It's Bellarific Friday from Stampingbella and I'm playing with a new technique. The last challenge Emily gave us at Blogabella was to make a "One Layer Wonder" card. Yikes!!! I have lots of trouble with simple layouts, but I saw this cool technique in one of the crafty newsletters I receive. It's called bokeh (boh-kay) stamping. It mimics a blurred light background in photography. You can google it for examples.
For my card I have usede Uptown Girl "Audrey Loves Makeup" and added the bokeh effect in stamping with Distress inks. I used a sponge dauber but you can do this with ink daubers or even pencil erasers with different mediums. I also added a bit of Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen buy accident. I squeezed it a bit to hard and shook it over the card. Happy accidents. LOL See that spot under the bow on her purse. Looks like a big rhinestone huh. Nope, glitter pen dot. hee hee I finally managed to find an angle that you can see all the glittery goodness that Wink of Stella pen adds. Isn't her dress glamorous! I also added some Diamond Stickles to some of the bokeh spots and she had some pearl paint dots and gold gel pen jewelry.
I need a bit more practice with this technique, but I had fun and it's something different. Hope you like it.
Next weeks challenge at Blogabella is a sketch.
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz--sparkle and shine
Moving Along with the Times--keep it CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More--CAS
Loves Rubber Stamps--CAS
Have a great weekend and enjoy those dads on Sunday!
Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Georgia Pacific
Stamps--Stamping Bella Uptown Girl "Audrey Loves Makeup", Precious Remembrance "New Day"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Sakura gold gel pen, Black Soot, Pumice Stone, and Weathered Wood Distress inks
Miscellaneous--Scribbles White Mist 3D paint, Diamond Stickles