Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bokeh Effect

Morning all.
I hope you all had a lovely Halloween.  I took my daughter trick or treating in our local village with a few of the parents from school and she loved it.  Trick or Treating in France is called "bonbon ou un sort" which roughly translate as sweets/candy or a spell.
My daughter came back with a bucket load of sweets.  I am surprised she got as much as she did as this year there were loads of children out enjoying themselves.
Anyway back to a bit of crafting.  I was browsing through the card challenge sites looking for inspiration when I came across the challenge over at Fusion.

What an amazing inspiration picture and I just had to give the challenge ago and combine it with a Spellblogger post.

I decided I wanted to use the inspiration picture and give the Bokeh effect ago.  The last time I tried it I ended up using bleach as I didn't have a white ink pad.
I started off by creating my background by using a selection of blue and green inks and begin with the darkest colours around the edge.  I then finished with the light blue in the centre.
To create the Bokeh effect I made a stencil using acetate and a small circle die.  I then place this over my card stock and begin inking through the holes using a white ink pad and a sponge dauber.

I then added some die cut leaves using the Die D-Lites All Leaves die from Spellbinders.  I cut some from foil card stock and a couple from some lovely pearlescent card stock that a friend gave me.

I then finished my card with a die cut greeting which is also from Spellbinders called Shapeabilities Simply said Phrase One.  I cut this from black card cardstock.
Please check out the Spellbinders website for more details about the dies I have used.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.
This card is also for the challenge over at Crop Stop.


  1. Wow, beautiful card, the bokeh effect is nice!

  2. So very, very beautiful! I love the background you created and those gorgeous foil leaves!

    I'd love for you to link this lovely creation up to the Cropstop blog where anything goes as long as you use something from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
    You can find the current link party here:

    1. Thank you and I have now linked my card to the challenge. x

    2. Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop! We're trying to build our challenge so I hope I'll see even more of your lovely work in the gallery soon!

  3. Gorgeous card. I love the background, what beautiful colours. xx

  4. Love the bokeh effect you've created Dawn! Shabneez x