This week on the Inspired by Stamping Blog, we are featuring 'try a new technique.' Isn’t that fun? I have been meaning to try the Bokeh technique for awhile now and decided to feature it for my post today. Bokeh is a term in photography referring to the out-of-focus points of light in a picture.
Using the Big Hello stamp set (free this month with a $50 purchase!), I created two cards to share with you:
My cards feature two different techniques, sponging and watercoloring. To get started, I created a template by punching a ½, ¾, and 1 inch circle in a piece of scrap card stock.
For this card, I sponged blue and purple dye ink over about three quarters of the card. I then randomly sponged white craft ink using my circle template. You can overlap your circles. I used varying degrees of pressure when sponging-the smallest circles were sponged the heaviest. The hello sentiment, from the Big Hello stamp set, was stamped in the area that wasn’t sponged. A few random rhinestones finish off the card.
This card was watercolored. Using blue, pink, and purple inks, I watercolored the entire card and then used my circle template for the ‘unfocused points of light.’ After stamping the hello sentiment, from the Big Hello stamp set, I added a few sequins to finish off this version.
Lastly, a different angle to see the Bokeh effect.
I hope you give this fun technique a try.
Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what new technique Kylie is sharing along with me today.
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