Frequently Asked Questions
Why are these called "stamps"?
Well, these images are not really stamps per se; they look like rubber stamped images but can do so much more. These black and white images are created to be coloured in either by hand (like rubber stamps) or on a computer (unlike rubber stamps). Even more, you can open them in Word or any image-editing software where you can re-size, rotate or even flip them to make mirror images, which you can't do with rubber stamps. If they are printed on a laser printer, the ink is heat-set so you can colour them in with alcohol-based markers like Copics. You don't need special Memento Ink to stamp them. However, if you print them out on a ink jet printer, you may need to heat-set the image before colouring with Copics.
Can I use your stamp on more than one item?
Will you draw an image for me?
Well, I'll certainly try! If you have an idea for stamp, such as a particular accessory for another stamped image or a background you just can't find anywhere, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you as soon as I can and we can discuss it further. If it's not too complex, the cost will be about the same as my other stamps; however I will reserve the right to add it to my collection for others to purchase too (I am always looking to expand my portfolio!)
How do I order?
Simply click on the Add to Cart button on the page of the stamp you want to purchase! You will be taken to Paypal where I am a Verified Paypal account holder; a status that indicates I have passed PayPal security checks. Using Paypal is free, secure and enables you to pay by credit card or money transfer. Once Paypal has informed me of your payment, I'll email you a link to download your file(s) within 24 hours. Please make sure you include your email address when processing your order.
What file format do you use?
All my images are .jpgs. They will look large on your screen because they are formatted for the best print quality (400 ppi). Don't worry; the watermarks on my images on the site help protect them from being copied illegally. They will be removed from your file when you purchase it. You can open your saved images in Word, Powerpoint, Paint, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro or any other image editing program.
How do I use digital stamps?
NOTE: To print this tutorial, click on the links below:
Click on the download link I sent you. Once you see the image you purchased, right-click to "Save As". Choose a location on your computer to store your image (Suggestion: create a folder on your Desktop called Digital Stamps. Save them all there to find them easily!).
Most crafters use Word to print off their digital stamps. To do this, create a New Document. From the main toolbar, click on "Insert", "Picture", "From File" like this (click on images to zoom in):
Locate the file you saved and select it. Word will place the image in your document:
You can then resize it, if you wish, by dragging on the corner handles to ensure its proper perspective (this is important if you don't want it to become distorted). See how I have clicked on the little black square in the bottom right corner of the image to get the double-ended arrow below? Grab that, hold down your mouse button and drag like so:
Or you can re-size images by percentage or specific measurement. Right-click on the image and choose "Format Picture" from the menu.
Then in the Format Picture dialog box, choose the "Size" tab. Here's where you can type in a specific height, width or percentage of the original image:
Your original saved image will remain the same size so you can use it over and over again.
Maybe you'd like to move the image around on the page. Since the default is to left-align and lock the image position, select your image and go to "Format", "Picture", or once again right-click on the image:
Under the "Layout" tab, choose "In front of text" like so:
Now you can drag it around the page! If you already have your Picture Toolbar visible, you can also do this straight from that toolbar like this:
What if you're unsure what size you want, or you want multiple copies of the image? No problem! Once you have the image in your document and unlocked it's position, click on it, then "Copy" and "Paste"! Then resize or move the pasted images around wherever you want.
Maybe you'd like to flip it, or print a mirror image. Click on "View", then "Toolbars" and make sure the Drawing Toolbar is selected.
Then click on "Rotate or Flip" like this:
Now you're ready to print on cardstock, colour, cut out and use on your paper crafting projects!
Can my work be added to your Gallery?
I would be thrilled to receive any images of what you've done with my stamps! When I do, I will definitely add it to the Gallery and credit you with a link to your blog or website!
I hope you enjoy using my drawings as much as I do creating them!