Sunday, 25 October 2015

Bokeh Christmas

Morning.
Working on another Christmas card this morning.  
This one has a fun and easy bokeh looking background.  If you own Copic markers, I hope you get the chance to try out this easy technique.

I began by using a circle stencil that I made from a piece of heavy acetate.  I lightly drew the circles in with a pencil, then went back in and colored the circles using red and green Copic markers.  I then dripped Blending Solution over the inked circles to create the 'bokeh' effect.  
When that was all dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and then white heat embossed. 
I then splattered white paint over the top and mounted the piece on some red and green cardstock.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES


CCEE Stampers- REFLECTIONS




Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Paper Smooches/ stencil-homemade/ white EB powder/ Versamark/ Copic markers/ white paint/ Blending Solution

15 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, what a beautiful Christmas card, and I just LOVE the technique with the Copic coloring and dripping blending solution for a Bokeh effect. It's fabulous! Hugs, sweet friend, and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this. What a great festive design! Thanks for sharing how you did it too!

Dotty Jo x said...

Very effective! Jo x

Karen Ashbrook said...

Lovely card, clever technique. Karen x

A Place for Kia said...

This is awesome Karen - the Christmas colours look absolutely fabulous used this way. tfs

Sally H said...

That is wonderful, Karen! I love it

Karren said...

What a fun technique and a bright and cheerful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a bright and beautiful holiday design, Karen! Thanks for for sharing this wonderful card with the CCEE Stampers in their Reflections Challenge this week!

Kim S said...

Such a wonderful and festive background you have created!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sabrina said...

What a wonderful Christmassy feel you have created with that amazing bokeh background, Karen. They're like glass baubles!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! What a stunning effect you've achieved on this card!! LOVE the Holiday colors too!! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

Faith A said...

Who would have thought "bokeh" would be good for Christmas, clever you with your technique love it.

Cindy Groh said...

I love it. Great card.

Laura Turcotte said...

wow---love that card! It is wonderful! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

Miranda V said...

I love bokeh cards! I didn't try it myself yet, but it looks so much fun!