Hi crafty friends
Well this past weekend I spent Saturday morning with my gorgeous upline and some fabulous friends in Innisfail creating 3 stunning cards. My upline Michelle Zahra makes beautiful cards and I love spending time with her and the girls who attend her monthly classes.
Michelle is taking a new angle with her classes this year and has decided she is going to teach us a new technique every month. This month we actually learn’t two new techniques.
This first card that I want to show you is using one of the latest techniques out there at the moment….the Bokeh Technique. You may remember I have already made a card using this technique that I showed you a couple of days ago.
We matched the Bokeh Technique with the gorgeous 3 step stamp set Lotus Blossom which is currently a FREE Sale-a-Bration item if you spend $90 or more in a single order before the end of March. I am loving this stamp set and have used it a couple of times now.
Firstly we stamped the three lotus flowers with Strawberry Slush ink twice, the first time was directly from the inkpad onto the Whisper White card stock, then we stamped the second stage of the flower with Strawberry Slush ink then stamped it off onto scrap paper so the colour wasn’t as dark. The third step was to stamp the largest part of the flower with VersaMark ink and then heat emboss it with White Embossing Powder. I love how the lotus’ turned out.
To create the background we sponged Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy ink all over the card stock and then sponged Whisper White Craft Ink onto the background with a template we had made with Window Sheets and several of the circle Stampin’ Up! punches. This technique is to easy you just keep sponging circles, or whatever shape you want to use, overlapping them and running them off the edge of the card stock until you are happy with the overall appearance. The secret is to just ink up you sponge or dauber once and keep “colouring in’ the circles until the ink has all run out before re-inking, that way the white circles seem to fade into the colour in the background. The greeting which is stamped in Black StazOn ink is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Ocassions catalogue.
If you would like to try this technique, just pop onto YouTube and check out the hundreds of video’s on how to do it. All products mentioned in this post are currently available in either the Annual catalogue, Sale-a-Bration or Ocassions catalogue from Stampin’ Up!
You can purchase your own at my Stampin’ Up! shop by clicking on the shopping trolley to the left hand side.
I will be back shortly with the second card we made at Michelle’s class.
Thanks for visiting.