The bokeh technique has been a very hot look for quite a while, and I wanted to try to create it on my own. Stampin’ Up! does have a stamp that creates this technique, but it’s not quite a full card size and I’m stubborn about things like that.
- Stamps: Daffodil Wishes
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana
- Accessories: Various Circle Punches, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark Ink, Stampin’ Sponges
I punched a number of circles from scrap card stock and put some SNAIL on the back of them. (You could cut them with framelits, but punches are faster. I recommend card stock over sticky notes because you’re going to accumulate ink on them, and the sticky notes get saturated.) Then I tapped the SNAIL with my fingers so it wouldn’t stick fast, but would be tacky and hold in place. Then it was sponge, sponge, move the circles, repeat!
You can do this with multiple colors, but I chose to stay monochromatic. I embossed the image and sentiment with Black Embossing Powder to make it pop a little. (When was the last time you re-inked your Versamark Ink Pad? Seriously…it makes a HUGE difference!) Since I chose to make this into a sympathy card, I kept it very, very plain. (Maybe too plain. I’m still debating.)
Want to play with your own version? Shop HERE.