What are Digital Stamps

Digital Stamps

If you do paper crafts, do you know about digital stamps? Digital stamps are a must have! Nothing is worse than designing your project and not having that all important embellishment you need.

What is a digital stamp?

A digital stamp in crafting, stamping, card making and scrapbooking is a digital image printed onto paper from the user’s printer. Digital stamps come in a variety of formats, including PNG, JPG, and TIFF. Digital stamps offer many advantages over traditional rubber stamps because of their ability to be flipped, resized, rotated and easily stored.

In addition, digital stamps can be printed on a variety of papers and cardstocks, and when properly heat sealed can be used with a variety of coloring mediums including colored pencil, copic markers, even watercolors.

Where to find free digital stamps?

You can find free digital stamps on the internet. My go to place however is a blog Free Digital Stamps. 

There are digital stamp designers that have their own blogs and share their work freely. The Free Digital Stamps blog posts different websites everyday that have new designs up for free to download. Most designers will post a certain day of the week. 

When you do download a digital stamp it is a good idea to keep the original file name and keep a note of where you downloaded it. Just because it’s a free file, you should still give credit to the original creator if you share your finished product online.

Example of card made with digital stamp:

Here is a digital stamp I downloaded from the Delightful Inspiration blog. The file I downloaded is titled: “Spring Cupcake Freebie”.

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 I used the file to make a simple birthday card. 


I used some pattern paper, 2 different birthday themed quote stamps I had, and my Bic Mark It Markers.  You can color in the digital stamps on your own, or sometimes the designers will offer a colored version. I prefer to color them in on my own to match my project. I hope you try digital stamps today.


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