Tuesday, December 18, 2018

What is a digital stamp?

What is a digital stamp?

A digital stamp also called a digi stamp is similar to a rubber or clear stamp. Artists design them in the same way. Rather than using ink and stamping a physical stamp image onto a piece of paper the digital stamp image is download to your computer and printed onto paper using a printer. I like that the images are printed clean and crisp with no faded lines, missing edges, ink mess or smudges. These benefits of a digital stamp are what got me hooked. Digital stamps are mainly designed for card makers, paper crafters and DIY projects.

Lovely Llamas - Cute Digital Stamps
After purchasing your digital stamps, they are emailed to you. The JPEG and PNG files will come in a zip file. They are saved at 300 DPI (dots per inch) creating a clean, crisp image when printed. The PNG (portable network graphic) files can be manipulated and used as clip art.

Magical Unicorns - Cute Digital Stamps
To find a complete guide to digital stamps, visit The Spruce Crafts website. Need help with extracting files from your downloaded zip file? Visit WikiHow 4 Ways to Extract Zip Files. If you can't find the zip file on your computer remember to check your downloads folder.

How to work with Cute Digital Stamps?

After finding and extracting your images from the zip file, simply print the JPEG images, color and cut. Cute Digital Stamps has already formatted the images to print at exactly the right size to fit on a handmade card. You can "fussy" cut your image or use the gray offset line. The gray line is there for "cloud" cutting your image.

Included in your Cute Digital Stamp zip file is also a sheet or two of card panels ready to cut 3 1/4" x 5" with the digital stamp images already arranged for you.

If you are a beginner you will love how easy these digital stamps are to work with!

Christmas Gnomes - Cute Digital Stamps
Which paper should I use for digital stamps?

Print your digital stamps on card stock paper, vellum, watercolor paper or any paper that is around 90lbs. I have been able to print images on my 130lbs watercolor paper but sometimes the paper will jam. A less heavy paper will do good. The ink in your computer should be waterproof. The heat from your printer should fuse the ink to the paper. Depending on your printer you may or may not have success with  using water mediums with your printed images. So far I've had complete success and my printer is a piece of junk.

Coloring digital stamps!

Coloring your digital stamps is easy and the same as traditionally stamped images. In some cases the ink will be better suited for watercolor and Copic markers as the ink from the printer is heat fused to the paper making it water resistant.

If you have any questions about using digital stamps email: cutedigitalstamps@gmail.com

Friday, November 23, 2018

Lovely Llamas

Lovely Llamas Cute Digital Stamps

Have you seen the Lovely Llamas Cute Digital Stamps? When you print your digital stamps sheet you will have the images ready for your handmade cards. There's no need to manipulate the image in anyway. Just download, print, color and cut! 

Lovely Llamas Digital Stamp

The Llama image above is colored and cut. This little llama is ready to add to your handmade card or any paper crafting project.

To see the Lovely Llama Digital Stamp go here: Lovely Llamas Digital Stamp

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Cute Bears Digital Stamps

Cute Bears Digital Stamps

Finally I have the first digital stamps ready to go in the shop! This digital stamp set is called Cute Bears. These little bears are designed to print on a standard 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper. Perfect for printing on a standard printer. The images are formatted with a cloud cut line so you can cut them out easily to fit on your handmade cards or use for any paper crafting project.

To see the Cute Bears Digital Stamps go here: Cute Bears Digital Stamps

To find out more about digital stamps go here:
Digital Stamps - What are they and how to work with them!