Let’s Make a Card with a Digital Stamp

It has been awhile since I made a handmade card with a digital stamp. I know digis aren’t for everyone, but I really love them. I’m not saying that I am willing to go completely digital, I love the actual “stamping” part of making a card too much! However, digital stamps do have a lot of benefits. Keep reading to find out more and how to get today’s digital stamp for FREE!

A handmade greeting card with a digital stamped image, colored with colored pencils and OMS.

The Video Tutorial

Some supplies used in the video tutorial above were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can behind 100%! To see who I currently or have previously designed for head HERE.


FREE Digital Stamp

Free digital stamp that you receive when you sign up for my newsletter

The stamp I used on my card today is one of my own. If you receive my newsletter, you already have the link to download this, just check your inbox!

I am having fun playing around with ProCreate and drawing some of my own digital stamps. I don’t want them to just sit on my tablet, so I thought I would give them away for FREE! All you need to do is sign up for my newsletter and in the welcome email you will find the link to download this digital stamp for free. Also, from time to time, I will be sending out other digital stamps in that newsletter, so be sure to sign up early so you don’t miss any of them!


Using Digital Stamps

Digital stamps can be a little intimidating, but once you figure out how to use them, they are one of the most versatile stamps you will have! You can make them any size you want, color them digitally or by hand, and the techniques are endless.

I use Photoshop Elements for all of my techniques, but there are many free programs you can use. I already have quite a few tutorials on using digis and there is a playlist over on my YouTube Channel. You can check it out below!


Making the Handmade Greeting Card

Sending Your Prayers handmade card with the digitally stamped butterfly image. This makes a very quick card and it's great to practice my coloring!

I started this card, like so many digital stamped card, on my computer. Again, I work in photoshop elements, but there are free programs out there. After I got my digi to the size I wanted it, I printed it off onto my heavy weight white cardstock using my Brother Laser printer.

The printer I use for printing off black and white digis is a laser printer. Laser printers are best for coloring with alcohol markers or your colored pencils and OMS. I LOVE my Brother for so many reasons but first and foremost it’s inexpensive in the world of laser printers and also, it takes heavy weight cardstock and watercolor paper (I’m talking 110 lb cardstock). I will leave a link to the exact printer I use down below!

Colored digital stamp with colored pencils and OMS. I used oil based colored pencils for added texture.

After printing, I quickly trimmed down the paper to a more manageable size and started coloring. I used my Schpirrer Farben colored pencils, OMS and blending stumps to color in the digi. Then, to just to add more interest to the finished card, I die cut the colored image with an oval die. I also die cut an oval mat to use later on the finished card.

I recently created a video that explains all you need to know about coloring with Colored Pencils and OMS/Gamsol. You can find that HERE.

And if you’re curious about the Schpirrer Farben Colored Pencils I used, you can find my full review on them HERE.

A bright stenciled background and simple sentiment finish this digitally stamped handmade greeting card.

To finish this card, I added a little stenciling to the card base with the new Lush Petal Stencils from TCW and Flirty Fuschia Catherine Pooler ink. Then, all that was left to do was add the colored digital stamp and mat onto the card base. SO SIMPLE!!!


Digital Stamps Tips and Tricks

  • First and foremost let me say, nothing is permanent in the world of digital stamping. There is always an undo, delete, or back button to be clicked. And if all else fails START OVER! You aren’t wasting any product, so play around, experiment and have fun. Don’t be intimidated or nervous!
  • When you are printing, print in the highest quality. I use 1200 DPI. It really does make a difference in the quality of your prints!
  • Digital stamps are great if you are in a hurry. If you don’t have time to stamp out a card, use your digital image and color them in digital just by dropping in the color. All that is left to do is type a sentiment on the card, print and go!
  • Digital stamps are also a great way to practice your coloring. You can scale them up or down, depending on the size you want to color. Print them off and start practicing! **They also make great DIY coloring books for kiddos!**

Even though I won’t ever go all digital in my stamping, I do have to say there are so many pros to having and using digital stamps. They only take up space on your computer, you can scale them to whatever size you want, etc. etc. etc.!

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter if you want to get the digital stamp I used today for FREE. And also, there are more to come, so be on the lookout in the newsletter!

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And if you are interested in any of the suppies I used to create my card today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


Supply List

Affiliate links are used
Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and Gray
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Waffle Flower Crafts - Craft Dies - Nesting Ovals
Waffle Flower Crafts – Craft Dies – Nesting Ovals
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Gamblin Gamsol Oil Color, 16.9 oz, Clear
Gamblin Gamsol Oil Color, 16.9 oz, Clear
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Dappen Dish Glass
Dappen Dish Glass
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Pipettes (20 PCS)
Pipettes (20 PCS)
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Blending Stumps and Tortillions
Blending Stumps and Tortillions
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MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
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2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
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Nuvo - Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Makeup Brush Set of 10
Makeup Brush Set of 10
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Nocturne
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Catherine Pooler Designs - Party Collection - Premium Dye Ink Pads - Flirty Fuchsia
Catherine Pooler Designs – Party Collection – Premium Dye Ink Pads – Flirty Fuchsia
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The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Stencil - Lush Petals
The Crafter’s Workshop – 6 x 6 Stencil – Lush Petals
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Hero Arts - Die and Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Prayers
Hero Arts – Die and Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set – Prayers
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My Sweet Petunia - Creative Corners
My Sweet Petunia – Creative Corners
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Professional Premium numbered 72 Colored Pencils Set Schpirerr Farben
Professional Premium numbered 72 Colored Pencils Set Schpirerr Farben
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Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer
Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
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