I have written this tutorial for those wanting to try merging digital images with your existing rubber stamps. I have used Word but the principal should be same with whatever package you are using. Please note all pictures will expand when clicked on.
In word you have two ways of bringing your image in. Firstly by copying and pasting. Go to where your digital image is saved on your computer and right click. Choose Copy.
Open up a new page in word, right click and choose Paste, or a quick way to do this is to press the control key and "V".
Now your image is on the page you will want to be able to move it around. Right click on your mouse, Choose Text Wrapping and then Square.
OK, now you are free to move your image around the page but you may need to resize. You will see the square around the image. Right click on the top left hand corner of the box and Wthen hold down the left click button on your mouse and move it up or down to resize.
When you think you have it in the right postion print out on paper, not your stamping card. I then put my image against it to see if I have the right height. Adjust as necessary for your image. Once I have it in the right place I need to mark where I will need to stamp my image.
Now you need to get out your stamping card. You may want to test different cards with the inks in your printer. For printing digi's with my HP printer I have to use the cheapest black ink I can find. It is all down to the pigment in the ink. If I use the original ink, then it smudges with my copics. I also set to print on draft but again your printer may be different, so please experiment and don't give up.
Place your draft copy with the mark in position on top of your stamping card. I use a very sharp pencil to go through the marker and pierce the paper and inserting the dot onto the stamping card. This is where I will need to stamp my image.
Stamp your image where you have marked.
Now yo need to mask off your image. You will need a masking tape, I have used woodware, staz on ink, this is important and the only ink you can use on shiny surfaces and of course your choice of image. Stamp out your image using the staz on onto the masing tape/film and cut out.
Match the mask over your stamped image on your cardstock and you are now ready to put the image through the printer to add your digi background.
Remove your mask and you are now ready to colour. Be careful when removing your mask as the printer ink on top of the mask will come off on your hands and you do not want to get this over your image.
And here is my finished card.
Again I have had drawn the clouds and used B91, B000, C1, C3, C00
I have embossed the doily and dragonfly with moonglow embossing ink, so it changes from a blue to a gold colour in the light.
Here is the complete list of copics I have used.
Butterfly Girl Image is by Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy HERE
Tulip Garden Digi by Make It Crafty HERE
Lasercut Chipboard Dragonfly and Corner Flourish by Make It Crafty HERE
Papers by Prima
Moonglow Embossing Powder
Martha Stewart Frond Punch and Border Punch
Pearls and Flowers from stash
I hope you have found this tutorial helpful and I look forward to reading your feedback.