A new DS4J digistamp used for embossing

This digistamp "He is risen" is another new one I drew and is in my shop Digistamps4Joy.I decided to do something quite different this time. I printed out the black/white image onto plain white paper, put this on the light table with a piece of gold vellum on top of it, then traced over all the lines with a white gel pen!

Why, you ask? Well the reason is I wanted to see if I could create a pergamano image from the digistamp, and normally in the pergamano craft, you first trace all lines with white ink, then go and do the embossing and rubbing on the back of the image. Pergamano is a craft that requires a LOT of patience and good eyesight, and this card took me quite a while to rub out and prick! But it actually worked!! So, I have now used a digistamp as a pattern for Pergamano - howz that!!
Here's a close-up of the 'fish' shape and words.

The edge of the shape around the image was created by laying a wavy-edged oval shaped die on top, then tracing around with the white gel pen, and pricking and pricking and pricking around the edge until the outside piece of vellum could be torn off. The curvy line near the edge is embossed from the back by hand. The rest of the card is made up of a piece of white paper that I bought ages ago, with all the stitching and gold glitter on it. I punched 2 butterflies from the same gold vellum paper, added small gems, cut and folded the triangular shapes at the left, glued some glitter card inside, and finished off with a large gem.
New items used - new digistamp
Old items used - white embroidered paper from stash, gold vellum from stash, gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Avenue 613 - anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
Creative inspirations paint - anything goes
Glitter 'n sparkle - bling it on
Sweet pea stampers - use a digistamp
Lady Annes - anything goes + sentiment


  1. Absolutely stunning Margy. So love all the techniques you have incorporated. Love the folded fan embellishment.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Anonymous7:08 pm

    This is awesome as well Margy! You are on a creative roll. :)

  3. Amazing use of a digi stamp! Love it!!

  4. Margy you have made a stunning card. This technique is fantastic. Ursula xx

  5. Very unique technique. Thanks for stopping by the neighborhood and sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

    DT Member

  6. This is very creative! Great idea!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up over at CIP~ Be Inspired Challenge.

  7. Very unusal but a great idea. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  8. This is unusual very clever thanks for sharing

  9. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  10. Margy, This is wonderful! Your patience paid off! I love Pergamano, but have have not done it for a while. I think the time it takes to complete one project wore we out.! Glad to see this technique! thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

  11. What a FABULOUS image and an awesome technique! Thanks for the mini-tute! You certainly are a trendsetter with this beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at our 613 Avenue Create challenge for this round - I hope to see you entering often!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    613 Avenue Create DT

  12. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the “Use a Digi” Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  13. Hi, Margy! Wonderful project and very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit!

  14. This is so beautiful. I just love everything about it!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.


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