Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CAS Mix Up Bokeh Challenge Reminder

Be sure and check out the awesome CAS Cards by our DT and
our very talented Guest Designer, Viv (Viv's Visuals).

My card using Bokeh Technique, Stamping, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing.

I used the same technique as my Bokeh launch card with the help from 
this Create a Beautiful Background with the Bokeh Technique video
by keenan Kreations (6:32).

I began by sponging Stathmore Mixed Media with Distress Inks: 
Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple.
I was able to get a real saturated background and dried with heat tool.

Next I used Kaiser Craft "Bubbly" Stencil to sponge my different sized circles with
Versa Magic Cloud White pigment ink. Drying often with a heat tool
to avoid smearing, The video is really helpful for this Bokeh technique.

I then die cut the background with 2 sizes of Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies.
I made sure the outer frame matched up with the inner circle.
 I attached Bokeh circle background to my Gemund "Woodland" specialty paper.

Next attached the Alexandra Renke Spring Flowers Dies and Magic Butterfly Die that were a
gift from my dear friend Bonnie. I did use my stylus to give shape to the butterfly.

Placed card front in MISTI and stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink
and heat embossed with SU Clear EB Powder and Done!

I learned from this background to make the Bokeh circles farther apart,  
which I did with my launch card.  I still need more practice,
but have enjoyed learning the new (to me) technique.

You still have until the 24th to play along.
This is my last month on the CAS Mix Up DT,  but I will still be playing 
along in this awesome challenge by Loll and Bonnie.

If you have checked out the new CAS Stencil Card Challenge by Loll
you will see that I am now on the Design Team:-)
Loll's Challenge went live on the 4th and her reminder cards will be on the 18th.
We would love to have you check out the new challenge:-) Hugs..

I am adding my card to the new CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Stamping... by Loll. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "sending you Sunshine" from my dear friend, Dolly:-)
Paper: Gemund Woodland Card stock 110# from my dear friend, Leslie :-)  Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple.
Versamark Cloud White and Versafine Black.
Accessories: Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies. Alexandra Renke Spring Flowers Die and Magic Butterfly Die. MISTI. SU Clear EB Powder. SU Heat Tool.


  1. So pretty and soft with these light shades of coral, Nancy. Your die-cut butterfly and flower in white looks perfect over top. Thanks again for all your hard work on the CAS Mix Up DT and for the inspiration you have provided. You will be missed! xx

    1. Thank you so much Loll and Bonnie for the opportunity to be on your wonderful CAS Mix Up Challenge. I have enjoyed it so much and have learned how to use mixed media products, while still keeping my card designs clean and simple:-) Plus have loved all the new friendships with our DT girls and followers! I will still be playing in your challenges hopefully every month. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  2. Such pretty colours on your Bokeh effect Nancy and love those new dies from Bonnie. The texture card looks fabulous and so does your beautiful card x. You are going to be missed my friend x.

  3. Beautiful colour choice for your bokeh background Nancy. so perfect for your white die cuts.
    CAS mix up's going to miss you but I know you will love CAS stencil.

  4. Ooo Nancy - this is so pretty! Love the gorgeous butterfly - and a great background. Good Luck at CAS Stencil - hoping that I will be able to join in as much as poss with those challenges too. x

  5. Oh Nancy this is so gorgeous!! I love the BG and a perfect choice of die cut to compliment it even further!

  6. Wow Nancy, this coral colour bokeh is the perfect soft BG for this lovely all white butterfly and flowers. What a great idea to double cut the circle, giving a beautiful frame without addition. Thanks so much Nancy for all your support. I've loved all your techniques making us better card makers. Though you'll not be far, you will be missed. Warm hugs xx

  7. Oh, Nancy, this is gorgeous! The bokeh background, the colors, the dies -- wow! I also love how you did your stitched circles with one a frame and a second circle inside so you got the doubled stitched look. You even matched up the stitches. Great detail! Love this!

  8. This is lovely. The dies are beautiful and your bokeh circles look great against that soft background.

  9. A beautiful card to cap off your brilliant work at CASMU, Nancy. The colours are so soft and pretty. Love the oidgrain texture card base. xx

  10. I love how this Bokeh background turned out, Nancy! These colors are so pretty and the white die cuts look so pretty on the die cut circles! Great challenge and card, my friend!

    1. Thank you again, my friend for the die cut butterfly and fowers:-) Hugs..Nancy

  11. This is just beautiful, Nancy. Love that woodgrain textured cardstock and the soft color with your die cuts.

  12. The coral Bokeh background is so pretty with the white flower and butterfly die-cuts, Nancy! I love how you used the stitched circle dies for your card. That framing is simple (not distracting) and yet adds so much interest.
    You'll be missed but I know you'll be with us in the gallery. :-)
    Hideko xx


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