Thursday, March 12, 2015

IBS - Try a New Technique

Happy Thursday!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!


S. Thomas said...

Wonderful use of the technique and gorgeous cards, Lisa.

Lisa said...

Your cards are stunning, Lisa!! I love the bokeh effect!! The backgrounds look amazing!! Have a great day :)

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Deepti said...

Wow ! Your cards look so dreamy :)

Diana Auberle said...

what a fun technique. I guess I gonna try this one very soon.
I like the colors you used and I must say, the first card is my fac. :)
Happy crafting to you

Marie-Louise said...

Such a fantastic technique. These are gorgeous cards Lisa. I love useful little cards like this.

Beth said...

so so pretty Lisa I love the soft delicate colors you have used and I too have been meaning to try this technique maybe next week I will finally give it a go.

Cely said...

omigosh those backgrounds are absolutely stunning!

Regina said...

hallo, liebe Lisa
diese Technik sieht so wunderschön aus und ist doch so einfach! Aber bis jetzt habe ich es noch nicht geschafft, diese auszuprobieren!
Ganz zauberhaft und so schön zart sehen deine Karten aus!
Könntest du dir den Google Translater auf deinen Blog setzen, dann kann ich mir deinen Text einfacher übersetzen lassen.

sei ganz lieb gegrüßt