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Bokeh and Pop of Paradise

One of my favorite new items from the catalog was the Large Pineapple and the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set. It took me a while to pop of paradisewarm up to both sets but they are a lot of fun to work with , especially with the summer fun that is ahead. who knew that Flamingos could be such a draw!

While designing all kinds of cards, getting ready for my launch, I felt that these stamps could be conducive to creating the bokeh effect.

Bokeh is a technique in photography that describes the appearance of blurry lights in an unfocused photo.  You see this technique used with city streets at night and Christmas trees around the holidays.  Whether these spots look like lights, they sure are pretty.

Bokeh “How To”

1. Wet a piece of Watercolor Paper –Spritz it really well and take some re-inker on an aqua painter.

2. Pick up some ink refill with a wet aqua painter or brush and add it to the water-color paper, one color at a time allowing it to spread and pool. It was fun to see the pinks separate into yellow and orange tones. . Be sure to clean your aqua painter each time you add ink.

3. Once your background looks ok, let it dry thoroughly or dry with heat tool.

4. Punch various size circles in a piece of Window Sheet to use as stencil I used the 3 smallest circles from the Circle Framelits Collection

5. Stencil the various circles with a sponge dauber, sponge circles randomly on top of the sponged card front with Whisper White Craft Ink – random circles in varying depths – some with more white than others. They are going to get messy, but that’s A-OK.  You can dry the circles by patting them with a paper towel or with a heat gun .

6. Go back over some of the circles again with White Craft ink and make them darker. Let dry or dry with heat tool

7. Stamp sentiment and finish layering your card.

8. Using the Bow maker Punch cut 2 times .

Bokeh in paradise9. Use a bone folder to curl and break up the paper fibers. To assemble, use glue dots on the ends of the curled bow pieces and fold them together.

10 Break up the fiber in the small middle piece with a bone folder. And adhere the bow ends to themselves.

11. Put another glue dot and fold around the middle. Put glue Dots on the bow ends and adhere to bow.

Some Materilas used include:

Stampin’ Up! Party at the Club! Time to reserve your seat!

Stampin’ Up! Party at the Club!

Saturday, April 4th

Time to reserve your seat!

RSVP by Monday,  March,  30th, end of day

Join us while the fun continues…..

10:00 am until finished

Come to the Clubhouse on 4901 Hamrick Rd. Central Point

(To enter parking lot turn onto New Haven and keep left.)

Project KIts include 5 projects including my cards below, as well as the “Do Yourself a Favor!”

The techniques I  used here is Bokeh pronounced Bouquet. Bokeh and bowsThis  is a technique in photography that describes the appearance of blurry lights in an unfocused photo.  You see this technique used with city streets at night and Christmas trees around the holidays.  Whether these spots look like lights, they sure are pretty.

IMPORTANT: Due to the time required for kit preparations, as well as seats filling before the deadline, we are finding it necessary to require your RSVP by the end of day (March 30th ) but preferably sooner.  Seating is limited to 59.  As soon as we fill up,   we will form a waiting list and fill spots,  in the event of a cancellation. Seating times will be first come first served.

Cost: $15

Door Prizes!
Bring your scissors and crafting adhesives,  glue dots, dimensionals, rhinestones, pearls, pencil ruler, and small cutter ( if you have one.), etc
Lunch, Snacks, Drinks, Project Kits & Materials are provided.
Adhesives are available for purchase at the event.

Bring a new friend to me and receive a special gift!

RSVP to :

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(Accept/Decline) no later than March 30th end of day but preferably before.
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Other projects will be forthcoming! I will be designing 2 cards this week as due to finances, Pat has chosen to be a partaicipant as opposed to a facilitator. man with top hat and monicleThis is my 2nd Card to help celebrate the man in you life . Use it for any occasion. Easy Peassy Punch art!

Please know, I greatly appreciate that you choose to spend your Saturday with me and hope you join us often. Try us once or come every month.

Your suggestions are always welcome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Making an impresssion one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator
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