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joan ervin 05-12-2013 07:26 PM

TLC429 ~ Bokeh Effect ~ (5/13/13)
Hello everyone!!! I hope all you ladies had a wonderful Mother's Day!!! Mine was busy...we had lunch with my parents and supper with our son and his family...now I can't move because I'm too full!!!

I also want to thank Judy for the awesome birthday challenge last week...thanks everyone for helping me celebrate my special day!!!

Now...on with the show!! I have a stampin kinda challenge this week!!! We are going to do the Bokeh Effect!!!

Bokeh is actually a photography technique that is a blur or an out of focus area of the image. We can mimic this effect by doing something pretty simple for stampers...stamping off. Yup...a little sponging and stamping off and you have created a beautiful background or main image!!!

Here are the deets:

1. Select a small solid stamp around 1/2 inch in size such as a flower, heart, circle, star, etc. and 2-4 different light colored inks.
2. Sponge an area on your card stock...you can use any color card stock as long as you can see the ink you will use to stamp the small image.
3. Start with one color, ink up you stamp, and stamp 3-4 times over the sponged area without reinking the stamp. Stamp off 2-3 times with each color...be sure you space out the colors and darks and lights.

Here is a link to the Splitcoast Bokeh Gallery. ..you will find several cards using this technique.

Here is my sample:

Today and Always

Remember when uploading to use keyword TLC429 (no spaces)

You can view the entire TLC429 Gallery here! !

Happy Stamping!!!

bensarmom 05-12-2013 08:11 PM

Here are some directions with pictures for those of you who need visuals like me. Hope that's okay Joan. :)

joan ervin 05-12-2013 08:16 PM

Thanks, Sue!! She makes it look so easy!!

Crafty Julia 05-12-2013 10:20 PM

TLC429 Sew Happy
Great challenge! I used my aqua painter to moisten my white paper, then applied TE's Sew Happy's spools stamp for my images, accentuated with colored pencils. Added some "thread" for my sewing machine, and some twine and ribbon for decoration. Here's Sew Happy

cullenwr 05-12-2013 10:52 PM

This was a new and fun technique...thanks, Joan! Here's MY CARD.

Biggan 05-12-2013 11:48 PM

Thanks for the challenge! Here´s mine;

Bokeh Love


niki1 05-13-2013 04:50 AM

Here is my card :
TLC439 Bokeh Magic flowers by niki1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hobbydujour 05-13-2013 05:08 AM

Wonderful challenge which got my mind wheels spinning, Joan. Thanks!


Crafty Julia 05-13-2013 07:30 AM

TLC429 Tulip Happy Birthday
Joan- had to do another one, such a great challenge! Used Capture My Heart for my Bokeh effect, and some TE tulip dies, along with SU stamped images from my buddies- here's Tulip Happy Birthday

Shadow's Mom 05-13-2013 07:36 AM

Fun challenge, Joan! Thanks!

Here's my Bokeh Bouquet

bdrew 05-13-2013 07:50 AM




cjzim 05-13-2013 07:58 AM

Joan, how do you pronounce it?

Whoops, never mind! I saw it in the tutorial Sue linked : )

CAKath 05-13-2013 08:47 AM

CAS220 TLC429 Papillion Bokeh Display
Decided to try the technique challenge today for a change. Here's my attempt:
CAS220 TLC429 Papillion Bokeh Display by CAKath - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks for an interesting technique.

donidoodle 05-13-2013 09:33 AM

Thanks for the great challenge, Joan!
Here's mine:
TLC429 Birthday Hugs by donidoodle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

LittleSeaOtter 05-13-2013 12:47 PM

So fun, Joan! Thanks for such a great challenge!

Here's mine:
Bokeh Beach

Debra 05-13-2013 04:03 PM

This was so fun. I am glad I took the time to play today. Thank you!

Here is mine.

mamaxsix 05-13-2013 05:40 PM

Actually made this one in the morning before I drove to Indy and back to drop DD off at the airport, but I had a hard time taking pictures of it, and didn't have time to upload before I left. I just caught the last bit of sun that was shining right on the center of my card as I took the picture this evening! I had a lot of fun making this and will for sure use this technique again! Thanks as always for digging up these fun ideas for us to try! Inspired Bokeh Leaves

BobbiesGirl 05-13-2013 06:56 PM

Thanks, Joan. Here's my card.

n5stamper 05-14-2013 03:30 AM


sue28 05-14-2013 05:16 AM

Here is my card for the Bokeh Technique, Joan -

TLC429, CC426 Bokeh Flowers by sue28 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Amanda_Sewell 05-14-2013 11:45 AM

Here is my card . . . a little slow on the uploading :-)

TLC429 - With Thanks by Amanda_Sewell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Rebeccaof 05-14-2013 06:31 PM

Here is my stab at this cool tehnique! Thanks so much for introducing it!

Birthday Nerd

gwendolyn46 05-14-2013 07:32 PM

Thought I'd give this a try, after rereading the instructions, I think I missed the step of sponging the background before stamping. I thought the hats looked they were flying into the air.

gabalot 05-15-2013 12:11 AM

Thanks, Joan! Here is my Bokeh background card, minus the sponged background prior to "blurring" the polka dots. Ooops. :)

TLC429 Bokeh Flowers by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


jodylb 05-15-2013 08:32 AM

Here's my card for the challenge - although I used dark cs and did no sponging...

Bokeh Butterflies by jodylb - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

gwendolyn46 05-22-2013 08:52 PM

Here is my second try at this, I remembered to sponge my background first this time!

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