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Saturday, July 11, 2009

My First Digi Stamp

And my second post of the day! I found this stamp on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge Blog. There was a sketch provided, plus this digital image and three sentiments. The challenge also listed a twist--you had to use something clear on your card. So this is full of firsts, I also embossed a piece of acetate. The image was colored with Copic and Prisma markers and then I went over the crown and wings with a gold Spica pen. The frosting on the cake was done with Stickles. I really like their images, I first got to play with them at the Copic class that I took in May. A couple came home with me and I can't wait to get some more!

Okay, I have a question for those of you that use acetate on your cards. How are you supposed to adhere the stuff? Everything I tried showed through. Right now, it is anchored in the areas behind the other panels. I would welcome any suggestions!

So how do I feel about Digi Stamps? I can see the appeal, the main reason being that the image can be adjusted to different sizes, I love that idea, and I could see being able to use my images is a wider range of projects. Also storage isn't really an issue either. I am running out of storage solutions for wooden and clear stamps. The cost is also on the attractive side. Would I use them again? Yes, I will. Do I like them? A lot better than I thought I would. The biggest drawback isn't the images or anything to do with digital stamps in general. This part of my opinion has nothing to do with this stamp or anything. Not having a computer or a printer in my crafting space is a problem. Right now the computer is upstairs on one end of the house and my crafting space is downstairs on the opposite end of the house. I would definitely need a better printer though if I were to use these on a regular basis. Maybe when I replace my computer, I will be able to get a printer too. Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Scrubbysue said...

Great card gina!! as for the acetate adhering, hmmm.....the only way I've used it is under a frame where I could just adhere the corners under paper...KWIM? I'm glad to see you tried the digi stamp as well but, I can definitely see your point about the printer. I'm fortunate in that my BF had a nice printer before I met him....LOL and he keeps it right next to his desk which is in my craft room. It makes it convenient. Hope your having a good wknd so far. :)

Debbie said...

Gina - I love your card. It's so festive! I adhere my acetate with vellum tape and it works pretty good and you can barely see it. As for digi stamps, I just started using them as well and have to say that I do really LOVE them. Having the ability to adjust the size for me was key! Anyhoo, your card is wonderful and thank so much for playing with us for Twisted Thursday!

Ramona said...

how sweet! You got a little giggle out of me. That is adorable!

Vicki said...

WTG! You did an awesome job! Blessings to you!

Becky said...

Great card, wonderful image. I too when working with acetate use a frame of some sort so you can not see the tape/glue/dots

Cindy said...

Gina, Very festive and fun card. Seems like you have a lot of good suggestions already on how to adhere the acetate to the card. I've done the little glue dots and then disguised them with an embelishment over them or I've just used a brad in the corners to be an embellishment as well as functional. Enjoy your Sunday.

Cindy

Holly said...

Gina~
What a fun image and festive theme! I haven't tried the digi-stamp world yet, but you make it very attractive sounding...I especially like the re-sizing options and the "storing" options. Fab job!

Stephanie said...

Gina - your card is great! The glitter is perfect! I love the embossed acetate - never tried that, but it's now on my 'to-do' list :)

I just started with the digital stamps this summer, and I'm loving them (resizing and price). I find that I need to let my images dry for awhile before coloring them, so I've been printing them out and letting them dry overnight. I typically print a bunch of images on a sheet of cardstock, so I have a lot to choose from in my stash.

Michelle Forrest said...

Fun card. I don't use acetate very often, but when I do, I usually use brads or eyelets.

Sara said...

Your card is too cute! I've never used acetate, so sorry can't help there. But, now that you've tried digi's you will so love them!

Barb said...

What a fun & festive card! Love the embossed acetate... fabulous touch :)

Jackie said...

This is truly lovely and you colored the image so well! tfs!!!

Kay said...

I've never used acetate on my cards so I can't help you there, but I do love that image and what you've done with it! Thanks for sharing the link :)

Ann said...

Wow, this card is so festive! I love the acetate and sparkle you added! I don't know how to adhere acetate except to put the adhesive on parts that will be hidden--sorry I can't help more.

Scrapping Julie said...

check that out! you go girl

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is totally fabulous. What a wonderful take oh this week's Twisted Thursday challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us. Your card rocks!!

thegirls@S2G said...

This is such a fabulous card...it's so fun to see the different 'takes' of our designs...the acetate is wonderful too. As far as a printer goes...the one we have at the studio is an HP7000 All in one series...and it's fab...thanks for playing in the TT...Kristine

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I like digi stamps more than I thought I would too. You did a great job on this card!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Hi Gina! First of all, your take on the sketch is fabulous!! I would adhere my acetate panel the exact same way that you did. Sometimes I just let the adhesive show. But what you've done here is wonderful!! Second, I have the same problem as you with my printer being upstairs and my computer downstairs!! So, I print my images the night before, all at once, and then color them or make them into cards the next day. I need that rest from running up and down the stairs!! LOL Thanks so much for giving the digi image a try and for playing with us this week!!

Shirleys2Girls said...

Hi Gina! You WON Twisted Thursday last week!! Please email me (garkarlon@comcast.net) with your full name and snail mail address, and the sisters will get your prize package out to you right away!! Check out the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge blog to see your card in all of it's wonderful glory!! Thanks so much for playing, and Congratulations!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations, on winning this week's TT challenge. Your card is a masterpiece. How you join us again next week!

Justine said...

Congratulations on winning last weeks sketch challenge. I am in the middle of posting this weeks challenge. I hope you will be back to play with us again?

Shirleys2Girls said...

just plain out of this world gorgeous and SO FUN! DEIDRE