Another Digi-image and a few Q&A’s

I can’t seem to tear myself away from these sweet little girls by Digi Stamp Characters.  My friend, Jody, and I both purchased this image (among others…she blames me) and so we thought it might be fun if we both posted our cards on the same day.

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My little apple girl is colored with Copic markers, her dress and arms/apple were paper-pieced and the grass was colored/drawn in with Prismacolor pencils.

PIYAACUSome of you had some questions about using digi-images so I’ll try to answer them as best I can.  I’m no expert but I can share with you what I have and do.

My printer is a Canon MP240 Inkjet.  It was not expensive and I bought it with a rebate so it was a good deal. 

Copic markers work fabulously with the ink.  I’ve had no bleeding whatsoever… unless I use too much marker ink.   Rolling Eyes

I’ve had no problems running cardstock through my printer.  The paper does not travel/wrap around a bar of any kind so the paper comes out as flat as it went in.

It’s really easy to paper-piece digi-images:  

First decide how many different parts you will need.  I needed one for the main image, a second for her popped up sleeve, a third for her dress and a fourth for her right arm, apple and dress band.  So I printed four images onto one sheet of cardstock.  I left a little extra room around the first one which is the one I used for the card.  The others were printed close together since I only needed parts from each one.


After printing, I returned to my computer and deleted the first and fourth images.  Doing so prevents the printer from printing over these images a second time.  Remember, the first is the main image and the fourth I used for her arm, apple and dress band.

Using removable tape, I adhered small pieces of patterned paper over the area I wanted printed (the sleeve on the second image and the dress on the third).  Be sure to place the tape on the side of the patterned paper that will go into the printer first.


Here’s a close-up of the two images after printing a second time:

AGPPCUI then cut out the parts I needed and began putting her back together. 

I hope that was helpful.  I’d be happy to answer any other questions.  Just let me know!  🙂

Don’t forget to stop by JODY‘s blog to see her apple digi-girl!  I can’t wait to see for myself as she is a super-fantabulously talented gal!  (I’ll be pairing up with friends and images often as I’m on a mission to use my neglected supplies.  And everything is more fun with a friend.)  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Digi-imageDigi Stamp Characters   Sentiment:  Cornish Heritage Farms “Making the Grade” (Kim Hughes Collection)   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Suede Brown Dark, Natural Smooth   Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket “The Boyfriend” and “Earth Love” available here or here   Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, E57, R20, YR20, YR23, R12, R14, G21, B0000), Prismacolor pencils/turpenoid, Stampin’ Up chocolate grosgrain, Basic Grey button, Bow Easy, natural jute string, clear embossing powder (sentiment).  Finished size 5” x 5”.

23 responses to “Another Digi-image and a few Q&A’s

  1. You are a genius! This is a wonderful card!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this Michele!! I love that you can still paper piece with digi images this way!

  3. Love, love, love the card, Michele!! Great Q&A too, I am sure lots of folks wondered about the digi image deal.

  4. Darling card, Michele! And thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

  5. You are killin me with these cute images…are you trying to get me back for all those Bella purchases? LOL Love this!

  6. Love how you showed about using the printer – great idea with running it through for paper piecing I had not thought of that! Love the final card also.

  7. What a sweet, sweet card. The little girl is adorable.

  8. Darn it! This is just too, too sweet!!

  9. Love love love it…the 2 papers looks SO good together and what a Super sweet card for a teacher!!!

  10. Completely adorable! I LOVE it! 🙂 I love the way you paper pieced her dress and the combo of the 2 paper packs works amazing well. You rock! 🙂

  11. OMG this card is adorable too. You and Jody both created some fun cards with this image. Love the tutorial on how you paper pieced your Digi Image.

  12. Oh my gosh! Is this adorable or WHAT!?! Those patterns together look amazing & I would have NEVER thought to combine the two. Love it!

  13. Your card is absolutely darling! The colors, patterns and how you paper pieced her dress look fantastic!

  14. This is soooo cute! I love her sweet little barrette and her paper pieced dress! Love the grass you drew in too!

  15. wow. those ARE sweet images! very cute card!

  16. This is just the cutest, Michele…and those papers are perfect for her! Love your piecing and perfect coloring!! Thanks for your digi instructions as well!

  17. ACK! OMGosh another cutie…love the paper piecing, dummy me would have put in the whole sheet of paper, lol! That’s why we have amazing people like you to look up to! 🙂 Now you know I’m going to have to try this! lol I have this digi image too and my friend just got her card I did with it so will post it next week, I went a bit “twilighty” on it! TFS

  18. Michele, this is such a fabulous card…love the colours and great papers…this wee girl is just too cute for words…love her!
    I have been having a lot of issue with my printer! The main frustration being that the ink isn’t compatible with my Copics. I have himed and hawed about replacing it. Well, this post has really helped me make the decision to get a new printer so I can play with all the cute digi images that are available! I will start looking for a canon MP 240!
    Thanks for the great post and digi paper piecing tutorial!!!

  19. Hi!

    I recently posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    Would you let me know if that’s OK>


    Nancy ward

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  21. Hi Michelle — It’s me, crawling out of the cave! I thought your stamped little girl was just adorable, only to read she was a digi image — I’ve been curious about digi images but have never tried. I am SO impressed how you paper pieced her through your printer — very clever girl!!! Loved this informative post!!! Thanks!!!

  22. Wow amazing! Love the card and thank you for sharing this technique. I hope you don’t mine if I post this on my blog and link it. Also I wanted to know what do you use for the light blue color u have on the digi stamp as background color. Thank you!

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