Wednesday 21 November 2018

MKC Digitals - Dig Stamp Week

This week at MKC Digitals the DT are sharing ways to use digi stamps in case you are new to them. So far Gail has shown how to paper piece digitally, Tania has shown how to do no line colouring and Charlotte has inspired us by mirroring with digis.

MKC Digitals

Today it's my turn and I'm highlighting one of the best things, in my opinion, about digi stamps - apart from being able to use them immediately after purchase of course - the ability to resize them.

I'm using Flower 1 and for my first card I wanted to make a cluster of flowers along a horizontal strip. So I printed Flower 1 once in its original size and then two more times with the size reduced.  I used Photoshop Elements for this and just clicked in the corner of the image box, made sure the constrain proportions was ticked and dragged it up slightly. I believe this is a pretty standard way to reduce or increase the size of an image in many other software packages.

I created a horizontal strip on my card using distress ink and also coloured the flowers the same way before handcutting them and clustering them together.

Stamps: MKC Digitals, Flower 1; sentiment from HLS Butterfly Birthday
Paper: Hobbycraft, watercolours pad
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Ranger distress, picked raspberry, mustard seed

On my second card I used the Flower 1 digi repeatedly. In Photoshop I simply copied and placed the image a couple of times in its original size, then reduced it in size and copied it and placed it a few times, then reduced it even more and copied and placed it a few more times. You may notice that some of the flower images are rotated and this is done by simply clicking on the rotate symbol - a sort of line with a circle on the end.

I then printed the whole thing and added colour by sponging through circle templates. I die cut this panel and matted it onto purple card stock. I finished off by adding an additional hand cut flower coloured in an amalgamation of all the ink colours.

Stamps: MKC Digitals, Flower 1; sentiment from HLS Doodled Flower
Inks: Mememnto, tuxedo black; Ranger distress, picked raspberry, wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, spiced marmalade, mustard seed
Dies: MFT, stitched basic edges

There's still a few more days of the MKC Digitals Digi Stamp Week left and we're finishing in style on Black Friday with a special stamp release and a great offer on all the digi stamps currently in store. Be sure to go check it all out on Friday and perhaps come back to my blog too where I'll be sharing a couple of cards using the special release - it's a very cute and seasonal one!

Thanks for your time today, I really appreciate you visiting my blog.

And keep crafting!

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