Happy October everyone! Hard to believe that September is gone already! A new month bring us a new guest designer at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff but first, have you ever wanted to print your digital stamps in different colors? Heck yeah! I’ll show you an easy way to go from black to bright, it’s like having a million new inkpads 😉
All of the new stamp sets at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff offer png files as well as jpg files, they give you more versitility and the transparet background allows you to layer images. Let’s learn how to recolor our stamps:
In the above example the stamp has been changed from black to yellow, the pattern paper was made from recolored stamps as well.
In these examples I added color to colored stamps with my bic Mark its:
here is how to recolor a stamp:
Step one: Open your graphic editing software. I’m using Paint Shop Pro Photo software but Photoshop elements is quite similar. Open the file you wish to recolor. A png file is best but this will work on a jpg file too (I tried it to make sure;)
Click on the Adjust tab and choose Hue/saturation/lightness.
Click the default button and you will see two preview boxes that look the same. Click colorize, then play with the sliders to get the color you want (top slider), the brightness aka saturation (Left slider), and the lightness (right slider). Note if you are using a jpg file you will need to keep the lightness towards light because the fader will effect the background too making it black or grey, with a png file you don’t need to worry as the background is clear.
I layered the colored leaf stamps over one another (see, because it is a png I can overlap them and you see the colors beneath) to make this free card background paper for you. I even put a “created by” spot on the back for you to sign your name because DT Tracey gave me heck for not signing my cards 😉
Here is a peek at the Leaf prints stamp set. I included a printable sheet too (not shown) with the sentiments inside the frame as shown in my card samples because I know not everyone has (or wants) fancy software, sometimes ya just want to print and color!
Now lets see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has cooked up for us this week. I want to welcome Ceal Pritchett as out October Guest DT, I want to thank Ellen Smith for giving us a bonus project this week and big hugs to Shannon Neparko who designed the way cool stamp preview and who has been helping me tirelessly zipping up stamp set files (this chick knows her stuff) and I’m happy to report she is joining the team Full time!
Ceal Pritchett October Guest DT
Shannon *Welcome to the team!
Ellen Smith AKA “Tink” September Guest DT Bonus Project!
Now that you are all inspired I want to remind you that we are sponsoting Insparational Card Sketches again (see yesterdays post for my take on the sketch) this week where you can win some Lindsay’s Stamps! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!