This is the place to find out all the basics and details on digital stamping.
1. What is a digital stamp?
A digital stamp is a image that has been saved as a computer file. When you purchase a digital stamp, you pay to download that file to your computer.
2. What can I do with a digital stamp?
A digital stamp can be used in computerized crafts such as digital scrapbooking, or can be printed for use in card making. Once a digital stamp is on your computer, you can open it, view it, and manipulate it in many ways. Among other things, you can:
- Print the image as-is, over and over again.
- Shrink or enlarge the image
- Flip the image so that it faces the opposite direction
- Rotate the image
- Crop out parts of the image
In order to download the digital kits, you will need WinZip or some other software that will allow you to 'unzip' these files. If you don't already have it, you can download it herewww.winzip.com
These kits are all 'zipped' for faster download then you can 'unzip' them to the proper size & use them in your software programs.
This will allow you to see your individual pieces or elements. It will automatically save it on your desktop.
Mac users, double click on your zipped file, PC users, right click .
Open In Your Software Tool of Choice:
Don’t be timid, this step is easy once you try it a few times. All you really need the right tool to make your creation happen!:
- Microsoft Word, Paint, and other software with basic design features
These packages work really well and most people are familiar with them. They make it easy to PLACE or INSERT your image. Next, just drag the corners to the size that fits your needs.
- Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and other advanced design software
These packages allow you to do a wide array of things from size to layering, add and change elements, combine designs, alter colors, and much more.
Your image in your software tool, and now we create! All you need now is Inspiration for your cardmaking and scrapbooking.
At this point you can make a simple choice: Is this creation going to be all digital, or are you going to print it out and add rubber stamps and other craft supplies which is then know as a Hybrid?
Just print your digital piece and use it in combination with all of the great techniques of crafting and stamping.
Let your imagination soar as there are no limits to hybrid creations. Try starting with a simple digital element (like a butterfly or a pattern) that you could use instead of printed paper or a sticker. Then, just Print out a simple image and apply any crafting techniques you wish to make something spectacular.
Don't want to go through all this then use a CardsUprint kit. You will have the complete design, all you do is print, cut and assemble.
Remember, whatever you do to have fun and share your work!