Sunday, 19 October 2014

Remembering your Birthday

Hello again!

My projects for this week was inspired by the beautiful Gold Soiree DSP (133697) - Garden Green and Calypso Coral were the colours I used from this amazingly beautiful paper! The effect I was aiming for.... Bokeh which refers to the quality of the blurring of out-of-focus images in a photograph. I watched a few videos on You Tube and was inspired by this easy technique from Wplus9 and this is my take on it!  I made a stencil from a Window Sheet (114323) using various circles - 3 different sizes - from the Circles Framelits Collection (130911). I also used a Sponge Dauber (133773) for my smallest circle!

Let's start at the beginning:
I sponged Calypso Coral (126983) and Garden Green (126973) randomly on some watercolour   paper  and then, using my Stampin' Spritzer (126185),  I activated the ink by spraying it with water. You can wait for it to dry, but I'm not patient enough, so I heat set it. 

Now you can start sponging with Craft Stampin' ink (101731) over your stencil with a sponge dauber (or sponge). The best way to go about it is to sponge your biggest circle with a very light hand and going darker with your Craft ink as your circles get smaller. My smallest circle was create with my sponge dauber.  Overlap your circles - I find that working in a triangles of circles works nicely. Concentrate your smallest and brightest circles around your image.

A list of the products I used on my finished project:

108605 Garden Green A4 Cardstock (Base)
131299 Oistachio Pudding A4 Cardstock (Layering)
106549 Whisper White A4 Cardstock (Stamping)
131177 Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin'pad
132141 Metallic Encore Gold ink pad
102283 Versamark ink
109129 Gold Embossing powder
131350 Remembering your Birthday Clear stamp set 
132058 Papillon Potpourri Wood stamp set
134036 I Love Lace Clear Background stamp
127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits
127526  Elegant Butterfly

This was truly a fun project and as you can see you don''t need much more to complete your card!

Mel xx

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