I love the look of bokeh and the cards I have seen that were made to mimic this effect.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with this term here is the explanation:
DEFINITION: Bokeh is the blurred quality or effect seen in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph taken with a narrow depth of field
Here's what I did to create the background.
I got out my Distress inks and applied the darkest red to a lighter shade of pink.
(top to bottom- Fired Brick, Candied Apple, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar)
I let that dry, then using a circle stencil I cut from acetate, I sponged on white Color Box ink randomly over the sponged red background. I also splattered on some white acrylic paint for interest.
When all was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black called Beautiful Ways
using Memento black ink and added the pearls.
Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS on Sunday- STENCIL
The Card Concept- NATURALLY PINK
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
Thanks so very much for your most kind comments and for coming by to visit.
Supplies: stamp- Penny Black/ ink- Distress, Memento, Color Box/ applicator tool/ pearls/ stencil