Sunday, 7 August 2016

Bokeh Birthday

 Meet today's card.
Just a fun one using a simple bokeh looking card.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with the term 'bokeh' basically it is a photographic effect that photographers can give to a photo to make the lights looked blurred and reflective.

 I began by randomly sponging Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord and Faded Jeans Distress inks over my white card front.  Using white Colorbox ink, I sponged circles of different sizes all over the sponged Distress inks adding more white to some and layering them. This ink is a pigment ink so will sit on top of the layers of other colors.  The white will take awhile to dry, so you can either wipe with a dry cloth or heat set with your heat gun.
(I used a stencil I cut from a leftover piece of acetate and Spellbinder circle dies)
 I splattered some water over the whole piece, lifting some of the colour to add extra interest.
While that dried a bit, I cut the Happy Birthday from Simon Says and then glued it onto my bokeh bkg.
 Added some little clear crystal stones to make the whole design shine a bit.


 Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- CELEBRATE

Addicted to Stamps and More- PHOTO INSPIRATION

Craft Stamper- STENCILS AND MASKS


Pile it On- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG

Love to Create- ANYTHING CREATIVE/ MIXED MEDIA


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-none/ die- SSS/ stencil- I made/ Distress ink, Colorbox/ crystal stones/ sponge applicator

19 comments:

  1. I love the Bokeh Effect....beautiful all done up in blues. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  2. Your card is beautiful and the bokeh background turned out awesome!! Love the design and festiveness of your card. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  3. As usual it is a gorgeous card Karen in my favourite colour.

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  4. This is so lovely just beautiful ink blending!!!

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  5. Your background looks artsy and fabulous! And the die cut sentiment goes perfectly with it!

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  6. I love this, Karen. Your inking is fabulous and the bokeh dots perfectly placed. I'm so glad you shared your card at ATSM this week.

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  7. Oh, how fun! Love the background you created with the bokeh look!

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  8. I like the bokeh look!! Great card, Karen!
    Greetings from Hamburg
    Christine

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  9. Hi Karen ~ I'm a huge fan of Bokeh and I love the colors and design you've chosen to do. Very nicely done!

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  10. Your bokeh is spot on! Love the sentiment font too.
    Faith
    x

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  11. Oh! The Bokeh technique. I haven't seen that for a bit. This is so festive. It reminds me of falling balloons.

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  12. I've seen bokeh done but never have I seen it done this beautifully! Your blending is amazing! I do love that you left that background shine and used a die cut sentiment, keeping it CAS! Beautiful, Karen!

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  13. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting your bokeh card, which is a lovely translation of the inspiration photo. Your blending is stellar! Thank you for bringing your artistry to the ATSM gallery!
    ~carol

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  14. I love this technique! Your card is beautiful :)

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  15. love it. Tis bokeh technique is so versatile.

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  16. fabulous Karen.. love the technique

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  17. Fabulous card ..... great bokeh effect. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  18. My favorite technique EVER! Love the blues too! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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