I love coloring as I find it very relaxing and somewhat meditative.
I received my Marvellous Mehndi stamp set from Uniko on Monday and couldn’t wait to use it on my cards. I started with stamping three images on a blending card to create this pattern and went on with coloring.
I love using bright cheerful colors, where appropriate, and patterns like mandalas and mehndi are perfect for this. I started from the center of my main image with brights and went on to the edges with more subtle colors.
Dotted vellum creates a backdrop for die-cut sentiment and separates it from the pattern, but you can still see the coloring behind.
Sentiment is die-cut two times from blending card and layered. I colored both layers with Copic Sketch markers: one with black and another one with three colors (R43, Y35, E01), blending them to create this gradient. I used small acrylic block for blending. It’s a new technique for me, that I’ve learned from this video tutorial by Kathy Racoosin (The Daily Marker).
Assembling this card was very easy with some adhesive tape and glue dots for the sentiment.
- Uniko clear stamp set – Marvellous Mehndi
- My Favorite Things Die-namics – Smile
- X-Press It blending card
- Neenah Creative Collection Premium Vellum
- Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop ink pad – Tuxedo Black
- Copic Sketch markers – Anniversary Set, Black
- American Crafts textured cardstock – White
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