Sunday 5 May 2019


Good Morning
Meet today's card.
There is something about picking up some new stamps to help motivate and inspire you!
That's how I felt this week after getting 2 new stamps from Magenta's new release.
One is called Egrets in Reeds and the other is called Reflective Blue Heron.  This week, I also came up with a technique I called Merging Backgrounds.  After seeing these 2 stamps, I got to thinking about putting them together onto one card and that's what happened.  

I began by looking through some of the pieces I had inked with my Gelli Plate.  I like to make a bunch of backgrounds and put them away to use at a future date.
This one was done with some acrylic paint and a some Distress Oxide inks.  I used a little textured brayer to give the pattern you see along the top edge.
I placed the inked piece inside my Misti and stamped the first bird in place.  I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I placed it back into my Misti and positioned it over the first image, bringing the two together, stamped and clear embossed again.
Voila.....merged the images.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Inkspirational- ADVENTURE
Simply Create Too- ANYTHING GOES
Through the Purple Haze- I'VE GOT THE BLUES

Stamps- Egrets in Reeds (Magenta); Reflective Blue Heron (Magenta)
Inks- Memento Black; Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Gelli Plate; Textured Brayer; 
clear eb powder; heat tool


Pat said...

These are two beautiful images Karen, and look great as individual stamps and work together so well too, and together with your wonderful gelli plate background have made one fabulous card. x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful merging stamping over your gelli plate background, Karen. You are always so creative, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Karen what a great way to combine these two beautiful stamps and your gelli plate background is a perfect complement to the image :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is amazing, love the double embossing. Love the depth you achieved.
Faith x

sandie said...

Your idea of merging the 2 stamps worked wonders and I love the shine. Great background and thanks for joining Ink

Susan said...

Love the way you combined those two stamps! What a brilliant idea! Gorgeous background too.

Bonnie said...

I LOVE these stamps and I'm amazed at how you put them together! Beautiful scene!

cuilliesocks said...

What two wonderful images and merged together make for a fabulous scene Karen, it's a beautiful card, Kate x

Carolyn L said...

These regal cranes meld together seamlessly as do even the grasses in the foreground. Your conception was spot on, followed by flawless workmanship. Thank you for passing on your inspiration.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful scene card with those stamps and great colors.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous merging of the two sets Karen - a fabulous result

Jeanne H said...

This is a particularly lovely card. Thanks for sharing it! Love the blue colors.

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Karen, how clever to merge the backgrounds.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Nonni said...

Great use of these two stamps... I love the scene you created! This looks like artwork, you sdhould frame it! Love the color scheme as well. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

sweet art designs said...

I love your cards/blog as you are always doing something a little different and nailing it. Well done. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT