Stretch Your Digital Stamps Card Series – No-Line Watercoloring (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

So happy you joined me! I thought it would be interesting to put up a new card series here on my blog featuring digital stamps. Well, I still use more and prefer actual stamps, but I would like to talk about why you may want to try digital ones. I’ll illustrate the advantages of them and showcase the possible ways of use. Hope you like the idea and will find it interesting!

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I’m going talk about no-line coloring with digital stamps! I’m IN LOVE with this adorable bunny from Craftin Desert Divas Bunny Latte Digital Stamp and wanted to watercolor it. By now I did a few attempts printing digital stamps on different watercolor papers, but had no success since the watercolor papers are textured! So I figured out this simple way to transfer the image!

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I started by printing Bunny Latte Digital Stamp on a printer paper. The type of paper doesn’t matter at this point. Then I cut a piece of watercolor paper slightly smaller than my A2 size card base and put my printed image underneath fixing it with a few stripes of post tape. Now if you have a light box, use it to trace the image outlines on your watercolor paper. And if, like me, you don’t have the light box, well, put your paper against the window and you’ll be able to transfer the cute bunny on your watercolor piece.

I kept the pencil lines very soft and then went over with an eraser leaving only very light outlines since I wanted my bunny to be white! On this particular card I used a high quality cold pressed watercolor paper and some professional watercolors! But you definitely can use any watercolor paper you have on hand and any watercolor media included watercolor pencils and distress or dye inks for this technique!

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasI kept this card clean and simple leaving the main focus on the watercolor piece. The sentiment that I used here also comes with Bunny Latte Digital Stamp. I cut out a simple fish-tail banner and added a little bit of color on it because the white card stock I used for printing didn’t match a slightly creamy color of the watercolor paper.

That’s all for today! Hope you like the idea and will give it a try! Here’s the link to my previous post from Stretch Your Digital Stamps Card Series where I talk about building a digital scene. And please, stay tuned! There are still so many arguments and some great tips and tricks to cover!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! And if you have any question, please, leave it in the comment area below!

Tatiana

SUPPLIES:

Bunny Latte Digital Stamp

Doodlebug Official Stripe Washi Tape

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

 

Stretch Your Digital Stamps Card Series (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

So happy you joined me! I thought it would be interesting to put up a new card series here on my blog featuring digital stamps. Well, I still use more and prefer actual stamps, but I would like to talk about why you may want to try digital ones. I’ll illustrate the advantages of them and showcase the possible ways of use. Hope you like the idea and will find it interesting!

Well, today I have this sweet card made as an inspiration project for the Monthly Social Media Challenge for Craftin Desert Divas. They already have so many amazing digital images on their site and continue to come up with cuter and cuter stamps every month! If you want to join Craftin Desert divas March Monthly Social Media Challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes, all you have to do is to post your projects with #CDDMONTHLY and share them in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.

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Today I’m going to talk about building a scene with digital stamps. Usually we print digital stamp, color them, fussy cut and them simply put on top of our cards what sometimes makes your projects very bulky and hard to mail. But you can easily come up with one layer card using digital stamps by building a digital scene! In fact, many digital stamps come as jpg and png types of file. Png files allow you to build easily a scene like the one you see on my card. And you don’t need any graphic designer skills or fancy program on your pc at all! Just use your basic “Word” program (or “Pages” if you are on Mac)!

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Here are the steps to follow! Open your downloaded png file, copy an image, open “Word” or “Pages” program and paste your digital stamp. Adjust the size if you need. Repeat these steps to paste another digital stamp. Now if you want, you can put one image in front of the other: select the image, click on the right mouth button and choose “put in front” option from the menu. Continue adding this way other digital stamps you need to build the whole scene.

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

To help you with measures, you can set your page to the size of your card base or insert a frame rectangle or any other shape you need of the desirable dimension.

Remember that you can resize, rotate, duplicate and move very easily all your stamps unless you build the scene you like. Then all you need to do is to print it and you are ready to color! No masking, no stamping, no fussy cutting are needed! And you can play and adjust your scene as long as you like without fear to stamp in the wrong place and ruin all the card.

That’s all for today! There are still so many arguments to cover, but I didn’t want this post to become too long! So stay tuned since I’ll be shaping other useful information and some tips and tricks very soon! Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you have any question, please, leave it in the comment area below!

Tatiana

COPICS:

YR000-YR00                             Y0000-Y00-Y11                       BV000-BV01

YG0000-YG01-YG05               BG0000-BG10-BG11               00-R30-R32

skin E50-E31-E0000               hair Y21-YR24-E35

SUPPLIES:

Magical Day Digital Stamp

Springtime Meadow Digital Stamp

Delightful Daisy Digital Stamp

Flower Power Digital Stamp

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.