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Make a coffee lover’s day with your bonus digi stamps, created by our pals over at Time for Tea Designs. Whatever the occasion, let it be a caffeine-fuelled celebration! Amongst these ultra cute motifs, you’ll also find a trio of sentiments to tickle your coffee craving. We’re a particular fan of ‘Take life one sip at a time’ – you can’t beat a good pun to pep up someone’s spirits. Don’t forget, you can find the how-tos to Kitty Day’s designs on here.
Download and print them
1 Press ‘Click here to download now’ then log in – or register if you don’t currently have an account with us.
2 Click ‘Download now’ and you’ll see the download processing at the bottom of your screen.
3 Open the folder, then right-click on the file and select ‘Print’.
You’ll notice that Kitty has applied a combo of colouring and inking methods to bring her cards to life. Consider your hues carefully for dimensional accents with something as simple as shading. Whether you’re using a blending tool with distress oxide inks for your backgrounds or alcohol markers to colour in stamped motifs, it’s all in the amount of pressure you apply. Release for softer shades or press down harder for richer and more pigmented results.
Fancy something different to distress oxide inks? Give watercolours a whirl to add some subtle colour to your cards. Just a few washes can really boost your backgrounds – remember it doesn’t have to look perfect, that’s the beauty of the painterly style! Simply apply your chosen watercolour in horizontal strokes using a thick, flat paint brush. The more wishy washy the better in order to allow your vibrant digi stamps to really pop.
Accuracy is key when it comes to trimming your digi stamps, which is why we recommend precision scissors for detailed or smaller designs such as the hearts. Leaving a narrow edge around the contour of your shape is perfectly fine, it actually gives a neat finish to the overall look. For the larger motifs and sentiments, Kitty has used basic shaped dies to cut them out. Why not play around with the shapes you already have in your stash?
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