Anne’s hints & tips
Follow Anne’s expert advice for using these cute digi stamps
Don’t be scared to try nontraditional colours – these Christmas cards are fresh and fun using pastel shades of pink, violet and blue. Colour your images to match your chosen patterned papers for a coordinated look.
If you don’t like colouring or need a quick card, look for pre-coloured digital images. Lili of the Valley and Polka Doodles are two of my favourite suppliers who offer both coloured and monochrome versions of their digital stamps.
Don’t forget to regularly back up your digital files. I recommend storing them on a USB memory stick, so that they won’t be lost if anything happens to your computer.
When using digital images it can be helpful to print in draft or economy mode. The printer will use less ink and this can prevent the outline smudging when the images are coloured. If the ink does run when you add colour, use a heat tool or hairspray to set it.
Avoid printing onto thick card, as it is likely to jam in many home printers. You can always layer your printed image onto card to strengthen it if necessary. Another plus when buying digi stamps is that you can buy from websites around the world without having to factor in shipping costs or wait for your stamp to arrive. Use a currency converter site to work out the cost of the stamps.