Monday, December 23, 2013

Kay's Bokeh Technique Cards





Good Monday Morning, everyone!

I recently came across a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers which detailed a very unique technique, called Bokeh, which is defined as the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, esp. as rendered by a particular lens.

Here is an example.

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Kay created an amazing card using this technique and her Aspen Club Stamp kit.



Step 1. Stamp the quote from the Aspen UM Collection onto a piece of the almond cardstock.


Step 2. Use Pistachio Gelato to add color directly to your leaf stamp from the same UM collection.


Step 3. Use a water brush to blend and lift a bit of the Gelato color onto the brush.


Step 4. Stamp the leaf image at an angle next to the quote on the almond cardstock.


Step 5. Use the water brush that has been loaded with color from Step 3, and create a halo affect around the stamped leaf image.


Step 6. Use an eraser from a pencil as a stamp and CS® Lagoon Hybrid Ink, to add dots randomly around the leaf image, overlapping the image and the quote, to create the Bokeh background.



Step 7. On a scrap piece of almond cardstock, stamp another leaf image with CS® Black India Ink. Color in the image using the Big Brush marker in May Green.


Step 8. Cut out the image of just the leaf and add shading to the leaf using the water brush and Gelato.



Step 9. Use your bone folder to create added dimension to your leaf.


Step 10. Attach your leaf to the card panel on top of the Gelato stamped image using pop dots and a line of CS® Bookbinding glue.



Step 11. Use a black fine tip marker to draw the stem onto your panel to finish the leaf.


Step 12. Nest the panel onto a black matte and then attach both to the Pale blue cardstock base.


Thanks to Kay for bringing this technique to life using the Aspen Kit. Hope you all have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by.










Julie


**********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********

Today's vintage kit  is the Club Scrap Lite (formerly known as Junior) Bridges kit from February 2008. This kit includes 12x12 papers, a stencil, wood mounted stamp, stickers and more!


To qualify for the drawing, simply leave us a comment on today's blog post. We'll choose one comment at random and announce the winner on the Tuesday, December 24th blog post by 10am Central. Good luck!

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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Julie. Thanks for showing us the technique.

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  2. What a neat technique! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this project.

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  4. Love this technique! The circle stamps from the Retreat Neon Doodles set would work great with this too if you wanted a variation in circle sizes. Very nice card!

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  5. Awesome technique!!! I need about a month to stay home and just play!!!

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  6. Wow! That is a great technique. Kay you are awesome!!!

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  7. Bokeh is awesome!! You can set it in camera or do it withing photoshop. Kay you are awesome.

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  8. That's gorgeous! That's a fun technique. (hollykoster)

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  9. Very cool technique! Going to try this next time the gelly toes are out!

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  10. Enjoyed your tutorial - great technique! Thanks for the chance to win a very nice kit!

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  11. It was a fun technique to do, and most of us already have a pencil eraser and an ink pad heheee so no extra supplies needed for the Bokeh Technique - thanks Julie for pointing out this great technique!

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  12. Great technique Julie. Love it.
    Marian Biegel

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  13. I have seen Bokeh several times but did not know what it was. Now I do! Very cool!
    Lisa K.

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  14. Great card Julie, and thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. It has been great fun following the blogs this month. Thanks for all and Merry Christmas to the entire CS staff.
    Nanner in Weston

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  16. Thanks for the great tutorial. I've been wanting to play with my gelatos for a while now...this should get me started!

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  17. Julie, your take on Bokeh is inspiring. Great way to use the Aspen kit. The Bridges kit looks great too. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  18. Really enjoyed seeing this new technique

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  19. Julie -- what a wonderful technique and information on how to recreate using Aspen -- this might be fun to try with the Autumn Splendor leaf stamp.

    Love Bridges kit as we always enjoy finding unique bridges during our travels.
    Regina Harris

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  20. Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win the Bridges kit!
    Michelle R

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  21. Fun card!! I thought the dots were a stamp... fun surprise to see it was an eraser dot...

    Have to see if I have some Bridges paper left anywhere to scrap the photos I took yesterday while wandering around and under our little metal bridge on our highway...

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  22. Thanks, I always wondered what bokeh was. Great card!

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  23. I can't wait to get home and play....I knew I bought those pens for something

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  24. looks so easy but I would really have to practice

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  25. What a cool technique! I've always liked the bridges kit.

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  26. I went through my Bridges Sr. kit soooo fast. Would love the Jr. kit.

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  27. Love this technique - will have to try it!

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  28. The Aspen card is lovely - a great combination of techniques.

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  29. I remember the junior kits. I have quite a few of those laying around. Bridges was an awesome kit with the color combos and sentiments. Nice to see it again.

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  30. What a wonderful technique. I can't wait to try it. Dottie F

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  31. I love these layered ideas. Fantastic!

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  32. Would love to use the bridges jr. kit with my pictures of the beautiful bridge that connects Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. Lovely card idea I want to try. Thanks and Happy Holidays.--Linda Tollefson

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  33. Wonderful card, just love it and perfect for the Aspen kit!

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  34. in our travels we've crossed a lot of bridges! lovely colors in this kit

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  35. Delightful card! I can't wait to attempt this technique!

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  36. what a fantastic technique! love this card!

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  37. Beautiful card, Julie! I love the techniques that you posted. What a great way to use my Gelatos. TFS.

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  38. Ohhh...I can't wait to try this technique. I need to use my gelatos more :)

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  39. Love that you used a pencil eraser and ink pad to make the dots.

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  40. I love everything I've been reading on the blog!! It's like having a new class everyday!!

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