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Hello everyone, and welcome back to a new monthly challenge here at House of Cards. I so enjoy seeing all the creations each month, not only from the design team, but also from you, the challenge participants.
This month's challenge is ...
Technique Challenge: Bokeh Effect
Sponge Brilliance Moonlight White ink through stencil, moving stencil around to get depth. Some cirlces will appear in front, while some will appear behind.
Here is a picture of how it starts to look.
Keep stenciling until you like the appearance.
Fold 8-1/2" x 11" yellow card stock in half to make 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base. Punch right edge with Garden Trellis punch. Cut lilac card stock to 1-1/4" x 11". Fold in half and glue to inside along right edge.
Trim bokeh layer to 4-7/8" x 6-7/8" and edge with Hydrangea ink. Adhere to card front.
Stamp flower bouquet postcard image onto Lilac card stock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
(TIP: VersaFine is a fast drying oil-based pigment ink. It works extremely well for finely detailed images, but I use it on brand new stamps, both clear and rubber, because it will stick to the stamp, rather than bead up like water drops on a flower petal, if you know what I mean.)
Color the image with the same archival inks using a cotton swab to apply the ink.
Add Diamond Stickles to the butterfly and flower centers.
90lb water color paper
Card stock: Yellow, Lilac, Gold Metallic, Gold Vellum
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Leaf Green, Dandelion, Hydrangea
Brilliance Ink: Moonlight White
VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
HOTP 1141-Postcards clear stamp set; HOTP 1085-Heartfelt Greetings clear stamp set
Various sizes of circle punches from (1", 3/4", 1/2")
Here is a fun video tutorial on how to make your own Bokeh background.