Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Digi Stamp Tips

Digital Stamps seem to be all the rage right now. With the economy, it is an inexpensive way to get some new stamps. It is also instant gratification for many stampers. You don't have to wait a few days or longer to get your new images. They come right away and all you have to do is print them off and color away! We thought it would be nice to compile some tips to answer any questions that new digi stamps users might have.
The first couple times I worked with digi images I wasn't happy b/c my ink smeared with my Copics but I figured out the trick! I heat set the images with my heat gun and presto - NO SMEARING!!!
-Carisa Zglobicki, TPE participant

Digi images are great for using on the inside of cards. Due to being able to make them whatever size you want you can make cute small characters to decorate the corners of inners.
-Ann Cutts, TPE design team

I print my digi images on matte photo paper (JetPrint brand). I then spray the image with a very light coat of workable fixative. Let dry and I am able to color them with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol with no bleeding whatsoever. I have also heard of heat setting your inkjet prints in your oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes, but have never tried it.
-Robin Willis, TPE design team

If you have any great tips for using digi stamps, please send them to us at