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Combining Digital Stamping Techniques

The past two weeks I have shared a few different techniques, specifically layering your digital stamps and multiplying objects, using digital stamps. I wanted to combine all of those, plus a few others and use quite a few stamps to create an intricate scene. When you create a scene with your digital stamps you can either add color using your computer, or print and color with any coloring medium you want to use, but the only thing left to do is adhere the panel to a card base and add a sentiment! It’s such a great way to create a complete card while sitting and watching a movie, or one of your kiddo’s practices. I always like to be multi-tasking and this gives me the opportunity to do that. You can watch the video below to see exactly how I combined several different digital stamping techniques in Photoshop Elements to create an intricate scene!

ENJOY!!


 


I highly suggest watching the video above, because I am not going to give a complete run down of what all I did, but I will give you a few tips when working on a complex scene like this.

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  1. Remember nothing is permanent until you print. Don’t be scared to play around with the different techniques. The undo/back button will be your best friend for awhile! If you mess anything up too bad and going back won’t help, close out the panel and start all over! You’re not wasting any product until you print, so try, try and try again!
  2. Digital stamps from different companies will have different widths of lines that make up their stamps. You can alter the size of the lines in Photoshop Elements, however, if you don’t want to hassle with that I would suggest using digis from the same company. The majority of the time companies will use pretty close to the same line width for all of their digis.
  3. Think about placement, size, and the order of your layers when making your scene. An object that you want to appear further away will need to be smaller and behind layers/objects that are closer to you. It may seem a bit intimidating at first, but layering objects in your scene really adds so much depth and interest it’s well worth playing around with!
  4. If you’re looking for an extra quick card, use your program to color in your images as well while you’re working on the computer! (I hope to do a tutorial on this soon!)

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When I was happy with my panel I printed it off and trimmed it out using the crop marks. Of course, I used my colored pencils, OMS, and blending stumps to color in my entire panel. I had a white A2 top folding card base ready to go, but at the last minute I decided to color it a burnt orange color with an ink pad for some color. After letting the ink dry I adhered the panel to the card base using double sided adhesive. I did leave my panel free of a sentiment at the moment, and I do that sometimes when my card can be used for a number of occasions. I’ll save them back and use them whenever I need a card, but don’t have a specific card for that occasion.

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I love making scenes on my cards and being able to combine all of these techniques in Photoshop Elements to create a scene using my digital stamps is so much fun for me! I will warn you though, it can get a bit addicting!! I so hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial and will give it a try!!

If you’re interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, you can find them all linked below! (Affiliate Links Used) Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!!


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