Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shine like the Stars in the Universe in Bokeh

Well here I am with yet another Banner Blessings card.  I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!  I used a brand new to me technique today.  I know the Bokeh technique has been around but today was the first time I had tried it and I really had fun creating with it.  I started with a base of whisper white cardstock and sponged in tempting turquoise, soft sky, and so saffron in various areas.  I made a template out of a window sheet that I had cut out the 3 smallest sizes of circle framelits.  I sponged whisper white craft ink into the circles in various sections, going with a lighter touch on the larger circles and heavier on the smaller ones.  I then used a sponge dauber with an even heavier coat of the white craft ink in a few areas.  After allowing the craft ink to dry, I heat embossed the Shine sentiment using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.   I added some punched as well as die cut stars from the brushed gold cardstock.   I also added a few gold flat sequins cut from the gold sequin trim.   Easy Peasey and lots of fun!

Here's my card..

If you haven't already tried this technique, I hope you'll try it.!  It really is a lot of fun to make!



Stampin' Up! Materials Used:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Non Stampin' Up Materials Used:

Little B's Stitched Star Dies


  1. Tina, I've done this type of card so I know it takes patience and time too do them! I love your colors and the gold is fabulous! LOVES IT!!!

  2. Love this! I need to make another bokeh card. They're fun and look great!

    1. Thank you Holly! They are really fun! I'll be doing a few more of these for sure! :)

  3. Just so you know Tina..This is amazing!!! I really need to try this technique out!! I have never seen it til now and I would have thought you created it by the looks of that gorgeous card!! Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Nazeema, thank you so much! You are amazing so I truly appreciate your taking time to leave such a super sweet comment! :)