Friday, February 27, 2015

I'm seeing stars....

Hello and happy Friday!! I have a card to share using a (new to me) technique: Bokeh! Check it:


 Here is the inside of the card:

I started with a white cs panel, and sponged three colors of Distress Ink randomly over it. Then I found a (NBUS!) star stamp and loading it with Frost White chalk ink, randomly stamped that over the panel. There's second generation stamping in there also, and wa-la: Bokeh! At this point I went over it with my heat gun as I knew I was going to heat emboss the sentiment. It's framed in kraft then mounted onto a blue card base. I found some gold star shaped sequins in my stash and added those as a final touch. I. Really. Love. How. This. Turned. Out! 

Well, I'm off to walk the fur baby. I hope you have a great day and weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


Challenges I'm entering this in:
Merry Monday #147 - Stars
The Male Room #4 - make your own background paper













Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Circle of Honor (star), All Yule Need, Christmas Sampler
Ink: Ranger DI - Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough, Dusty Concord; Clear Snap - Frost White; VersaMark; Memento - Paris Dusk
CS: Darice
Accessories: Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; American Crafts - sequins
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger Glossy Accents

18 comments:

  1. You SHOULD love this - it's stunning!

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  2. Oh, this is fabulous, Chris! I haven't tried this technique yet, and now I'm totally inspired! You rocked this!

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  3. I LOVE this! Awesome job with the star bokeh!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  4. I really love this too, Chris! Coincidentally, I tried a bokeh background this week... mine went immediately into the circular file. :D Now I'll have to try again!

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  5. Love this star bokeh effect! Wonderful for the Merry Monday challenge!

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  6. Stunning. Love your background. Those white stars are perfect!

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  7. Wonderful! Love the background! I haven't try this technique yet, but I am inspired!

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  8. WOW!! I love this. Fabulous take on the Bokeh technique. Linda xx

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  9. Love this Bokeh background! How clever to do it with stars! And the gold stars and embossing add just the right amount of elegance! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. I love that you used the star shape for this technique. So creative!

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  11. Awesome card, love the Bokeh technique with the stars. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  12. That is a gorgeous card! I am a big fan of bokeh too! :)

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  13. You SHOULD love this, because it is purely awesome!

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  14. Love how you have done this xxx

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  15. I think the star bokeh look amazing - really great background. The colours are gorgeous and I do like the simple Christmas sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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