Back to my favourite stamp again but using a different technique this time. Recently I read a posting on Brenda's blog, Floral Fantasies, where she had used Letraset AquaMarkers to colour a stamp and then mist it with water before stamping the image. I loved the watercolour effect this created and decided that I could use this technique with my favourite Agapanthus stamp. I'd bought Aquamarkers from Create and Craft when they were on an offer of buy a set get a set free, with the intention of trying to watercolour with them, but after being hooked in with the bargain I hadn't got around to using them. Brenda's posting gave me the inspiration to use them in a different way and this is the result.
This made a quick and easy topper. I misted the stamp with water again to get a second impression and used this as the backing for the sentiment which is from the Stampin' up set Sincere Salutations. The sentiment and backing layers were cut out using a Nestabilities Labels Four die. I also used Stampin' ups Rich Razzleberry ribbon, ink and card.
To soften the look of the topper I used a Blitzer (I don't think this gadget is available any more but Stampin' up have a similar item called a Colour Spritzer Tool) and the AquaMarkers to spray a fine mist of the purple shades of ink over the topper and then took some vellum, tore it to fit diagonally over the topper and inked the torn edge to give it definition. With the other half of the vellum I made corners and stamped them horizontally and vertically with a Hero Arts large canvas stripes stamp to get the plaid effect to match the backing card which is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.
I enjoyed putting this card together and am glad I've got another use for AquaMarkers as I don't think water colouring is something I have the skill or patience to master.
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