I have been meaning to try this technique that I learned from Aimee and I thought the blue would look really cool.
I know I said I was probably not going to get to use this stamp set again before it retired but I just could not resist it! In fact, I think I have decided to keep it because I just love the big font and the phrases. For my background, I started with Shimmer Paper that I spritzed with some water. I then used my aqua painter to pick up ink from the lid of my Pacific Point ink pad. I gently touched the aqua painter to the paper and watched the ink spread. It is very cool to watch! I took a tissue and pressed it flat on the paper to soak up the water and this gave me my first layer of lightly colored paper. I then repeated the same steps, except I put a drop of ink refill in the lid so it would be a more intense color. I then heat set it with my heat tool,stamped the sentiment and crown, added the jewel and the black mat and called it good! I love simple cards like this. And I LOVE this technique. Thanks for sharing Aimee!!!
Stamp Set: Carry On
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Shimmer Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Pacific Point
Tools: Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool