Saturday, February 06, 2016

Barbara DT - First post for Bee Crafty

Hi everyone, Barbara here with my very first post for Bee Crafty....I'm really looking forward to using all the fab stamps and products on a regular basis.
These cards are made using the 'Bokeh' technique......not new by any means, but a lovely way to change the look of a piece of coloured card.

I've used 5 different colours of TH distress inks, an Archival white inkpad, smooth white cardstock and an 'Inkables' mask.
don't be too fussy applying the ink, it doesn't need to be blended perfectly for this technique.

Lie the mask over your inked piece of card, and apply white ink through the as many or as few as you want.

Next, chop out a shape of your choice, from the middle of the card, stamp your sentiment, (using Memento or Versafine ink) then mount onto black cardstock 

All you need to do now is re-mount the sentiment onto the main piece of card, an add an embellishment or two. (I just die-cut a Spellbinders butterfly)
Mat the whole piece onto a black card base.

The black card has been stencilled in exactly the same way.
Well, that's it for today....I might have some more variations of these cards to show during the week, on the Bee Crafty facebook page, if you have time to pop over. Feel free to leave a comment if you've been inspired to try this simple technique.
Barbara xx


Joanne said...

beautiful card, thanks for showing how you did it. You mention archival white but you seem to using brilliance. Is that the same thing. I am always wary of brilliance as it seems to take a long time to dry but will definetly try your technique,

hugs from France

Barbara said...

Thanks for your lovely comments, was definitely the 'Archival Brilliance' that I showed in the first pic. Didn't have a problem with it drying xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Great tutorial Barbara as was your workshop! xxx

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