CAS 3 Coloring

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This card was done with a technique demonstrated by Tasnim Ahmed in Clean and Simple 3. It involves stamping an elaborate stamp with light-colored ink , tracing the design with a metallic gel pen, and then coloring in the design.

 

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This technique was fun to do, and looks great — but it was a lot harder than it looks!  You need a steady hand to trace all those lines carefully.  I practiced it a couple times on scrap paper first, and still made mistakes.

This stamp is from one of the first sets I ever bought, and it’s still one of my favorites — Inkadinkado’s Organic Fabric Flourishes.  It has this flourish, several flowers and a paisley swoop, all in this detailed kind of mehndi style.  I come back to it again and again.  I used a Uni-Ball gel pen, and colored the stamp with Promarkers.

The sentiment is a foam stamp I’ve had also, from the beginning — All Night Media, maybe?  I don’t remember.  Tasnim actually recommended using a plain, block text sentiment, so as not to compete with the flourish.  I wanted to try something more elaborate. I have to admit Tasnim was probably right, but what’s done is done, and it looks OK.

The card is a pre-scored card from Recollections, and the paper has little gold flecks in it. I thought that would go well with the gold outline.

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