18 December, 2013

Layering a Funky Hand digital stamp.

Hi everyone, Anice here.  It's my last post on the Get Funky and Craft Blog..for 2013.  How is your December going, all ready for Christmas Day yet?  I'm not, but what's new with that!

Today I thought that I would share my idea for layering one of the Georgie digital stamps 'Georgie Angel' Now, for this post I messed around with the stamp and created a GSD to cut out the image with my cutting machine.  You don't have to have a cutting machine.  You could just print out the digital stamp image four times and just cut the parts that you want to layer out.

Please remember: Not all digital stamp designers would be happy with you doing this sort of thing so you must remember to check all terms and conditions linked with each stamp.  If it is not mentioned there, doesn't mean it's OK to do.  Always ask.

Right, here is what I started out with for this project,

 I decided that I wanted to layer her face, the upper part of her body and her hands holding the heart.

I coloured the images in with Promarkers before I cut them out.  Colouring small parts of images when they are already cut out is really hard in my opinion but if you prefer to cut out first please go ahead.

Sorry, that was the perfect opportunity to show off my Promarker collection to you. To say I'm a bit obsessed with them is a little bit of an understatement!

Before I go on, if you have a few Promarkers you might like to grab this really helpful free download from Sarah Hurley.

It's a fab layout of all the names of the currently available Promarkers (including Limited Editions) with circles to add the pen colour to. Print the download onto the same paper/card that you use for colouring your digital stamps and colour in each of your markers. It will then give you a true coloured effect.  Sarah has laid them out in a really helpful order.  Grab the free download from her website  http://www.sarahhurleydesigns.co.uk/oldshop/prod_2834920-Promarker-Colour-Charts-Updated-for-Winter-2013.html  Please don't just share this freebie with your friends send them over to Sarahs website to grab their own copy. 

Here is Georgie all coloured in.  If you want more details about the colours I used then pop over to my personal blog Funky Hand Thoughts for more information.

I decided to colour in each section of the image as I wanted no white bits showing under the layered stamp, but also, because it was an opportunity to practice the colouring, as the lower levels of the face, upper body and heart wouldn't be in clear view!

Here's the finished card I made with the digital stamp.  And here is a closer look at the layering..

I used 1mm foam pads to layer the head and upper body and 3mm foam pads for the heart.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

If you have purchased the Georgie Angel digital stamp and would like the GSD I used in this post, send me a message through the Funky Hand website Contact Us page and I will email it to you for free.

So, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and you receive any crafting stash that you have asked Santa for.  I'm crossing my fingers that he will have some of the Promarkers that I have missing from my collection in his sack for me.  I've been a very good girl all year..well most of the time.  Hehe!

Anice xx


  1. Great tut Anice. Loved how Georgie looks!

  2. What a great card Anice.Fantastic layers and colouring.As for your pro marker collection-wow! I am green with envy.Hugs Debbie x

    1. Ha Ha! Debbie. Ian isn't that pleased with my Promarker collection. When he saw it, I had to tell him that I had had them all 'for ages'..that old one!!


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