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Stampin' Up! Another Thank You Bokeh Technique!

Hey there! Whew! What a whirlwind the last 5 days have been, between taxes, a Birthday Card Buffet, and the free shipping promotion, I am exhausted. Tomorrow afternoon we are throwing a wedding shower for a girl from our church, and the list goes on for next week!

Today's card expresses how I've felt the past few days with the response I've received with the free shipping offer:

THANK YOU one & all! Everyone who placed an online order with me this week will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail soon!

This card uses the Bokeh Technique to achieve the look of light glinting and flaring in the background. Here's a quick rundown of how to do it:

1. Starting with a neutral cardstock, such as Very Vanilla or Whisper White, sponge color in random areas, overlapping the colors just a bit.

2. Punch or cut circles of varying sizes into a sheet of card stock or acetate (window sheet). The circles need to be different sizes and not punched in lines, they need to be punched randomly. You are creating a sponging stencil.

3. Lay the stencil over the sponged card stock. Sponge Whisper White Craft ink into the circle openings. Sponge some of the circles lighter and some darker. Move the stencil a little bit and repeat the sponging with White Craft ink. Continue to move and sponge until you like the effect.

4. Allow to air-dry or speed up the drying time with a Heat Tool.

5. Stamp over the Bokeh background with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

That's it! Click on this link to download the project sheet for this card:

Download Another Thank You Bokeh Technique

Use this project sheet for reference while you shop in my online store:

or click on any image in the supply list below and you will immediately be taken to my online store:

Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Lost Lagoon 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Dimensionals
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Petite Petals Punch
Circles Collection Framelits Die

Every one who places an order with me in my online store will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

Don't forget the lovely Weekly Deals only available through Monday, April13:


Until tomorrow, which is Sunday Swap Day, have a Stampingrox! day!



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