I haven't entered a challenge in 2022 yet and I was looking for something that suddenly gave me an idea...so here is my card for the Color Throwdown #678 using pink, red, cranberry and kraft. I am also entering it in The Paper Players PP577 and Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.
I love bokeh technique and have done circles and squares, so it was time to use a new shape. Since I need a Valentine card, I thought I would go with hearts. I randomly ink blended some distress oxide inks (Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Candied Apple) on the front of a side fold A2 card base. Next I made a stencil with a Simon Says Stamp Wonky Hearts die. I used blender brushes to stencil my hearts (using the same distress oxide colors plus SU Cherry Cobbler) and softened the look with white in my last step . I loved the pinks and reds and didn't want a lot of kraft on the card, so I decided to punch an arrow (SU) and put it "through" another SSS wonky heart that I die cut out of white card stock. I stamped my cute little image (Co-Motion stamps) on the heart in red and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the sentiments (Stampin' Up and SSS CZ Design) with Candied Apple distress ink, cut and attached another heart on the back of the front one, and ended up with an opening heart on top of the card base. I love cards that have movement and surprise.
I hope you have a great week...and be sure to check out all the inspiration at these three challenges!
Bokeh hearts - brilliant! And what a wow background for your sweet heart fold. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Stencil Challenge!
LOVE those colors. And you made the stencil yourself! Great job.
Thank you Lindsey!
Thank you Maria!
How pretty! Love the bokeh. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players, so glad you joined us!
Those bokeh hearts are fabulous! It's a technique I've never tried, but need to put it on my list to try! Love the card!
What a clever idea Carol - I've never considered bokeh hearts before and that is so effective! I love the fun fold element of the heart with the sweet mouse too. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!
I love the heart and fun fold. That DSP is gorgeous and you showcased it beautifully. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
Thanks Jadee! It's actually bokeh technique that I did with a stencil I made!
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