Friday, 4 May 2018

Bokeh Background Creation - Daring Cardmakers

Happy Friday!

May already!  I've had a wonderfully creative week - tried some new products, attempted a new technique which I used in this post and made someone very happy with a first birthday card I made.

The first Friday of the month is an elemental challenge on the Daring Cardmakers.  The elements inspired me to have a go at creating a Bokeh background.  Bokeh is basically a blurred effect produced by a lens in photography.


I began by creating the ombre background using distress inks then once I was happy I inked through a stencil I made using my trusty Fiskars circle punch with chalk ink to make a Bokeh background.  This is a technique I've wanted to try for such a long time as I've been inspired by other people's creations.


To finish I die cut a branch and added a sentiment as I wanted the background to be the focal point of my card.

Below is the elemental board chosen by Ruth where I got my inspiration from.  You can see the colours, in particular the ombre pinks which I used together with the circles and a branch from the tree.


I hope you'll play along with this challenge and take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team HERE.

Here's hoping for a little sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend.

See you next week,
Shabneez 

Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Marianne Designs Die
Clearly Besotted Sentiment Stamp
Fiskars Medium Circle punch
Everything else from my stash


22 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifulllll
Gr Karin

Janet Packer said...

Beautiful Bokeh background and card Shabneez - love it!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Shabneez this is a stunning card it is just so pretty I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning card Shabneez. Such a lovely effect and colours. Have a great weekend. Cathy x

Liz said...

Beautiful background, Shabneez. I love the vivid pink with the white. xx

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful background, such a pretty card Shabneez.

Sylv xx

Gwyneth said...

Your card looks lovely. Nice background.
GG

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So pretty I just love your colors

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
Hugs
Linda xxx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Shabneez, a fabulous bokeh background - so pretty.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Andree said...

A pretty card Shabneez. Gorgeous colour and a wonderful technique xx

Janice said...

A stunning card Shabneez, such pretty colours.
Janice x

Tracy Welham said...

Beautiful, lovely background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Kate M said...

Really beautiful background, super technique - love the colours and design -
great card! xx

Laine said...

So sweet and soft Shabneez.
Laine
x

Jan Ltc said...

I love your elegant card x Jan

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Stunning card Shabneez... love that background x

ALI said...

Gorgeous card, great background x

Dawn said...

Wonderful background and such a very pretty card. x

aussie aNNie said...

My favourite colour, technique and most gorgeous card.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Laine said...

Beautiful use of this fabulous technique Shabneez.
Laine
x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

wow, just stunning