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Wednesday, September 2, 2015


I have seen so many cards using pigment ink to create Bokeh technique cards.  I also found that you can use your regular dye inks and the end of a pencil (the eraser) to get the Bokeh effect (thanks to the tutorial at splitcoaststampers.com).   I used the sketch from the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog for this card.   

CTMH also just came out with a new embossing folder - Confetti - that coordinates so well with the Bokeh effect on this card.  (I prefer to call the folder "cascading dots", so have to be sure I share with you the real name!)
Here's a list of the materials I used to create this card.  All are from Close to My Heart.  If you are interested in any of the product I used, check out my CTMH website.
D1627 - Your Own Kind of Wonderful - butterfly
CC1040 - Hello Life - Scrapbooking - sentiment (special for National Stamping Month)
Inks and Papers:
Z2640 - Thistle ink
Z2117 - Crystal Blue ink
X5769 - Thistle cardstock
1292 - Crystal Blue cardstock
1385 - White Daisy cardstock
Balloon Ride patterned paper (retired)
Z3118 - Confetti 5X7 Embossing Folder
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1912 - Corner Rounder

Be sure to check out the Just Us Girls blog to see other great cards using this sketch. 

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Great card and love the texture and bokeh effect you've created! The colors and design work great too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  2. What a great take on the sketch! Love the bokeh panel you created - and with a pencil eraser!! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!