Saturday, 9 December 2017

This Is Why I Do Do Digis...

I know some stampers don't like to use digistamps and feel that they are 'cheating' - but I don't agree. I just see rubber/clear stamps and digital images as two different mediums, each with their own advantages.

For me, the big advantage of using digis is the ability to resize, which makes them so versatile. Here, I printed this A Day for Daisies digital image very large and cropped a third of it away. I shaded him with a grey Promarker and paper- pieced his clothes. I made a border with a Martha Stewart punch and stamped (physical stamps this time) the sentiment using an Avery Elle set.
So here I used the same digi, but this time sized small, duplicated and some of them flipped to mirror each other . I coloured them with Promarkers, stamped a Penny Black sentiment and embossed it with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder.


I'd like to enter the first (paper-pieced) card into:
Cards Und More  snowmen
Double D  red and white
Cardz 4 Galz  snowman
Sparkles Christmas snowman


I'd like to enter the second (4 snowmen) card into:
Casology  stormy - I think that's a snowstorm!
Cas-ual Fridays  winter blues
Cardz 4 Guyz  snowman
Always Fun  snowment





29 comments:

Liz said...

Two super cards, Marina, I love how you've paper pieced the first one. I do use digi stamp sometimes, but I must admit that I do feel a bit like I've cheated. xx

Karen Knott said...

Both fabulous cards, especially love the second one with the embossing and the mini snowmen.
When I first started card making I used to think that about digi stamps too but since I 'discovered' digi's I'm converted and must admit now 90% of my cards are using digi's, 2 reasons for this being that you can resize to suit and the main one is being on a tight budget I would rarely be able to purchase stamp sets whereas I can have 4 or 5 new images for the same price ;)
Hugs Kaz xxx

Ros Crawford said...

I'm with you, I love digis and you really showcase them stunningly... Love these cards and may have to buy that digi!

Darlene said...

Oh Marina this is so cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red & White with optional touch of Green’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Dotty Jo x said...

Totally love them both! Jo x

Sian said...

I love both of these cards! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

Pia S said...

Apart from resizing and cropping I use my digis in the same way as my rubber stamps, so I don't feel using digis is cheating either. I love the qualities of digis as you mention, but it's also fun to rummage through stash rather than files, so I feel I'm enjoying both. Your cards here are brilliant examples of how to use digis in different ways and they're adorable!

Heidi Stamps said...

Great way to showcase the benefits of digis! I have a few, but don’t use them much. Mostly because of my printer. Great cards!

Joan said...

Two super cards Marina and I love the way you have demonstrated the versatility of the digi stamps, I have been known to use them when I'm stuck for a specific image but after seeing this I might think about them more.
Joan

Lisa Mensing said...

Great cards and great take on the Casual Fridays Winter Blues Challenge. Thanks for joining us!

Michelle Wallace said...

I love both your cards Marina! Thanks for playing along with a
Us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Sherrie M. said...

Fabulous snowstorm Marina! Great cards! So glad to see you at CASology this week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely adorable!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Beautiful cards! And I agree, I love the versatility of digis! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Marina!!! I agree with you. I love working with digi images as well. They are easy to use and at times many people do not have them. I love both of your cards an the snowman are so cute. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week.

Kathy Krug said...

Such wonderful designs. Love that cute Santa.Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope you will join us in future challenges.
Kathy
DD DT

Melissa said...

Both of these are adorable! I love how you showed just how versatile digis are! That big ole snowman is so cute in its snowflake sweater and I love the sweet little family of snowmen in that second card with the dimensional snow!
Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CASology! :)

Melissa L. said...

Super cute, Marina!

Lynne said...

I think both your cards are great and love how you've paper pieced the first one and chopped him off a bit to give a different twist. Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge x

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest cards ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Snowman/men" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Nonni said...

These are both absolutely amazing Marina! I love the "giant" version, his paper pieced clothes look great! I don't think it's cheating to use digi stuff -I think I would use digis too if I just had the skills (or the patience to learn...). These two card show how versatile digis can be and what amazing designs one card make with them!

Irit Shalom said...

Totally perfect blue winter card! Thanks for playing with our Casual Fridays challenge and good luck!

Irit Shalom said...

Lovely and cute winter blue card! Thanks for playing with our Casual Fridays challenge and good luck!

Greta said...

They're both so clever & cute, Marina!

Julie B said...

I agree Marina, they both have their positives. Two fab festive makes.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Fabulous designs for this Christmas cards. Love the Santa. Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Card und More Challenge this time and good luck :)

Wendy R. said...

Snow cute! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx

Debbie said...

Adorable snowman card. Beautiful paper piecing too. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT. Xx