Stamping Technique - Bokeh Birthday Card


Posted on 9th April 2016 by Nicole Mullen
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Printing Techniques, Design Team

Bokeh 8

Fantastic stamping technique to give the effect of Bokeh.

Hi All,

Nicole here today to share a fun birthday card made using a simple stamping technique. I used:

  • Papermilldirect Super Smooth card
  • Papermilldirect Slate Grey Card
  • Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh Stamp Set
  • Label Love Stamp Set from Altenew
  • Distress Inks

I cut down a panel of slate grey card to mat a panel of smooth white card onto.

Bokeh 1

I used the Let's Bokeh Lawn Fawn stamp set and the Smooth White card to stamp my own background onto.

Bokeh 2

I stamped the circles from the set repeatedly in a selection of inks until the panel was covered. I used a Misti stamping tool to help me with this.

Bokeh 3

Bokeh 4

You need to make sure to over lap when doing this technique to get the full effect from it.

Bokeh 6

I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen on some of the smaller circles to give some extra sparkle. It is hard to photograph this but it is quite visible in real life. I also stamped a happy birthday label stampe from Altenew to add to the card.

Bokeh 8

Here is the completed card. The birthday sentiment is the only extra embellishment to allow the stamped background to really shine. The hardest part about this technique is picking a good colour combination!

Bokeh Final

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