The card by Tasnim Ahmed is totally spectacular! I struggled with finding an image with which I could replicate her technique. Most of my backgrounds are either very simple or very,very detailed – as with the Impression Obsession C-A-C Roses background which I used on this one layer card.In tracing the image, much of the original detail got lost. However, I like the contrast between the traced images and the original stamped images in the background. I used copic markers to color the image and a Uni-Ball Signo gold gel pen for tracing. Need to get hopping on the housework for a bit before trying some more “homework”! Hugs!
One of the creative coloring techniques presented in class is simple copic coloring. Essentially, you color with copics on vellum so that it shows through a die cut window of the card.
I chose two dies with which to create the windows on the panel of the card. First, I cut the word “hugs” and then, I partially die cut the flowers from the top of the panel, down to the tip of the “u” in hugs and then, cut the die from the bottom of the panel up to the “g” in the word “hugs”. As I am looking at the card now, I realize I probably should have extended the cut between the “u” and the “g”. Oh well. It is just practice. 🙂 I still think it turned out quite lovely! And at first glance, I doubt anyone would notice…. I certainly didn’t as I was creating it.
I colored with copics. I used the brush end to “dot” color over the letters. I used the darkest color of each set on the words and two of the lighter colors on the stems and flowers.
On to more “homework”! I just love “homework”, don’t you? It sure as heck beats doing housework!!! Hugs!