Monday, November 21, 2016

Bokeh Merry Christmas

I have been wanting to make a Bokeh card for ages.  I am still needing Christmas cards for this years stash.  I was so pleased how my Bokeh Christmas card turned out.  I think you will be seeing more cards with this technique soon :-)



I love the floating effect of the circles.  I sponged my SU Shimmery White CS with SU inks: Rose Red, Raspberry Ripple (ret) and Cherry Cobbler using a craft sponge.

My DH Denny was about to recycle a piece of heavy window sheet packing recently,  but understood when I said I wanted it for stamping. lol!  I punched 4 sizes of circles 2-3 times on the window sheet and now will have this stencil forever.  I placed my circles stencil over my sponged background and used a sponge dauber to sponge SU Whisper White craft ink over each circle.  If you go back over some of the circles you get the effect of some circles looking as if they are under other circles.  Cool effect.

I die cut my SU Expressions Die (Merry) twice on Whisper White thick CS and attached with my SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.

I  then placed my background in my MISTI  positioning my die cut Merry so I would know where to stamp my HLS "Mixed Christmas Sentiment",  then inked my stamp with Archival Jet Black ink.  Earlier I die cut my SU Expressions Die (Merry) twice on Whisper White thick CS and attached the layers with my SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I used my pen to attach my sequins (from Jo-Ann's) also.

I also added tiny green crystals (a gift) and a black layer to make my bokeh layer pop.  Enjoy and Happy Holidays stamping my friends.  Hugs......


I used this very helpful Bokeh by Brenda Keenan (6:32) video. 

Challenges: Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It (WT610) Pop It UP and Free for All (F4A352) Relax.

5 comments:

  1. Great job withe the bokeh technique Nancy. LOVE your card, my friend! xx

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  2. I love the look of bokeh....your card looks fab mf.

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  3. A beautiful background, my friend! The die cut and sequins play off it beautifully!

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