I used the Stampin’ Up! Suite Sentiments stamp set to create my card for the monthly Totally Techniques blog hop. This month we’re focusing on the bokeh technique. Here is what I created:
I started by sponging Watermelon Wonders, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock. Then I used a 2″ Circle Punch, a 1-1/2″Circle Punch, a 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, a 1″ Circle Punch and a 1/2″ Circle Punch to punch holes in pieces of scrap paper.
I randomly placed the circle punched panels on the sponged card stock panel and then sponged Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink inside the circle punches on the panel. I gave the panel a quick shot with the Heat Tool to completely dry the Craft Ink and then stamped the sentiment from the Suite Sentiments stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink on the panel.
I adhered the sponged panel to a panel of Basic Black card stock with SNAIL and then to a Watermelon Wonder card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the dragonflies from Basic Black card stock with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die and adhered the die cut to the card front with touches of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I colored one of the White Perfect Accents with a Black Sharpie Marker and adhered it next to the sentiment to finish the card front.
I cut a panel of Watermelon Wonder card stock with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die and then adhered the die cut to a panel of Whisper White card stock with touches of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I trimmed the excess die cut even with the Whisper White panel and then adhered the panel inside the card to finish it.
You can find a list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
Okay, on with the hop! Click the next button to move forward to Shelagh Freemantle’s fantastic project.
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the participants in the Totally Techniques Blog Hop:
- Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
- Amy Koenders – USA <= You Are Here
- Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
- Marine Wiplier – France
- Nadine Weiner – Germany
- Zoe Tant – UK
- Barbara Meyer – Australia
- Mathilde Kortekaas – Netherlands
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Watermelon Wonder – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, Detailed Dragonfly Thinits die cut
- Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Detailed Dragonfly Thinits die cut
- Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Beautiful! Thanks for the instructions on this pretty technique, Amy! 🙂
Thanks Mary, it’s really east and fun! 🙂
Beautiful! And you did a great job with the technique. Actually, since I am a photographer, the term simply means blurred. In photography, choice of lens, size of lens opening and shutter speed determine what we photographers call ‘depth of field’. That term, stated simply, is blurring the background and/or foreground with the primary object in sharp focus. Sometimes this causes the orbs, but not always. I think there is some confusion on this point.
Thanks Julie! And thanks for the details on the technique. 🙂
Thanks Kim! 🙂
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Thanks so much Linda! 🙂
Beautifully done . Love the colours .
Thanks Shelagh! 🙂
I love bokeh! You did a great job…this is beautiful!
Thanks so much Linda! 🙂
This is just so cool!! What a fun technique!
Thanks Jaimie! 🙂
What a pretty card Amy, your sponging turned out just gorgeous! I love the font style of that sentiment, and the little dragonflies are the perfect accent. I can just imagine them flitting across a sunset-lit sky 🙂
Thanks so much Deepa! 🙂
This is spectacular. I shall give it a try. I’ve only done one bokeh card and I enjoyed it. When I did it, we used acetate sheets with different sizes. Scrap paper sounds better with all the different circles on one sheet.
Thanks Karen! The individual circles on scrap paper worked great for me…not so easy to mess it up! 🙂
Beautiful colors and neat technique. Loved learning from the photographer about it also.
Thanks Terri! 🙂
I love the look but haven’t tried the technique yet. You make it sound easy enough,though, I might try it! Beautiful colors and love the black dragonflies and sentiment on it. Great job.
Thanks Susan. It is really easy! Just a little sponging and it’s all done! 🙂
Your card is fabulous! You are so clever for using a technique that resulted in a beautiful bokeh background.
Thanks Melanie! 🙂
Fabulous card Amy. Love the colours and the dragonflies really pop in just black. Zx
Thanks Zoe! 🙂
Just gorgeous, Amy! Your background is amazing…must give this technique a try. Thanks for the detailed instructions, as always!!!
Thanks Barb! It was really easy to do…definitely give it a try! 🙂