image by Heather Holbrook

image by Heather Holbrook

A big buzz word in the stamping world right now is Digital Stamping.

What is digital stamping you might ask? Well, it’s simply buying a digital image that you download to your computer and then print out and use like a regular stamped image. There are several advantages to using digital stamp images such as: storage, no need to store so many bulky stamps; cost, they are much cheaper than buying an actual stamp; helps the environment, no trees were cut down for wood blocks.

I recently gave digital stamping a try for myself and got some super cute images from Angel’s Landing. For each group of images I received an Adobe file with all the images and then each image separately in a PNG file. Their website has an easy to follow tutorial and helpful FAQ on how to download your images.

I really like the idea of being able to easily print them out on not only regular cardstock but other surfaces as well like printable canvas or vellum. I made the sweet card featured above by printing out the images of the birds on vellum and coloring them from behind with markers. I also liked how the images worked well with stamps I already owned, the music notes and words are from the April Word Puzzle stamp set from Close To My Heart. For my first try at digital stamping I found it really fun and easy to do.

The wonderful card shown below is from the Gallery at Angel’s Landing.

-Heather

 

image by Angel's Landing

image by Angel's Landing

By Heather Holbrook




Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Gwen Tippie on June 29, 2009 8:48 am

    Hi Heather,

    Love your adorable card. I also appreciate your tips on stamping “green”. Our beautiful earth needs all the help we can give her.

    Gwen

  2. Lauri on June 29, 2009 11:21 am

    What a wonderful card you made! I love how you colored the images on vellum! I am quickly becoming addicted to digital images! THanks for sharing your review!

  3. Randa @ DigiStamping.com on July 13, 2009 11:42 am

    One of my favorite things about digital stamp is a perfect impression each time, and of course, being able to save money! I started my own digital stamping site recently at digistamping.com and could definitely use some input as to what kinds of stamps would be most useful to people.

    I love the beautiful cards you make – the bunny and bird are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stephanie on February 28, 2010 5:35 pm

    OK I can’t believe that no one has told me what this is.I started scrapbooking about a year ago and I have spent thousands of dollars, including a Cricut Expression.I have dedicated a room and filled it with many things including alot of stamps. Many of these I bought and either haven’t used or I have used them once.I googled ” what is digital scrapbooking” and your site came up. This is so simple and economical I feel stupid for doing it the other way.Thank you for the digi stamps that you have provided for free to help me get started.

    Stephanie
    Alabama

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