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January Digi Stamp Diva – Pattie's Creations

Image copyright Pattie Gomez 2021. All rights reserved.

Happy New Year, everyone, or maybe it's more appropriate to wish Happy Better Year! I don't think there are too many amongst us sorry to see 2020 go.

Welcome to 2021's first Digi Stamp Diva, January's Pattie Gomez from Toms River, NJ, United States. Pattie is the prolific and talented artist behind Pattie's Creations. 

Photo copyright Pattie Gomez 2021. All rights reserved.

I first became aware of Pattie's wonderful digis by participating in her Pattie's Creations Design Challenge blog, which links to her Etsy Shop. I was not only impressed by her illustrations, but her creative output as well. She has 436 items in her shop right now to choose from – whatever type of digi-stamp you need, you're sure to find it. Pattie is having a sale through January 31st, use the coupon code BOOP789 to get 30% off.

I asked Pattie to tell me a little bit about herself and was surprised to learn that in addition to being an artist, Pattie is an Internet Technology Professional. She said she always dreamed of being an artist, but needing another job to support her family, pursued a degree in Information Technology, where she worked in the telecommunications field for many years before taking early retirement.

Pattie says that one day she decided to draw her own images to use on the cards she was making. She had such positive feedback from other crafters, she realized she could sell them. She began by creating two characters close to her heart – Pattieboop and cat Allie – based on Pattie's own name, her love of the character Betty Boop and her own cat named Allie. She was having such fun coming up with images she set up an Etsy store and vastly expanded her image line.

Pattie uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance her drawings and is experimenting with a recently purchased Wacom Tablet to add color. 

In addition to Pattie's Etsy shop and challenge blog mentioned above, you can also find her on her Pattie's Creations blog and facebook page.

Pattie is kindly offering her vingtage look Pocket Watch digi free this month, exclusively to Paperesse readers. You can use this stamp for soooooooo many different things, pairing it with endless 'timely' sentiments. The stamp will be available for the month of January only; to receive your digi, please leave a comment below, send an email to paperesse@live.com, and I will email you the stamp. 


Image copyright Pattie Gomez 2021. All rights reserved.

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I told Pattie when she showed me the image she'd like to share with Paperesse readers, that I saw a masculine birthday card in this pocket watch digi's future and that's exactly what I did. This is a perfect example of why I prefer digital stamps to traditional ones. Digital stamps can be easily sized up/down and layered. I simply took the original image and with my photo processing app, removed all the white background surrounding the watch and the little bit in the curve of the winder crown at the top, then saved it as a PNG file, which I used to layer seven different versions of the stamp, perfectly sized for a slimline card.


I used a new no-brand slimline card die to create the card. That's an Amazon link there, which I don't normally share (I don't think Amazon needs any help from me to make a buck), but I am impressed with these dies, how they cut, and the price (€6.99), so I thought I'd make it easier for you to see what they're like. At 18cm wide by 22cm high it's a large card, much larger than the It's Penguining to Look a Lot Like Christmas slimline bookmark card I recently made. The inner die is the outer border of the two part Creative Expressions Stitched Snowflake Stiplet die. 


Watch paper is a magazine freebie. The outer 'It's about time...' sentiment was created with Candara Light font; I plan for the inner sentiment to say...'to wish you a Happy Birthday!' I kept embellishments simple with a little dotted ribbon and a sprinkling of the cut-out remains of the card die border.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, magazine freebie
Digital stamp – Pattie's Creations Pocket Watch
Dies – no-brand slimline card dies, Creative Expressions Stitched Snowflake Stiplet
Embellishments – ribbon
Font – Candara Light
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

11 comments

  1. Shani,
    Your card is amazing! I love how you colored my image and used several of them. Thank you so much for featuring me.
    Hugs,
    Pattie G
    Artist & Owner

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  2. Beautiful vintage card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Love Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

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  3. What a lovely card. Love the way you added copies
    of the watch. The image is very useful, and, as
    you say, masculine. As a member of Pattie's DT
    I am lucky to be able to use a number of Pattie's
    images!

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  4. So happy to get to know digi artists better. Love what you did with this image - so creative! Perfect sentiment too.

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  5. i love that you have used the spare stars from your die cut shape. It keeps your card perfectly co-ordinated. Lovely to see you joining us at Creatalicious Challenges

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  6. Beautiful card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

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  7. Great card and image. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios - Patsy

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  8. Beautiful card! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

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  9. very nice card.
    Thank you for joning us.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

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  10. lovely card and such a pretty color combo
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios Challenge
    Julie T

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  11. Gorgeous card.
    I love the pocket watch image.
    Kitty
    DDS DT

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