Friday, 28 September 2012

Joy Bird Christmas Cards

Hello!  I've taken the digital plunge!  I picked up this adorable Joy Bird image recently from Krista Schneider and gave digital "stamping" a whirl.   I encourage you to check out the images she has available, especially today as she has a special Freebie Friday offering of an adorable Christmas Owls image.

 I printed off these owls on Heather's 130 lb cardstock and heat set them with my iron.  I found the ink ran less that way.  I am still experimenting with what combinations of ink and paper will work for me in terms of digital "stamping".  So far, my ink jet printer mostly likes to run, but I attribute this to my printer being one and the same machine as Sauron the Scanner, mortal enemy of cards.  In fact, you will see Sauron's vengeful nature in the poor scan of these little cards, which are actually much nicer in real life.  I coloured them with Copics and mounted on a couple of different bases.  The patterned paper is from the Brioche collection by Memory Box.

I just fell in love with this little bird and his cheery little footprints in the snow.  I don't think digital images will ever replace my rubber stamps, but it sure is a great addition to the repertoire.  I particularly like being able to resize the image to suit the project.  Do any of you have opinions one way or the other on digital stamps?

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, Karen! I love what you've done with the little Joy Bird. You've represented him so well, thank you! And I'm glad you have taken the plunge! :D