Today I’m sharing a card that I created by using the Bokeh Effect Technique. I saw the Bokeh Effect description on Split Coast Stampers and I thought it would be perfect for this card. I used the Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri, Pleasant Poppies and Banner Greetings stamp sets for stamping and I used the Dynamic Duos #10 for the color inspiration. Dynamic Duos is celebrating it’s 1 year anniversary of color challenges so we could pick any of the past color challenges to repeat. I picked Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.
I started by coloring the Pleasant Poppies image with my Stampin’ Write Markers and stamping it on a Whisper White Panel. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Greetings stamp set in Rich Razzleberry on the lower left side of the panel. Then I inked up the solid butterfly image from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Rich Razzleberry and I stamped it three times on the panel without reinking it between stamping. I repeated that process with the same image in Old Olive ink.
I stamped the larger Papillon Potpourri butterfly image on Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive card stock in VersaMark ink, sprinkled them both with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them. I punched the butterflies out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and I adhered them to the Whisper White panel with Stampin Dimensionals. To finish the card front, I adhered the decorated panel to a panel of Polka Dot Parade DSP with SNAIL, then adhered the layered panels to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used the same technique for stamping the butterfly image inside the card.
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri (123757 wood, 123759 clear); Pleasant Poppies (126480 wood, 129499 clear); Banner Greetings (Hostess set available May 31 – 129711 wood, 129714 clear)
Punches: Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)
Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad (126950); Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (126953); VersaMark Pad (102283); Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers (119702)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053)
Card Stock & Cuts: Old Olive (100702) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored 4-1/4″, Elegant Butterfly Punch; Rich Razzleberry (115316) – Elegant Butterfly Punch; Whisper White (100730) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel; Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
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