This is my first venture into the world of digistamps. The ABC Christmas challenge this week was F for Freebie, and the idea was to use a given sketch and a free digital stamp provided by Stamp Fairy. While using a digistamp does not give you quite the same effect or satisfaction that using a rubber stamp does (it is almost too perfect!) it does have the advantage that you can resize it to whatever dimensions you want. So I started my card by cutting a circular frame using an old holly corner punch and a carefully calculated circular template. I worked this out years ago having watched a demonstration at the NEC, and now have templates for several of my punches, stored on my computer. (I am thinking about cutting a really perfectly positioned one and programming my craftRobo to cut them in the future). I then measured across the centre of this and adjusted the stamp size to fit nicely in it. I printed it out four times, coloured it and did some gentle layering. Then I selected a couple of complimentary papers and put it all together following the given sketch, and here is what I made.
Of course the other advantages of using digistamps are that they are considerably cheaper than rubber stamps, they don't need storage space, and there are now thousands of lovely designs available on the web, so I will certainly be using them again, but I am sure rubber stamping will remain my first love.This card will be entered in the ABC Christmas challenge, and you can see the other entries here.