Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Working with Digi-stamps

I bought my first digi-stamp around a year ago when I wanted to enter a challenge and had no suitable images on my rubber stamps. I was a bit unsure at first, but now I have quite a collection. I was surprised to find that they can be coloured with my much loved copic markers without the ink smudging. The other advantage of them is that they can be resized to fit any shape or size of card, and of course, any fancy frame that you have a die for.

So last week I went through my collection of digis and printed out a few Christmas images in a variety of sizes. These are the stamps I used. (I have over printed them with the place I bought them from, so they cannot be copied. It is only fair to the folk who design them). The one in the bottom right corner I printed off several times, and used them to make the set of blue cards in my previous post.
For the others, I passed several happy evenings colouring the images, and sorting through all my snippets boxes for co-ordinating papers and card. I cut out a selection of die-cut frames and put together these cards. Some of them have a couple of decoupaged layers, but I mostly keep them fairly thin, for ease of posting to UK.
I found all sorts of odds and ends of ribbon and labels, to finish them off with, and also 'blinged' them a bit with stickles glitter glue.
Now I have enough made to start writing all the ones for overseas posting. I am hoping to put them in a parcel that a courier-friend is taking over for me next week. Then my son can hand-deliver the local ones, and pay British postage for the rest!
Now I must start again on all the ones I want for friends here in Spain!
Seeing as I used up so many of my paper, card and ribbon off-cuts to make these, I shall pop over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop, and link them up in the Snippets Playground.

8 comments:

Jean Straw said...

What a lovely set of colourful cards you have made here.I like your selection of images and all the lovely die cuts to show them off.
Jean x

Maxine D said...

Beautifully made Kate - love the colours you have used and the way you have used up all your 'snippets' :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

Oh my word Kate, what a fabulous collection of Christmas cards. I've enlarged the piccie for a good peek and each one has obviously been made with a lot of care, love and talent.

Hugs, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

Such a fabulous selection of cards Kate. I first went to your other blog and really love the photographs of your dogs, so cute, and the photographs of the sunrise and sunset - made me sigh. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my snippets creation I really do appreciate that xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I love how you really go for it Kate! Fab selection of Christmas cards.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

butlersabroad said...

Wow Kate, what a beautiful and amazing array of lovely cards! Since I started using Prisma pencils I've been colouring up a few digi stamps here and there. I never thought I'd like them but in reality they're no different to a stamped image and a bit more versatile as you can change the size.

Hugs
Brenda

craftimamma said...

I have to admit I have never used a digi stamp at all and wouldn't have a clue how to resize them but I do like your beautiful collection of cards here Kate and there are going to be quite a few very delighted people when they receive one. I particularly like all the different ways you have used the wreath image.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today. I'm trying to get back into the swing of blog hopping which I've had so little time for over the past year or so. I really miss the inspiration from other people's creativity.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Neet said...

Well, digi certainly solves the problem of stamp storage - and I guess it is just the same (but better in a way - resizing). Still cannot bring myself to it although i would love one of Poe and might go to find one.
You have made some beautiful cards there Kate.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps the die is a Spellbinders but I guess it is 'retired' now as I have had it a long time. Do you want me to send you some diecuts from it?