Since I recently discovered a new use for my circle punches, I've been playing with different ways to get a bokeh effect. The challenge this week to use dots, stripes, and chevrons was perfect for testing out a new on-the-fly method. I made my own stencil using acetate (you can use the backing that comes with stamp sets or Spellbinders' packaging) by punching holes of various sizes. I then used Dreamweaver's white embossing paste to make my first set of dots. After die-cutting out a large circle, I sponged the edges using Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac. For my next layer, I clear embossed some circles and sponged Broken China over my circle. Finally, I used my sponge daubers to add Versamark cloud white. (So basically, I grabbed what was white or clear around my craft area and used it all!) My lily is from MFT Lily Die-namics and popped up small Joy! foam pads. To keep the soft look of the card, I embossed on vellum my sentiment from ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments, added baby pearls, and corner punched the bottom corners of the card. Thanks for looking!
Stamps: ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments
Dies: My Favorite Things Lily Die-namics and SB Standard Circles
Inks: Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, and Broken China
Challenges I am playing in: