Friday, May 8, 2015

A Bokeh Card

Another coach from Fun Stampers Journey challenged us on an FB page to make a card "All About Circles".  Well, I don't have the FSJ Journey Circle dies so I headed over to Pinterest to look up a technique that has intrigued me.  It's called Bokeh.  It's a photography term but some smart card makers figured out how to adapt this. 

My circles are rather faint since I used such light colors but I love the effect!!  I did have to cut some circles of varying sizes (1/2", 1" and 2") out of some acetate to make my circles.  I used watercolor paper, taped it down on my kraft mat with blue painter's tape then dampened the paper.  I started sponging the ink on randomly.  I dried the paper with my heat tool, removed the tape, then started sponging our Whip Cream pigment ink through the circles in the acetate.

I even overlapped some circles.  Then I stamped the "Sweet Chirp" stamp with the same red ink, Candy Apple.  Oh, the yellow is "Pineapple Smoothie" ink.  I love this!!  The sentiment is from the "Sentimental Prints" set.  I decided to reverse the colors of the circles on the banner.  I also added some splatters of Red Silk ink.  I think I'll head back to my desk and make some more!!  I'm going to try this with regular white card stock and see what happens, too.

Have you checked out the specials on the FSJ  Specials page?  Just click on the tab on the banned!  We have the retired list out with great sale prices and the May "Kit of the Month" (which I have but haven't made yet) along with other good info.


Shelly N. said...

love that bokeh background look, the pastels are stunning, subtle yet so lovely

Donna said...

Great bokeh look, I'm having fun with this technique.

CynD smith said...

It is good to see a new techiqunie i can spell bbut any way It is nifty... Thanks for sharing. as usual you do great woirk.,

~ Connie said...

I love your beautiful card! The soft colors are gorgeous. It's a "must try" technique. TFS