Sunday, 18 July 2021



Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card. 
  Calling it 'reflection' and doesn't that speak to the last year and a half we have had?

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • The background is simply done using a Gel Plate.  I rubbed my Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink pad directly onto the Gel Plate on one side, then rubbed some Salty Ocean on the other side leaving a bit of space in between them as to not contaminate the pads.  
  • Using a brayer, I blended them together a bit leaving a bit of a line down the center for interest.
  • I pulled out this lovely set from Visible Image called Dragonfly Reflections to use for the stamping.  
  • Next, I stamped some of the circles and the shapes you can see in the background with some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink.  I also inked around the outside edges.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti to stamp the dragonfly, splattered with my white Posca pen and set it aside to dry.
  • Using a small piece of scrap cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the same set and then added some inking and distressing along the edges.  I glued that onto a piece of black cardstock.
  • I mounted the finished panel onto some black cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.
  • Lastly, I pop dotted the sentiment over the dragonfly.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Dragonfly Reflections (VI)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX inks mentioned above
Paper- black cs; heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Arts plate; TH brayer; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); pop dots;
white Posca pen


Glennis F said...

Fabulous card Karen, I love that dragonfly

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful card and stamping Karen, lovely colours too, Kate x

Pat said...

Wonderful blue tone for the gelli print background Karen and love the large dragonfly and a lovely sentiment too. A beautifully design card. x

Bunny said...

The background color is beautiful. Lovely dragonfly too. [Bunny]

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - Karen this is amazing - love that dragonfly, and I thought you had stamped it separately and mounted it trimmed, it looks so dimensional. Wonderful background too
Stay safe

Aimeslee Winans said...

Beautifully graphic! xoxo

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Sigh! Another amazing card and work Karen.
Faith x

Donna Ellis said...

Such beautiful art, Karen! hugs, de

Evelyn S. said...

This is a very striking, color, and all those fascinating "extras."

nancy littrell said...

Love your Gel plate background with additional stamping and your color choices. Beautiful stamped dragonfly and the perfect sentiment for the pandemic year and a half, my friend. Take care Karen, be safe and keep on sharing your gorgeous creations. They always make my day. So appreciate your detailed descriptions! Love and Hugs...Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful!

Lori m said...

Gorgeous...amazing details and images, hugs, Lori m

Monica C. said...

You almost inspire me to try gel printing. But I don't have the supplies and I don't need more supplies lol
Beautiful, whimsical card. I love it.
Hugs Monica

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful dragonfly, Karen! It's gorgeous on this fantastic gel plate background!

Christine Alexander said...

great card Karen, I love this dragonfly ♥

Craftychris said...

Absolutely beautiful! Take care xxx

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. I love your design with the shades of bright blue and wonderful elements from stenciling and stamping. So very creative and artsy. xx

Annick said...

this dragon fly is lovely ! pretty card !

Mac Mable said...

So much interest, stunning tonal colours and a fabulous design too Karen x.