First, I've been playing around with blended inks. Yes, it's stamping. I have gone down the stamping rabbit hole. Anyway, here is a blended 'sunset' that looks good behind the rock silhouette.
And here is an ocean (or a night sky) behind the whale. I need to do a 'mask' so I can keep the cardstock behind the whale itself white, which will make the whale pop. This dark blue ocean (night sky) is one of my favorite blends.
Second, I've been playing around with heat embossing. This is where you stamp on a pattern, and then put some embossing powder on top, and then dry it with a heat gun.
These two have the same pattern--it's kind of an under sea motif.
This is really a lot of fun.