There’s one huge advantage of being on the design team of the super talented Gerda Steiner: you can ask for specific digis and she delivers! My personal wish was to have a Christmas hat and a winter scarf which I could then add to any of her existing, non-Christmas images. Of course, this will work just as well with any other digi stamps you might have.
Originally, I had three videos slated for today, but I thought I might be stretching your patience a bit thin, so I’ll be sharing one how-to and one card today, and another card next week.
How to Prepare Your Digis for Print
I’ve gotten quite a few questions on I print digital stamps. Coming from a design and programming background, that always seemed obvious to me, but your questions made me realize that this might not be as common knowledge as I assumed. Please keep your questions coming, this really helps me to determine what to showcase next!
I realize that this video covers only how to do this with Mac apps, but I’m a Mac girl and don’t work with other operating systems. I do remember from the days when I had use Windows that there are modifier keys just like on the Mac that do the same thing. Experiment a bit and you’ll be able to achieve the same.
’twas the Night before Christmas…
In this digi, I added only the christmas hat, but it took the image of the mouse reading a book from something that can be used year round to something that is very specific to the season.
As you can see, you can leave the actual image fairly simply … if you have a (digi) stamp of a fireplace, you could put that in the background and create an entire scene, but I decided to keep it simple and have the focus just on the little guy and the sentiment.
I picked this text because I just pictured the mouse sitting there next to a crackling fire, telling christmas stories to his family. Still fascinated that I could turn an every-day stamp so easily into something for the season.
Originally, I wanted a brown card base, but when you watch the the video, you’ll see the mishap that happened there. I improvised, cut the original card base apart, and stamped on the backside of the messed up piece. The now white card base was decorated with a Clearly Besotted Stamps and now looks like candy stripes – very christmassy!
Gerda has very graciously made both the scarf and the hat digis free – you can grab them right now via the product links down below and start to adorn your digis or go shopping for some digis you’ve previously held off on. I feel that little add ons like these give you more opportunities to use your stamps all year round.
You could even resize the scarf and the hat to multiple different sizes and print them just like that, then fuzzy cut them and add them to regular stamped images. By printing out various sizes at once, you can make sure that you’ll have something that will fit your stamped images.
Thanks for stopping by and watching – let me know if you like these kinds of tutorial videos or if you’d rather see more traditional card making stuff. Cheers!