Hello folks and fellow stampers, here is my third, and
final the last one for a while. I can’t resist using my Technique Junkies background stamps with the Bokeh technique. My tutorial can be seen here.
In my tutorial you will notice that I sponged ink all over the card stock before adding the white Craft spots. Well, this time I sprayed Dylusions on my background and let it air dry before adding my white Craft spots.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello folks! Today I’m sharing the Bokeh technique with you. After receiving attention and questions when I posted this card, I decided to post this tutorial for you.
The stamp that I used is from Technique Junkies and is called Vintage Floral Collage. Isn’t it a pretty stamp?
This technique requires drying times. Personally, I let mine air dry but you can use a heat gun to dry your layers. Drying is important to prevent a big mess in your Craft White ink, and allows for a crisp black stamped image. On that note, let’s start, shall we…
Supplies: Sticky notes, hole punches, White Craft ink pad, Distress inks (or any ink pads), black ink, sponges, (optional — heat gun), white card stock plus a scrap piece of white card stock to use to punch your holes.
This is an optional step. When I do the Bokeh technique, I like to have crisp white edges on my card. To do this, place sticky notes around the edges of your cardstock, as seen in the photo.
Sponge ink onto your card stock.
Continue to sponge colour onto your card stock until it is completely covered. Let dry naturally, or use a heat gun, to prevent your white Craft pad from becoming muddled with ink.
Punch two to three circles on your scrap card stock.
Lay your hole over your inked card stock and with a sponge, rub white Craft ink onto your card stock.
Continue adding white circles until you are satisfied. Be sure to overhang some of your circles so that you are sponging on the sticky note, so they show a partial image once you take your sticky notes off. You can see examples of this in the upper left corner, and if you look closely, you will see more of this done on my card stock.
Air dry or use a heat gun to set your Craft ink.
Once your background is dry, stamp out your image.
Take off the sticky notes to reveal nice white edging. Now you can complete your card as desired, or just leave it as is.
I hope I inspired you to try this wonderful technique. I’ll be watching out for your cards on the TJ Yahoo group.
I recently attended a painting class with Bev Fish, of Fishtale Studio, and we created our own rendition of Starry Night, with Bev’s help. After the class, I went right out and bought paints and four canvases so I can paint four more. You know me, I like to mass produce my cards, and now I’m mass producing my paintings. LOL.
Have a very nice weekend.
Hello folks. Well, I finally did it. I did the Bokeh technique–something I’ve been wanting to do for months. I love how Growing Wild from Technique Junkies looks on this technique. And, coincidentally from the Things I want to do stamp set, I found the perfect phrase.
I used sticky notes around the edges of my cardstock to create a white border.
I hope you have a great week!
Hello folks! Do you ever wonder what one stamp would look like using a variety of techniques? Well, when I saw this image from the June release that happened to me. I set out to make one card, but thought, “hmmm” when I came upon a couple of techniques I wanted to try.
My main image is called Beach Buds which I paired up with Beachin it sentiment (And oh boy do I love sitting in the sun on the beach, much to my mom’s shigrin. Yes, I’m a sun worshipper. Al and I spend many a day at the beach).
This first of three cards uses the Irresistable Rainbow Technique from the Bodacious Background Stamps CD
This CD offers many wonderful background techniques and you know Technique Junkies has many wonderful background stamps.
From this same CD I used Brayered Resist technique which gives a ghost-like appearance so the sentiment is what really pops. What a wonderful swirly stamp called Learn to Surf.
Using Beach Buds, once again, I paired it with the sentiment called Beach Day. My image was stamped over top of Dylusions Shaving Cream technique which I developed and filmed. You can see my tutorial here.
Well, I hope I inspired you to try making a couple of cards using one image. Seeing the variety of results is satisfying.
Have a great week!
Welcome stampers to Technique Junkies June 1st blog hop. If you came from Jane Bosi’s blog you’re on the right track, but if you didn’t start from the beginning you don’t want to miss a thing so head over to the Design Junkies blog. I so admire Jane’s style of work, and I’m sure you got inspired.
For my Tri-Fold card I used the tutorial on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD. I used nautical paper and I used the stamp Bold Shells above and below the mermaid and cut them into inchies after colouring the image which you can see below. From By the Sea set of 6 stamps, I stamped my Mermaid onto water-like designer paper. My sentiment that comes from the same set says, “There are a million fish in the sea, but me, I am a mermaid.”
I love colouring and had fun colouring Bold Shells. You’ll see it again in my post below.
Using Bold Shells I used the technique which I filmed called Triple the Fun from the February 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. The blue card stock that I used is Marina Mist from Stampn’ Up!. The sentiment comes from By the Sea, set of 6 stamps.
And finally, I used the stamp call Fishing Boat with the Aged Tiles technique which comes from the April 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. This technique can also be found on the Simple & Easy Inking Techniques CD. I found the knot on Pinterest and got Al to do it up for me. I’m going to bite the bullet and will attempt to make the next couple of them. I like this masculine card so much that the next six men in my life will be receiving this style of card.
As you can see, I had a blast with this new release. You will love what Pam DeChellis has in store for you which is the next stamper on the hop.
As always, new release stamps will be 15% off until June 8th. I hope I inspired you.
Hello fellow stampers. The minute I saw The Crafty Nurse’s Face the Sunshine card I knew I had to CASE it. Like Kathy, I used the Inked Resist Technique from the December 2012 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
All my sponging uses Stampin’ Up! ink pads in yellows and oranges. The French Script was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink as well as around the border of the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
Have a great week! Enjoy the sunshine.
Hello folks. This is my first Christmas card of the year, inspired by the stamping forum by Artsy Inkers. This challenge is called Christmas Cards All Year.
This month’s challenge was to include a deer plus watercolouring. I used my Inktense watercolor pencil crayons and found I was a little disappointed in the colour selection as there wasn’t a wide variety. I mean, what am I going to do with three browns and four blacks? However, I do love how the crayon glides on and washes when water was added.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: Outlines (now out of business)
Hello fellow stamp artists. Today I have a quick and simple card for you.
My background uses the Joseph’s Coat technique. I filmed a tutorial which you can find here.
Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy this spring weather.
Hello folks. My mojo has been back in full force after so many months away. Over the course of three days I mass produced 30 cards to give away as gifts. Boy, did I do a lot of stamping and colouring.
I finally joined in on Impression Obsession’s “I Love You Man!” challenge. I’ve been wanting to do one of their challenges for months now but never had the ambition. Do you find this happens to you too?
This card is going out to a gentleman who is turning 70 next month. I think he’ll appreciate the old classic truck.