Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Pink Elephant - Use Ribbon

I absolutely love this free digi image that I got from Bugaboo Stamps, she's a tooth fairy! I am using this card for the Pink Elephant's Recipe challenge this week, which is simply to use ribbon. I used ribbon on the side and also made little ribbon tags for around the image:

Soooo - digi images. *sigh* I am so in love with them. But I realize that many people still don't even know what I'm talking about when I say "digis", so I'm going to explain here. Being addicted to my ink pads and embossing tools and such, I resisted the digital craze. But it's no use - I got sucked in and eventually, so will you! Digital images are images that you purchase and/or find for free (click here for a cool blog that lists tons of freebies for you) and download to your computer. I have gone from "well, maybe I'll try ONE" to compiling literally HUNDREDS of them. There are pros and cons to them, of course. The cons are that it's difficult to use embossing powder, and I find that without being able to to do that, sometimes the ink bleeds when I color my images. But if I let them dry long enough after printing, it's not usually a big deal. It's better to use darker colors for coloring, just to be safe. The pros, though - oh the pros!

INSTANT GRATIFICATION, baby. I don't know about you, but when I see new stuff come out, I want it NOW NOW NOW! LOL Buying digital is just about as instant as you can get. Most sites and companies either e-mail you the image right away, or offer a direct link to download it after you pay. Print that sucker out, and you're off.

NO INKY FINGERS! I don't know about you all, but I get soooooo irritated when I stamp an image with ink perfectly, only to pick it up and realize there is black ink on my fingers and I just smeared a big old fingerprint across the image. This does not happen with digi images.

SIZING OPTIONS - oh man, you can make little tiny mini versions of your image, you can make giant size versions, there is just no limit to what you can do. You can print the image once or a hundred million times (as long as you are not re-distributing them, that is a big NO-NO).

OK I hope I have convinced you to give digi images a try if you have not yet! I also found a program called Irfanview that helps with converting the files if you have trouble opening them. Try downloading it if you have any problems. Good luck! Peace.


  1. Great card!! I love that image too! I agree with all that you said about digis too!!

  2. Super cute card!Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at TPE!


  3. I've been bitten by the digi bug too! I just love this little image of the tooth fairy..too cute. Great card Jenn!!

  4. You are turning into such a digi gal and I love it. I adore this card. I snatched up the image and am dying to get my hands on more *LOL*

  5. Super cute Jenn! Great use of the ribbon! Thanks for playing along this week at The Pink Elephant!

  6. Super Duper!! Thanks for joining in the fun at TPE!!