I chose to use the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch to teach you the Bokeh technique. Yes, there are more butterflies coming (I’ve shown you the Butterfly Brilliance bundle available now as an early release) but there are none that coordinate with a punch, so if you don’t have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (yet) or simply enjoy the convenience of a stamp set with a coordinating punch…NOW is the time to add both to your crafting arsenal.
Bokeh is a “blurry light” look in photography, and the concept converts well to paper crafting. I made two cards to show you how pretty the effect is as well as a few ideas on how to incorporate it into your crafting.
The Blending Brushes work beautifully for Bokeh: Begin by blending your colors onto a white piece of card stock.
Next, use a sponge dauber to add various depths of “blurry light” by sponging white ink through a template using a sponge dauber. I used different sized circle punches or circle layering framelits and a piece of window sheet so I could see where I wanted the circles to be. Did I mention that all our circle punches are also retiring???
After creating your Bokeh background, you can stamp directly on it with black in (as the first card sample shows) OR layer some small focal point on your card, leaving enough space to enjoy the background as well, as the “Hello Beautiful” card displays.
Now it’s on to Diane’s post to learn the Baby Wipe technique~ she is using the Arrange a Wreath stamp set that has been very popular with my customers this year!Product List
April 2021 New at SU! Hop: Stamping Techniques with Retiring Stamps
Scrappy Strip Technique/Dandelion Wishes: Tricia’s Stamping Creations
Clear Block Stamping/Rooted in Nature: Sugar & Scraps
Blends & Alcohol Technique/Sweet Magnolia: Lilypad Stamper
Blistering Ink Background/To A Wild Rose: De Kijkkast
Joseph’s Coat Technique/Gorgeous Posies: Stampin’ Scrapper
Mirror Stamping/Beauty Abounds: Carterie Plus
Faux Metal Embossing/Loyal Leaves: Playing with Papercrafting
Bay Window Card/Comfort & Hope: Gifted Hands Ink
Reverse Masking/So Much Love: Stamping Flair
Bokeh Technique/Butterfly Gala: Creative Juice with Loni YOU ARE HERE
Baby Wipe Technique/Arrange a Wreath: 24/7 Inkspiration