Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Tree Bokeh Effect

I'm still having fun with the bokeh effect. It is so beautiful around Christmas time because of all the lights. I did another bokeh effect card here, but that time I used a palette of cool colours.  Today, I am sharing with you a card using the bokeh effect with a more traditional palette - a Christmas tree close up.  

It was pictures like these Christmas tree close-ups that inspired me:

  • Ornamental Pine steals the show one more time.  I can't tell you how many times I've reached for this stamp set over this season.  For this card, I used the pine branch image along with the ornament and the sentiment.
  • To create the effect of out-of-focus Christmas tree lights in the background, I first sponged a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.  Using a piece of Window Sheet with two circles punched in it (one circle with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and one with the 3/4" Circle Punch) as a mask, Whisper White Craft Ink is sponged to create two sizes of white circles, Then a sponge dauber is used to sponge smaller, more focused circles in Whisper White Craft Ink.
  • After the background is created the pine branches are stamped in Mossy Meadow.  The ornament is stamped with VersaMark ink on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold Stampin' Emboss powder is added and heat set. Then the ornament is hand cut and the 1/8" Circle Punch is used to cut out the paper inside the hoop for hanging the ornament.
  • Some Old Olive Baker's Twine is tied through the hole and secured on the backside of the paper.  Stampin' Dimensionals are used to pop up the ornament image.
  • The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink.  The Project Life Framelits were used to die cut the sentiment.  It was a little wide, so I cut a sliver of equal side off both sides.
  • Gold Glimmer Paper gives such a rich background panel.
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1 comment :

  1. This card is absolutely gorgeous! What an amazingly well done technique and the glitter finishes this sumptuous looking card. Amazing artist!


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