Today is my first day designing as part of the Crafting By Designs team! ::squee!!:: This is an amazing opportunity Doris and the group gave me and I am so grateful. This group is excellent, so definitely check out their inspiration, and maybe try one of the challenges! This challenge has a prize of TWO digital stamps. The theme is “Food and Drink,” so I definitely think CAKE!
I used the Baking Brian digital stamp from Dr. Digi for this birthday card. Isn’t he just too fun to pass up??
I’ve been a stamper for many years, and love to try the newest techniques. Digital stamps are becoming more and more popular, but it was a little intimidating to try! Let me assure you they are super easy to work with, and with a minimal knowledge around a computer (if you are reading this, then that includes you!) you can adjust each by size, orientation, and many other features to make it exactly how you want for your creations.
Do you have any tips you’d like to share or questions regarding digital stamps? Leave a comment below — we’d love to hear them and chat! Let’s all help each other learn.
- Cut Very Vanilla cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2.” Fold in half for your cardbase.
- Choose a patterned paper and cut to 4″ x 5 1/4.” I chose the dark stripes in melon mambo from the patterned cardstock pack, but there are lighter stripes, and different polka dots, too!
- Cut a wide strip from the Very Vanilla cardstock 1 1/4″ x 4. Make two cuts on one side to form the banner.
- Stamp the sentiment in melon mambo and heat emboss with the clear embossing powder.
- Adhere this to the bottom third of the patterned paper.
- On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, stamp 4 banners using melon mambo ink and cut them out.
- Cut 4 1/2″ twine, wrap it at the top third of the patterned paper around to the back, and adhere it down.
- Use the dimensionals to adhere the banners over the twine.
- Adhere the patterned paper (now with banners!) onto the cardbase.
- Print Baking Brian at 3 1/2″ on Very Vanilla cardstock, and color in using your stampin write markers (I used melon mambo for the frosting, his kerchief, and the stripes on the apron to match the patterned paper I chose), and the copic markers for his face and hands. Fussy-cut out, and adhere over the wide banner.
Digital Stamp: Baking Brian
As many of my followers may have noticed, I often make multiple cards at once. Part of that is for efficiency–when I like a stamp or design, I know I’ll want to send many people those cards! But it also helps me with the indecision. “Which color would work best?” becomes “Make all of the color combos!” Here are a few of the other combos I created with this digital stamp:
Which color combo do you like best? And which way should he be facing? When a friend let me know I could reverse the orientation, it was hard for me to decide! There were so many options!
I’m playing along with the Simon Says Monday Challenge to Use Something New!
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I hope this tutorial inspired you to be creative today. This stamp did for me! Happy Crafting!