Hello All. Well, I've been getting into the groove of making Christmas cards this week - if you're looking for the Copic class that Aileen and I have been doing, please keep your eyes open mid week :)
A few weeks ago images of some unbelievably sweet digital stamps by @mom2sofia were going the rounds on Instagram and after having read Laurie's post about using digi stamps - if you've never read her blog, I can highly recommend as she is very talented indeed - I decided to take the plunge because the little children reminded me of my two little girls, and I'm glad I did:
They are remarkably cheap (£2.02!!!) and easy to reproduce. I printed these on Copic friendly paper, Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, and managed to print four on one page then cut it to size. They coloured up beautifully as you can tell - I did two in Copics and two in coloured pencils - and were extremely simple to put together.
After colouring with Copics:
as well as pencils:
[Supplies: Christmas Elves Digital Stamp; Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White card stock; Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Cardstock 300gsm; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella; Lawn Fawn 6x6 Paper Pads - Let's Bokeh in the Snow; Let's Polka; Let's Polka in the Dark; Derwent Artist's Pencils; Caran D'Ache Fancolor Metallic Pencils; Double Sided Sticky Tape]
I cut them to size to fit an A2 size card leaving a little gap at the bottom for some of my Lawn Fawn patterned paper (I love these!!).
Although they are not as flexible as actual stamps, given you can't use for embossing, or playing around with on paper in different ways, and I'm not sure how they'd watercolour (please let me know if you know!!), I am hoping to purchase some more digital stamps in future. I can see the potential for easy Copic colouring, price wise they are very reasonable and they certainly don't take up a lot of space. I'd say a great addition to my vastly growing arsenal of crafty items.
While I'm here, I'll take the opportunity to remind you of the Mind Crafternoon I was talking about a couple of weeks ago - it's the weekend of 5th and 6th of December and an ideal opportunity to craft with friends and get those Christmas cards going.
Thanks so much for reading. I always appreciate you stopping by and your comments mean a great deal :)