Monday, 30 January 2017

Friend Bokeh

Hey I hope you all had a nice weekend ? Mine was quiet but lovely, we had lots of family time which is always good.

Today I wanted continue sharing cards I made over the Christmas period.

I am a huge fan of Bokeh (if you look at my blog header I have even used Bokeh in that) I love the softness of it and how different it can look.

I had an idea in my head for months to be honest about creating a bokeh style card using Rangers Mini Round blending tools and this is how this card came about.

One of my favorite colors is Grey....You may think boring but I love it, especially with a pop of color added. So to create this I used one of my favorite Grey ink pads- Cobblestone from Simon Says Stamp for the darkest color and all you need to do is ink up your blending tool then making sure it is flat to the card twist it to give you a nice circle.

For the lighter grey I used Simon's Barely Beige...which yes i know it isn't a grey but it does have a grey tone to it, I randomly placed the circles all over the card stock...which is Simon's White card, making sure to overlap the circles.

When I was happy I used my Clarity Stencil brush and went over the whole piece with Cobblestone, with the brushes I always "blot" off a lot of the color and very gently and slowly build the layers up and it worked well for this card as I didn't want it too dark, I wanted to get rid of the white showing and to soften the circles.

When this was done I took Simons White ink and added a couple of circles over the top...this was a total experiment but i really like how it turned out.

I used Simon's Painted friend die and cut it 3 times from Simon's Fog cardstock and adhered them together to give some added dimension and used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to add some sparkle to the friend die.

For a pop of color I used Mama elephants Confetti Cuts die and Simon's School house red card stock and die cut the hearts which I added some Sparkle and Glossy accents too.

I created an A2 card base from Fog card and adhered the panel to it.

My plan is too make some more of these using different colors and inks to see how it works out, but I am really happy with it and it is another nice any occasion for a friend card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don't forget this weeks challenge for Simon Says Stamp is Anything Goes and you still have a few more days to enter click here to check it out .

I hope you all have a great day.

Happy Crafting




  1. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing

  2. beautiful card Tracy have a great week.Gr Karin

  3. So soft and beautiful looking. Love the background and that perfect amount of color with the hearts. I'm going to have to get some of those clarity brushes. VERY pretty.LYnn

  4. Beautiful, elegant and so delicate looking Tracy.Lainexx

  5. I LOVE Grey AND Bokeh too~so this is a win/win for me! Such a great card :). I'm adding Cobblestone to my virtual cart as I'm still hunting for the perfect grey~


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