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Totally Techniques Blog Hop - Bokeh

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I think you're going to LOVE this blog hop!!! Bokeh is our technique for June. And Stampin' Up! has a stamp set you can use to re-create this gorgeous technique...but sadly I do not have it yet.

BOKEH
bōˈkā
PHOTOGRAPHY
noun: bokeh
  1. the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
    "a quick, visual survey of the foreground and background bokeh of a variety of lenses"

I made my Bokeh background the old fashioned way - with a watercolor wash, a template and white craft ink. You'll find a video tutorial here:

 

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VIDEO TUTORIAL - learn how to make this gorgeous BOKEH background and order any Stampin' Up! products in my online store! www.AStampAbove.com

This was the christening of my DANDELION WISHES and my how I love this stamp set!!! It was perfect for a busy background right? I chose Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch reinkers for this background watercolor wash.

VIDEO TUTORIAL - learn how to make this gorgeous BOKEH background and order any Stampin' Up! products in my online store! www.AStampAbove.com

Dimensions:

  • Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4
  • Watercolor Paper 3-3/4 x 5

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL - learn how to make this gorgeous BOKEH background and order any Stampin' Up! products in my online store! www.AStampAbove.com

And then I used it again for this card -  wedding card. Love the softness of this color combo. My card base is Balmy Blue but the Bokeh background was made with Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue reinkers.


VIDEO TUTORIAL - learn how to make this gorgeous BOKEH background and order any Stampin' Up! products in my online store! www.AStampAbove.com

Dimensions:

  • Balmy Blue 11 x 4-1/4 scored at 5-1/2 & 3 x 4-1/4
  • Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4
  • Watercolor Paper 2-3/4 x 4


VIDEO TUTORIAL - learn how to make this gorgeous BOKEH background and order any Stampin' Up! products in my online store! www.AStampAbove.com

And then I have this card - OH MY - I love how bright these colors are together! I used the ENJOY LIFE stamp set in combination with the DANDELION WISHES set along with Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist reinkers for the background.


VIDEO TUTORIAL - learn how to make this gorgeous BOKEH background and order any Stampin' Up! products in my online store! www.AStampAbove.com

Dimensions:

  • Lemon Lime Twist 11 x 4-1/4 scored at 5-1/2
  • Basic Black 2-3/4 x 5-1/4
  • Watercolor Paper 2-1/2 x 5


VIDEO TUTORIAL - learn how to make this gorgeous BOKEH background and order any Stampin' Up! products in my online store! www.AStampAbove.com

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Please click on the NEXT button to see what Zoe Tant of the UK has created with the BOKEH technique:

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  1. Annette Elias (The Netherlands) 
  2. Kelly Acheson (USA)
  3. Zoe Tant (UK)
  4. Shannean Moncrieff (Austrailia)
  5. Barbara Meyer (Austria)
  6. Lynsay Mahon (Canada)
  7. Nadine Weiner (Germany)
  8. Satomi Wellard (Japan)
  9. Marine Wiplier (France)

 

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Product List

Dandelion Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Window Sheets
$5.00
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
$35.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Silicone Craft Sheet
$6.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
101731
$8.00
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Pineapple Punch Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Watercolor Paper
$5.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Enjoy Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
$25.00
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00

 

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

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Annette Elias

Your cards are so full of energy! Love the colors and the combinations you made with the stampsets! Thank you!!

Nadine Weiner

Three super beuatiful cards. The one with Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple is my fav. Thanks for sharing so many inspirations with us!

zoe tant

Fab colour choices Kelly on this super selection of cards. Love the combo of Enjoy Life with the Dandelion Wishes Zoe x

lorraine turner

Thank you Kelly for giving me a refresh on the Bokeh Technique and how to get a stencil created for this technique too. I absolutely love the three different coloured backgrounds you created and I am so glad that I have downloaded the colour ink support cards so that I can look at these when I am creating a card too. But the finished cards are awesome with the use of the Delightful Dandelion stamp set. Just wow! Thank you for sharing these with us crafters. :O)

Sherlie

Beautiful cards, especially love the blue wedding card. I am loving this set too.

Marine

All your card are gorgeous Kelly !

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