Saturday, March 30, 2013

a bokeh-ful celebration

i decided to play along with the latest tuesday trigger at moxie fab world - pastel pretties!


i have had this idea to try to add some bokeh to a card for a while, but i have never attempted it...until now.
and i'm not sure my attempt was 100% successful. sometimes i look at the card and think it does look like bokeh, and sometimes i look and just see a bunch of polka dots. :) ha ha!

so here it is:


i used the awesome, lovely sentiment from the paper smooches stamp set pretty phrases. and the 'bokeh' was created using the three different sized circles from the gently seasoned. then i added some fun, gold sequins to add to the dimension/bokeh/dreamy feel. :)


i stamped the circle and then first stamped the image onto a scrap paper and then stamped onto my card. so all of the colors are second generations. 
like i said, i tried! i also created a version of this card on white cardstock (my first, first attempt!), but the circles looked even more like polka dots because of the stark color contrast!)

so that's it! 
enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Love the translucent quality of your "bokeh" circles and the sentiment is perfect for the energy of the design!

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  2. I think you nailed it! I see bokeh and I love the sequin embellies. perfect!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the way you stamped the circles. Great interpretation of the trigger photo!

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  4. I thought "bokeh" as soon as I saw this! The sequins are a great touch!

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  5. OHHHHHHHHH! This is so pretty! LOVE the bokeh design!! I really should try that sometime! LOOOOOOVE the added sequins too:) YOU ROCK! Happy EASTER!!!!! <3

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  6. Hey Samantha! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  7. Oh so pretty, congratulations!

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  8. Congrats on you MFW TT mention! Love your card!

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  9. Love this card! Congrats on your MFW spotlight!

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  10. Hi Samantha! Loved your sweet card the moment I saw it. Congrats on being Moxie Fab!

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  11. A lovely pastel take on the Trigger!

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  12. Congrats on your win - so pretty!

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  13. Oh how pretty, Samantha! Love the sequins. Congrats on your TT win :)

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  14. I know I already left a message on this card-- LOVE IT still!!!

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU x10000 for your sweet comment on my Virtual Smooches video! You made my entire month!!! THANK YOU!!! I pray that I will be able to continue sharing my ideas (and that they are good!!!)!! :) THANKS for your love and support!!!

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  15. Great card. Love the poppies on your blog.

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thank you SO much for taking the time to comment! just like that, you made my day! :D