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From my studio in the South Coast of England I design, make and sell handmade books, binders, organisers, home decor and gifts amongst many other things.


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Saturday, 4 January 2014

NOW ALL MY DIGITAL STAMPS ARE FREE!!!

Welcome to Anonymous Stamps. 

There are a few changes to the way Anonymous Stamps works - as of today all images will be free, I will no longer be selling the images via Etsy. 


My whole collection is now available for free right here on this blog. I will still be designing and drawing new stamps and making them available on here so check back often or sign up as a follower to make sure you know when new images are here. 


I would love to see what you do with the images so do send me pics and I will include you with a  blog link in the gallery so people can visit your blog be inspired by your work. 


If you are new to digital stamps then here is a run down of what they are to help you on your way. 

Enjoy xx


Firstly, what is a digital stamp?
A digital stamp is an illustration that is sold in its digital form they are downloaded onto a computer where they can be manipulated before printing out, make sense?
Ok so back to basics: Think of a rubber stamp that you ink and press to paper to create an image that you would then use on a card or other project, ok, now imagine the same image from the rubber stamp on your computer that you can print off as many times as you wish, re-size, flip, add text etc etc no more ink pads, no more one size stamps, sounds pretty funky huh! That is a digi stamp, basically the difference between digital stamps and traditional stamps is that there is no physical stamp. A digital stamp is just the image.
Once a digi stamp has been printed out they are used in much the same way as traditional stamps, finished images can be cut out and incorporated into handmade cards, gift tags, scrapbooks home decor, sewing and appliqué and many other projects.
Next I thought I would do a walk through with you on using a digi stamp.
Firstly you have to find and buy your digi stamp: at this stage of course I am going to point you to our pages for your free digi stamp although I should add here that in the digi world you are spoilt for choice really there are hundreds of amazing digi stamps artists out there offering some really gorgeous images some of free and some to buy. But for now if you click one of the tabs at the top of this blog you will see lots of free images, choose one image and right click it to save it to your desktop (or designated file).
Next open up Microsoft word and create a new blank document.
Drag your file from your desktop onto your Word document and your image will appear something like this:
Right click the picture and choose Format Picture from the list.
You want to select that the picture sits “In front of text”
Now you can manipulate it however you want rotate it re size it and change its position on the paper for printing.
Once you are happy hit print, run to your printer and see your image appear ready for colouring etc
The opportunities are endless for digi stamps, the great part is that the image is now yours to use again and again!
The monodoodle image I have used for the walk through is great blown up big and put on a kids wall for them to colour, or perhaps use one to cover a school book?



11 comments:

  1. Wow - that's awesome! I'll go take a look! Thank you!

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  2. OMGoodness - Your designs are beautiful! Thank you!

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  3. Wow that's so nice of you! Thank you so much for sharing with us this way!

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  4. Wonderfully generous of you. Thank you so much :o)

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  5. thank you for your generosity,

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  6. Wow thank you so much, beautiful designs xxx

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  7. Vicky F told me about you. Thank you so much for offering your images for free. I have become a follower and will look forward to your next challenge

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  8. Just got your link passed to me... I'm impressed and very thankful!
    Hugz,
    Gramma

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  9. Thank you for offering your digitals for free on the blog - have a happy week!

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  10. Wonderful, love Zentangle. Thanks for the freebie. xxx

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  11. Hi, I just discovered your blog! Thanks for sharing your art with all of us.
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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