Sunday, September 7, 2014

Digi Stamp Tutorial

Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamp Tutorial
In this YouTube video, Vera Lane Studio shows you how to create a page layout of your favorite digi stamps to get ready to print and color.

You will learn to insert your stamps, resize, rotate and flip.  The page can be printed and is ready for you to cut, arrange and insert into your composition.
This video shows you how to fill a page with multiple images to take advantage of paper economy.  It does not address specific card layouts.  I recommend using a 100 - 110 lb weight card stock for printing.

Why digi stamps?

I love rubber stamps.  I've been designing rubber stamp images for about thirteen years.  But not every image I make can go into rubber.  So I design for the digital stamper too.  As a rubber stamp designer I understand media used and how artists like to color their images.  I take this into consideration when I create my sets of digi images.  Vera Lane Studio images always offers a variety of options in each set.

So WHY digi stamps?  And what is the deal about them?
Digi stamps are designed by artists specifically for the purpose of paper crafting as you would with rubber stamps.   Unlike "clip art" digi stamps are made to design with.  They come to you in a high resolution file to allow resizing and printing.   The small license fee allows the end user to use again and again for personal use.  While they can not use the dye and pigment inks and certain techniques as rubber stamps, they do have many desirable advantages.
  1. Cost effective
  2. Resizable
  3. Images can be reversed
  4. Colors can be altered even in Word -- no fancy program needed!
  5. Save images in a file system on your computer -- no storage issues
  6. Overlapping with ease
  7. Save money and storage -- you can have hundreds of images concealed on your computer drive!
  8. Great for the beginner -- not a lot of supplies are needed
  9. A great addition to your rubber stamp collection as "make up stamps"
  10. Instant download -- instant gratification!
Thank you for taking a look at my posting.  If you have jumped on board to Claudine's Altered Playing Card Challenge I am offering a 20% discount in my Etsy shop.  Discount is good through September 14, 2014.