Bokeh Technique Blog Hop #TT17

Hi Stampers, it is time for another Totally Techniques Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Bokeh Technique.
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The Bokeh Technique in the paper world was inspired by a technique that is used in photography.  My understanding is this technique is where you create a background image that represents the diffusion of light into orbs.  You can create some pretty impressive backgrounds using this technique, so why not give it a go.  Make sure you hop around the world to see what the rest of the design team have come up with, I am sure you are going to love what these talented ladies are sharing with you today.
This is the first time I have ever tried this technique and must admit I am pleased with the end result.
Bokeh Technique by Patrice
I have used the Beautiful You stamp set for this card and I started by stamping the girl image using black StazOn ink directly onto the card front and then stamped the second image onto sticky strip (post it note tape).  I cut the sticky strip image out and lay over top of the stamped image to create a mask.  I guess you can see I have used this mask before lol, you are so right as it is my 2nd take on this technique.  I was not as fussed on how the first card turned out so decided to have another go using a different colour.
Bokeh Technique masking by Patrice
I punched out a variety of different size circles from a piece of window sheet.  I lay the sheet over the card, inked up my dauber and then daubered the colour thru the holes, making sure that some circles are darker than others to create an orb effect.
Bokeh Technique close up by Patrice
I then removed the sticky mask and coloured the girl image in using watercolor pencils.  I stamped a second umbrella image, coloured and adhered to card front using a dimensional in the centre and glue dots around the edges.  To bring the image to life a little I finished by adding some clear wink of stella.
Bokeh Technique close up by Patrice
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next or previous button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Amy Koenders has come up with this month.
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Here is a list of all the ladies taking part in this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop, just in case you get lost along the way.

  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
  2. Amy Koenders – USA
  3. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
  4. Marine Wiplier – France
  5. Nadine Weiner – Germany
  6. Zoe Tant – UK
  7. Barbara Meyer – Australia
  8. Mathilde Kortekaas – Netherlands

Sadly one of our team members is not able to join us this month due to a severe storm but she will be sharing her card with you all when possible.  Make sure you check out her card at a later date Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)

Bokeh Technique Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you live in New Zealand and would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.


Comments: 9

  1. […] Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand) Amy Koenders (USA)  Shelagh Freemantle (Canada) Marine Wiplier (France) Nadine Weiner (Germany)  Zoë Tant (UK)  Barbara Meyer (Austria)  Mathilde Kortekaas (Netherlands) […]

  2. Amy Koenders April 1, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply

    Awesome card Patrice! Love the gray background with your lady in bright colors. Perfect! 🙂

  3. Shelagh Freemantle April 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Love your card !! You really made it show the technique very well. Fun colours Patrice .

    • Patrice April 13, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply

      Thanks Shelagh 🙂

  4. bernath April 2, 2017 at 4:09 am Reply


    • Patrice April 13, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply

      Thanks Bernath 🙂

  5. Zoe Tant April 2, 2017 at 10:54 pm Reply

    Clever combo of the technique and the stamps Patrice. Zx

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