I love all the shading techniques that I see on cards ... especially the way some designers can use Copics. Its amazing. Some days I can attain nearly that level of greatness, but usually I don't have the time or inclination to do it. But I love shading. It gives such depth to a card. So you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered a new technique that shades simply using basic techniques combined together (you may already know about this, but to me it was quite a revelation!)
See doesn't that look awesome (OK I'm biased :) and so simple. For this card I used Gracious Vases and when I stamped the solid centers, I inked it up, stamped off on scratch paper, then did a rock-n-roll using the same color on the edge I wanted darker then stamped on my card base. Perfect shading, in like a minute flat.
Usually when I use the rock-n-roll technique its with different colors, don't know why I never thought to use the same color, 1 generation removed before. Still it made my day start bright and cheery and now I am sharing it with you.
Here's the whole card:
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