than rubber or clear stamps.
This new digi is very much an example of how many options digital stamps can create.
With this digi, you don’t just get the cute little Irish man, but you also get a pint, a pipe and a perfect little sentiment. All of this items you can resize and rearrange. So to show exactly how many options there are with digital stamps, I made two very different cards.
For the first card I blew up the pint of ale (cause lets be honest, I am a big fan of ale) to a really large size. Then I made the little Irish man (or leprechaun) much smaller and put him in front of the ale. Finally I added the ssentiment into the foam. I printed out the image and took it to my crafting desk.
I started coloring in the digi with my copics, purposely make this a St. Patrick’s Day themed card.
The the pint was exceptionally fun to color. I ended up looking of a real picture of ale so I could maybe get the foam right. It isn’t perfect, but it is I think close. (if you are wondering I use to color the ale Y21, Y23 and Y27 with a little N0, N2, and N4 on the glass).
Finally I pulled out an A2 card and added some textured green card stock die cut with the largest die from the Fancy Frame Die. I adhered the digital image on top, and called it a day on that card.
For the other card I made the little Irish man quite big on my computer and the ale glassproportionally sized to the little man. I added the ale on top of his hand and printed the image out.
Now I am hands down the worst shaker card designer here on earth. I keep trying to make them, but I am just no good at it. Now, being the worst hasn’t stopped me from trying again and again. The reason I keep trying is that digital stamps really are the perfect thing to add on top or inside a shaker card. I pulled out some fancy foam with an adhesive back and die cut it with the largest Fancy Frame Die. Then I did the same with some black card stock. I added a piece of acetate to the back of the black card stock. I added the fancy foam to an A2 card and a bit of dimensional tape in the middle of the card so that the card wouldn’t fall in on itself (one of the mistakes I often make. I filled the card with Lucky Sequins and adhered the black card stock with the acetate to the top. I colored my little Irish man in with my copics, this time making him a redhead this time. I adhered the digital image to the top of the shaker card, purposely covering up the bit of dimensional tape the the image’s head.
See… one digital stamp, two very different looks. And the looks don’t stop there. There are so many different looks you can make.
So I don’t want to hear anyone saying that digital stamps of limiting. They are great! The provide so many different options.