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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

{Digital Wednesday} Digital Stamping on Patterned Paper

Happy Wednesday! Digital Wednesday is back and every 3rd Wednesday in January, February, and March, STAMPgirl Maria will be sharing her creations spotlighting our digital images either by themselves or together with other STAMPlorations products. We'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Digital Wednesday post for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

STAMPgirl Maria created five cards combining digi stamps with patterned paper.



Here's Maria with her cards:

Did you see my digi stamp post last month where I resized the images for my cards? As I mentioned, I love getting inky with actual stamps, but there are some benefits to digi stamps - no smudges, perfect coverage, image resizing, even layering images (though I've yet to give that a try).

My technology is limited to Microsoft Word and a Canon ink jet printer but there's still a lot you can do with just those two. If you're totally new to digital stamps, watch this video for a great introduction.

Today I have used Cupful of Blooms, Coffee Blossoms and Holiday Lattes for my projects. And a pad of patterned paper I picked up at the dollar store. The pastel colors caught my eye. The paper is thin however, so to print on it I used cellophane tape to attach the 6x6 sheets to a normal sheet of copy paper. This went through my printer without any problem.
Here's a look at some of the images I printed.

Let's get started, shall we? First up, I thought I was going to mix and match cup and blooms - paper piece just the mug from PP onto the image printed on white cardstock and then give the white blooms just a little dab of color. But I liked the look of the image on the watercolored-look PP so much I couldn't cut it apart! So these two cards happened.

First, I fussy cut the white image, added dabs of color to the flowers and adhered it on a floral PP.


Then the image fussy cut from the pretty watercolored-look PP got dabs of color to the flowers and was then added to a shimmery, linen texture cardbase.


For my next card I used an image that covers the front of an A2 card. I printed it once onto white cardstock and once onto PP. When fussy cutting the blooms from the PP to adhere to the other panel, I carefully cut out the frame too and used it to make a second card.


To accompany the fussy cut PP frame, I shrunk one of the other coffee cup images, printed it onto contrasting PP (twice so I could see which size I preferred) and fussy cut just the flowers to use to embellish the second card.

This last one was such fun. I printed the image onto four different patterned papers, felt like I was back in kindergarten as I fussy cut the flowers and then arranged them on my cardbase.

Please visit my blog for more details about these projects and some tips I learned in the process.

A day without coffee is like...
Just kidding. I have no idea!

Holiday Lattes


Maria has certainly showcased our digital stamps awesomely! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Maria's blog by April 8. We'll announce the winner in the March winners post on April 10.

In the meantime, check out our digital store -- we're having a Spring Sale...all digital stamps and printables are 20% off with the code TAKE20. And just for our our blog readers and followers, purchase 4 digital products and get 1 free (up to $5 value). After placing an order, reply to the order receipt or send an email to stamplorations@gmail.com and indicate the digital product (valued at $5 or less) you'd like for free. You'll receive a separate download link for it.


  1. I like the sketchy sort of look of these flowers. They look wonderful.

  2. Wow! You make it look so simple yet it's so detailed!

  3. These are great images. Digital stamps are great because I can use them on the go,

  4. OMG! I LOVE your paper piecing! Such great spring colors!

  5. Wonderful cards with the digitals and pattern papers. I love the beautiful soft colors too.

  6. Wow... they are so beautiful. The soft pastel colors are perfect for the season

  7. Such gorgeous cards!! Love the beautiful blooms!

  8. These are lovely. I especially like the fussy cutting. Not that I like fussy cutting, I just love it when others do it. [Bunny]

  9. Such lovely cards and a great way to use digital images. tfs

  10. These are beautiful. I like the patterned paper you used and thanks for the tip on using thin paper.

  11. Oh what beautiful paper to print onto, and great use of the images once printed! Loving the results

  12. How very pretty - all of these! Love the paper pieced flowers.

  13. Absolutely beautiful and feminine cards x.

  14. These are very pretty cards! Look nice and springy.

  15. Love the variety of techniques you shared. Getting ready to watch the video you suggested.

  16. New to digital stamps, so these projects are a great introduction.

  17. Wow, stunning card designs and I love the technique of printing on patterned paper.

  18. Wow, Maria, I love these! Absolutely gorgeous! Really loving the first card!

  19. Such lovely creations, using the
    digital stamps!

    LOVE the images and colouring - WOW!
    I LOVE using digital stamps, we can size them to be PERFECT for every project :)