UPDATE: All digital images previously for sale are now free! Click on freebies in the sidebar (or digitals, or vintage graphics).
You are free to sell the items you make with my images
provided it is on a small scale, such as a craft fair or small market. There
are some limitations - you may not redistribute the digital stamps themselves, including sharing,
copying, lending or reselling them in a group, collection or alone or
commercially in any way nor claim them as your own. You may, however, use them for classroom or teaching purposes. My images are not to be made into physical rubber stamps or into die-cuts for selling. In addition, If you sell something with my image on it, please give credit for the image to C.Gamble or Beyond The Fringe Crafts (BTFC).
Digital stamps - or digi stamps, are black and white digital images that are downloaded onto a computer where they can be manipulated before printing out. Very much like a traditional rubber or clear stamped image. One additional attraction of a digital stamp is that the images can be re-sized, flipped (mirror image) or manipulated in other ways before printing, and then can be colored the same way a rubber stamped image is colored.
*Digital Stamps can require a lot of patience and time to create. So please give credit where credit is due. :)
Coloring Digital Stamps
Digital images will be printed out using normal printer ink and not a specialist rubber stamping ink. Therefore there can be issues with the ink running if a wet coloring method is used. It is possible to heat set printer ink using a heat tool to reduce the likelihood of this happening. Pens, pencils and paints are all suitable for using with printed digital stamps. I have used Copics and markers successfully, but you do want to ensure your lined image is dry, and care should be taken when coloring. Many regularly do this quite successfully without any problem at all.
What about embossing?
Techniques, such as heat embossing are a little bit more work to achieve. The outline of an image can be traced using an embossing ink pen (great little tool!) and the image can be finished as normal. This then opens up other technique possibilities without the worry of running ink.
Difference between Digital Stamps and Clip Art
Clip Art is often created as a finished design that requires little in the way of further embellishment, often with a lower resolution - giving a lesser quality printed image; pixelated when enlarged.
Digital stamps are given a high resolution, thereby achieving high quality printed images. These can be resized without loss of quality, allowing you to print the image at any size.
If you have a function or event, the same image can be used on the invitations, the napkins, the program, or anything else, without having to buy several sizes of the same stamps. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and other events.
Cropping Digital Stamps in Microsoft Word