Every now and then I play along with Jalisa at Patches of Pink. Jalisa is trying a new venture: She has created a digi stamp. She is giving the stamp away for free and asking us to create a project and submit it to her. I like Jalisa and her blog. She is fun and has creative ideas. I want to support her and help her get the word out about her fairy digi stamp that you can get here. In addition to simply playing along, Jalisa is giving away the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge to one entrant!! So generous, Jalisa! Thanks for the opportunity.
Here is Jalisa's fairy digi stamp and you can get it free here.
I think that I am correct in saying that this is Jalisa's first digi stamp. This is MY first time using a dig stamp!! Just thought I'd give it a try. I colored the fairy stamp with colored pencils (nothing fancy). I am not sure if the rest of what I did is "allowed" or still considered digi stamping?
When I was a kid my mom would cut up Holly Hobby wall paper in various layers and "piece" the bits together for a layered/textured/3D look. (See I'm so new at this I do not even know what to call it all.) My mother would use some kind of goopy glue that would easily add dimension to the layers. I accomplished a similar look by coloring several copies of the fairy stamp, cutting out "pieces" and "layering" them. I layered them by adding a strip or two of card stock between layers because I felt that the adhesive foam dots were too thick. I also added glitter to the dress trim and shoes of the fairy. After all, fairies and glitter do go hand in hand (or in this case, foot)!
What I really like about Jalisa's fairy is that you can see that she is hand drawn--she is not perfect, but personable!! So be honest and tell me if I went outside the guidelines of digi stamping? I think I am used to doing the paper piecing that I felt compelled to add it to the stamping! The card is 5 by 5 inches. I hope you like my digi fairy.