Hi everyone! Welcome to the StampingPals Challenge for May 2021. This month we have a colour challenge and you can see it below. We were challenged to create a card using Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo. You could also choose to add Basic Black, Basic White and/or Very Vanilla.
Here’s the Challenge…
Colour challenges can be just that – challenging! At first, I had no idea where to start and so I pulled out all the ink and swatched the colours to see how they worked together. They looked so pretty and before I knew it I had created a really pretty background. I really wanted that background to be the focus of my card and the Bokeh Technique popped into my head. Have you heard of this technique? It’s actually really simple and looks super pretty. Bokeh is “the blurred quality or effect seen in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph taken with a narrow depth of field” (Mirriam-Webster Dictionary). That’s the type of effect I wanted to create!
To create the card, I created a sponged a background of Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, and Pumpkin Pie using the Blending Brushes. Next up, I created my own template using the Layering Circles dies. Once this was created, I sponged White ink over my card base. Immediately, the Bokeh look began to appear. So cool! The card was finished with a sentiment stamped and embossed on vellum. The sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. I die cut the sentiment out using the Scalloped Contours dies (which will be available from 4 May 2021).
Add some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the vellum. I try to stick to the areas where I have the embossing so that it doesn’t show through the other side. Add some White Twine (from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack), a few gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems and you are done!
If you want to see this process in detail, I do have a technique video you can watch.
Here’s the technique video…
This was such a fun challenge and the Bokeh technique is so fun too. I hope you’ll play along with us. All the details, and the Link up, is on the StampingPals blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!