Thursday, 28 December 2017

Bokeh Stamping - Celebrate You Thinlits Dies

I do love the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies which will available as a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue from 3rd January, with a £90 spend (not including shipping).

I decided to use another of the word dies from the set for today's card, in the same way as I detailed in yesterday's Blog Post.  http://www.papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk/2017/12/masked-circles-celebrate-you.html



I have never attempted the Bokeh Technique before, so I thought I would give it a try.

I was thrilled with the effect.

I created a nice blended background using So Saffron, Tangerine Tango & Melon Mambo.  Once that was complete, I used a mask made from a scrap piece of card through which I had punched circles in three differing sizes.  I applied some Whisper White Craft Ink, using the circles as stencils and sponging on the ink which my daubers. You will note that some of the circles are whiter than others, creating an illusion that they are closer than the paler hazier ones.



I do think to get a nice effect it's best not to go mad and sponge on too many circles. "Less is More" is my motto and that principle seemed to work very nicely with this project.

The sentiment is from the photopolymer stamp set Lovely Friends.   I masked off part of the sentiment and used the word die to form a slightly different one.

Well I hope you like it and maybe have a go if you haven't tried the technique already.  I really enjoyed it

Thanks for visiting today - and I hope you will pop in again.

Ciao for now,

Linda xx

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4 comments:

  1. This is fabulous- love the smudgey blended colours. I can imagine this in all sorts of colour combos and it would make a great masculine card. You are really doing some great work this season!

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    1. Thanks Jane - I really enjoyed this one. Pleased you are liking the posts xx

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  2. I had a good read and watched a couple of videos and am so pleased that you have shared this beautiful talent again. Like Jane I want to do a masculine card with a twist!!! That pops!! This could be it x

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  3. Hi Linda,

    Hope you had a great Christmas, looks like you have busy. I have seen the Bokeh Technique being done on more than one video tutorial and I love the effect that can be achieved by it. You have certainly cracked this technique too! Also, what a great tip regarding masking off part of a sentiment in order to create a completely different one which will go with the large sentiment die. All in all you have created a very classy looking card Linda.
    May I wish you all the best for the New Year and I hope you are able to celebrate this time with your family and friends too. :O)

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