Creating your own Bokeh Background

 Hi friends! Alanna here and I'm thrilled to be sharing a fun technique and card with you today on the Whimsy Stamps blog. I had an idea to create my own bokeh background with some inks and various inking tools. 

I started by taking several colors of blue inks along with different inking tools as shown below. 

I then started by adding in colors using the smaller tools first.

I then added in more colors and used the larger inking tools.

You can see that my ink impressions from the tools aren't perfect and I was okay with that as in the end when everything is finished, I think it looks all pulled together.

Once my background was finished, I got to work on my focal image. I stamped the image and the sentiment which are both from the Favorite Flake stamp set onto a circle die cut with one of the dies from the Pierced & Stitched Circles die collection. The Favorite Flake set is currently out of stock but is expected back in about a week or so. 

I colored it in simply with my Copic markers. I decided the space below the sentiment needed a bit of something so I took one of the snowflakes from the set and stamped it with one of the blue inks that I had used on my background.

I trimmed down my handmade panel and added it onto a piece of black card stock. I added everything to a top folding white card base leaving a small white border on each of the sides. I decided at this point that I wanted to bring in some more snowflakes and thought that they would look good stamped in black. So I took more of the snowflakes from the Favorite Flake set and stamped them so they would form a visual triangle around my focal image. 

I die cut one more circle die cut and added it behind my stamped and colored die cut just to give it a bit of dimension and then finished off the card by adding in some clear Stickles onto the brim of the girl's hat.

Here is a final look at the card. I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial today. If you create something based on this, make sure to tag us on Instagram with #whimsystamps or share on our Facebook page here.

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1 comment

  1. Love the wintery look of the background and the delightful image. Good color choices too!


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