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There are a variety of ways to shade solid stamp images--today, I'm stamping with pigment inks and then adding some shading with watercolor pencils. You could also use regular colored pencils.
Normally, I stamp colorful images onto white card stock, but for this design I thought it would be fun to switch it up and stamp onto a colored card stock!
Whenever you stamp on colored card stocks, you have to be a little careful about which inks you use--sometimes dye inks do not show up well because they absorb down into the paper, or the color is changed significantly on colored card stocks.
In this instance, I wanted the ink colors to remain as true as possible, so I used pigment inks; they sit on the surface of the paper. Typically, most pigment inks can take a while to dry and you may need to speed heat them with your heat tool, but I used Avery Elle's pigment inks, which are fairly fast drying on porous paper surfaces.
I also used a gold metallic pen to add some details--it looks kind of yellow-ish on camera, but in real life, the gold is a very pretty accent and completely finishes off the card.
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