Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Wild About Flowers & Bokeh

It has been such a busy month and now it is almost over, so it is way past time to show you some of the cards I've been making for classes this month. 

I hope many of you took the time to check out all the great inspiration in the latest Stampin Up Achiever's Blog Hop.  Demonstrators from around the world take part in this blog hop and there are some great ideas to try.

Today I'm showing you some cards using the gorgeous new set " Wild About Flowers". It is a beautiful set of 12 photopolymer stamps that includes 2-step stamping. I was teaching the Bokeh technique for backgrounds at one of my classes and used this set to finish the card.

I simply punched a variety of different size circles in Whisper White card and used that as a mask. Then I randomly sponged Whisper White Craft ink over the sponged background. I found it better to use a sponge rather than a dauber as the dauber transferred more colour back onto the ink pad, and who wants a white ink pad with different colours all over it?

This card uses some of the new In Colors in the background and has some Tip Top Taupe images stamped behind the black images. Watermelon Wonder. Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon make up the background colours.

Notice how the overlapping of the white circles makes them more opaque in sections. I think this adds to the charm of the technique.

I used some of the colours from the Brights colour family on the next card.  Can you pick which ones I used?
A simple, thin black mat and some Black Stitched Satin Ribbon  tie the composition together. I didn't add a greeting to this card as I like it just how it is, and I can always add a greeting if a specific occasion suits the card.

Here is a list of the products I used for the cards. You are welcome to use my On-Line Store for any purchase if you are an Australian resident. While you are there, don't forget to take a peek at the Weekly specials and the Clearance Rack. there are some wonderful bargains to be had!

Thanks for looking

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this card. Could you possibly do a video for it? I have tried a number of times but can't quite get the bokeh technique to look right. This card is gorgeous. You have nailed it!

    1. Thanks for your encouraging comment Tonilea. I haven't done any videos yet, although it is on my list of "to do's". I just have to learn how.


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