Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CAS Mix Up January Challenge Bokeh Once Again!

Today I have a second entry for the CAS Mix Up January Challenge - the theme of Bokeh.
Green is my favorite color and although I wasn't going for a St. Patrick's Day theme, these colors would be perfect for that holiday! Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist are ink blended on Whisper White Thick with a Stampin' sponge. The blending can be rough because the bokeh technique will go right over the top of the green.

To do the bokeh, I created a balloon stencil by punching the Balloon Bouquet Punch in a window sheet and also die cutting the small balloon shape from the Candles and Confetti Framelit Die in the same window sheet. Use a sponge dauber, I rubbed Whisper White Craft Ink through the stencil onto the green. The idea is to vary the intensity, size and overlap the location.
From one A2 card front, I was able to finish 2 cards. One with a side panel and one with a pieced side panel. All pieces were popped up with fun foam to keep the layers level, but Stampin' dimensionals could be used as well. The sentiment is from the "Lemon Zest" stamp set and I think all in all it would make a great masculine birthday card! (Especially if that birthday was around March 17th!)
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Oct. 2017. Since then I have promoted to Silver and have 4 people on my team. I hold a monthly workshop at our home where I try and teach techniques that are fun and creative.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous citrus green Bokeh cards, Anita! I love that you made your own balloon stencil and used it for this technique. The black sentiment strip is a great color contrast, and the breaking the Bokeh panel (second card) adds interest to the design. Thanks again for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

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  2. Thank you again, Hideko! I have to make more bokeh cards for it is a fun technique!

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  3. Beautiful Bokeh card Anita, love your balloons, and gorgeous colours... thanks for joining the challenge at CAS Stencil

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  4. Gorgeous shades of green to creats a bright and cheerful background Anita. Very creative to create a balloon bokeh ... that is awesome! Two wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Thank you for the kind comments❤️

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  6. Love your creative Bokeh CAS design using a balloon instead of circle for your Bokeh technique. Clean and Crisp CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, Anita. Hugs..Nancy

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  7. Thank you, Nancy! Loved the challenge♥️🎈❤️


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  8. I am not normally a 'green' person but you have changed my mind! A lovely Bokeh background and a great card!
    Thanks so much for joining the CAS Mix Up challenge this month!
    Viv
    (Guest DT - January)

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  9. Awesome card! It really caught my eye. love the baloonsl

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  10. Thank you! Appreciate the kind comment!

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  11. What a fun idea to do Bokeh Balloons, Anita! I love this pretty green and the light balloons floating up! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  12. Your most welcome, Bonnie and thank you, it was my pleasure!

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  13. Love the Bokeh made with the balloon stencil Anita, great idea for a Male or childs card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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  14. Thank you, Susan. You’re right! Just change the colors and it could go either way!

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