Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bokeh Anniversary Cards

It has been a busy few weeks!!  I am working on my cards for September a little later than usual but fortunately these took less time than I expected!!  I went to Splitcoast Stampers for inspiration and found this card which led me to this tutorial for Quick and Easy Bokeh with Dawn Woleslagle!  I was in!!  I had these alcohol ink backgrounds sitting on my desk from my visit with my sister a couple of weeks back and thought they would do the job perfectly!!  I made myself a circle stencil using vellum and punches and used my Brilliance Moonlight white ink pad to sponge through the openings!!  I am very happy with the results!!  I dug out hearts that coordinated from my stash and created the greetings digitally using a scroll from CLKER which I modified by removing the ferns.  I added the greetings in different fonts and laser printed a half sheet.  To create my cards, I trimmed my background to just less than a quarter sheet after they were dry.  I mounted them to coordinating cardstock and adhered my layered hearts using 3D foam tape.  I fussy cut my greetings, gave them a colourwash with watercolour and glued them just below the hearts using yet more 3D foam tape.   
You can see on the left a bit more of the dimension created by the different layers of sponged circles on the backgrounds.  I need to work on the placement a bit more but for my first attempt I am very satisfied!!

It feels good to be back in my craft room though all the family time and berry picking was also very enjoyable!!