But, for those of you who aren't sure - what exactly is a digital stamp?
OK, so maybe digital stamp is a slightly misleading term. It came about simply because they are a digital version of a rubber stamp (the illustrative stamps used by card makers). Digital stamps aren't really stamps at all, but are used in pretty much the same way (with a few differences and benefits!) as those rubber stamps.
Basically, digi stamps are just a downloadable, printable image - designed with card makers and paper crafters in mind and saved at a high resolution so you get a good image. They mostly come as black and white line drawings (although you can get them in colour, too) and one of the main benefits is that they can be resized really easily on your computer before printing - there's an excellent You-Tube video that explains the easiest way of doing this for anyone new to using digi stamps.
As well as being able to resize, rotate and flip, you get a few other benefits with digis:
- They're downloaded in a high-resolution format, so the image stays good even if you make it bigger.
- They can be printed off as many times as you like, without any wear and tear or inky mess, both of which can happen with rubber stamps.
- You don't need anywhere except a computer hard drive (or flash drive) to store all your digi images - perfect for those of us a little short on space!
- Because they are digital, they usually work out much cheaper than rubber stamps
- You get your download instantly with most suppliers (you will with Handmade Harbour, as soon as the website's up and running!)
And with my brain feeling frazzled with all this website-building (not a natural strength of mine, I don't mind admitting!) I am hoping I don't make any major mistakes along the way. Feel free to point them out if I do!