Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BOKEH EFFECT CHRISTMAS CARD

I recently taught this card at the Great Welly Paper Caper 2014 stamp camp in Silverstream.  This is an annual camp that I run with my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Sharlene Meyer.  Just so you know, we are doing it all again Oct 16-18, 2015.  Mark your diaries!

Anyway, the Bokeh technique is not new to me, as it is popping up all over the internet, but it is a real favourite of mine!  I enjoyed showing our camp ladies how to achieve this soft, out of focus look on a card.  A bonus of attending the camp is the exclusive tutorials you get, this card being one of them.  You can see another sample of mine HERE.

The Bokeh technique is very easy to achieve.  This is how I do it:

1.  Sponge colours of choice on Whisper White cardstock.
2.  Punch two or three sizes of circles from a Window Sheet.
3.  Using a sponge or dauber, apply White craft ink through the circle mask you have just punched.

Take care no to smudge the white ink as it takes some time to dry.  I also used the tip of the dauber to apply ink in a more concentrated area.

If you would like to order one or more of the items I used to create today's project, simply click on the items above to be taken to my Online Store.  If you live anywhere in New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator.   Please allow "Demonstrator contact" so I can thank you properly when you place your order!

14 comments:

  1. Such a clever lady you are dear Paula!! So wish I could attend one of your wonderful camps or classes!!
    sending love and hugs Sharnee xx

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    1. Aww, thanks Sharnee! I would love to have you at a class too! Let me know when you are heading to NZ and we will arrange one!

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  2. Absolutely love it!! I wish we were neighbours.

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    1. You are so sweet, Kirsty. I wish we were neighbours too! I would love to come to one of YOUR classes x

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  3. This is a perfect example of the trendy bokeh effect, done flawlessly, Paula. :)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  5. Adore your BOKEH cards ... And your gorgeous BOKEH header for your blog! Hugs xxx

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    1. Thanks Andrea, I like the header too, very fitting at the moment, as this is my favourite technique.

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  6. Beautiful! I will have to teach this to my customers here in the US. I will give you credit for the original idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Great technique - thanks for describing how to do that! Your card is fabulous!

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  8. Fantastic card! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Rosi x

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