Friday, October 17, 2008

Using clipart in place of stamps


Sometimes you just don't have the perfect stamp for your card. Well why not use clipart or coloring pages both give you a wide variety of choices. They are especially handy when you want to use a famous character. (just remember they cannot be sold because of copywrite laws). When using clipart or coloring pages that you have adapted to the size you need and printed out on your computer be aware of fading ink. The computer ink may fade when you use any type of waterbased coloring method. To solve the problem of fading you may want to emboss the outline of your image. The Saurka embossing pen is great for this just outline your image with the pen and embossing powder and now you have lines that won't fade. The card example above shows a coloring page image that I watercolored . Now go steal your kids coloring books for some fun images.

4 comments:

scrappygal said...

now that is a very good idea. I never would have thought of that. Might have to go get myself an embossing en today. Thanks for givng me a reason to go shopping !

mphoinix said...

thank you for stopping at the cuttlebug challenge blog..
Your cards are beautiful..
Maggie

dori said...

oh cool! love it!

Kimmie0270 said...

I didn't know you had a blog! Adorable card... love it!