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,

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


KarinsArtScrap said...

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.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So pretty I just love your colors

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
Linda xxx

cotnob said...

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

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.

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.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

wow, just stunning