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Bokeh Effect Technique

Hi! I am back with another card I would like to share with you. I have been seeing this new technique called the Bokeh effect and as a photographer I am familiar with the term but just recently learned how to incorporate it into card making. I headed over to YOUTUBE to check out a few ways people have tried this technique and decided to try it out. So the first thing I did was take a piece of watercolor paper (cut down to 4.25 by 5.5) and saturated the card with water. I then used my peerless watercolors to make a background. The next step is to add the circles which is what will give the Bokeh effect. To stamp the circles I cut a piece of acetate paper using my circle spellbinders. I then used this as a stencil. Since I didn’t have white ink I used what I had in hand which was white acrylic paint. So for the larger circles I used less paint and as the circles got smaller I used more paint and that is how to create that effect. I then cut out a digi image from A Day for Daisies (I loveeee these stamps) and used one of there new fairy stamp release. I added some new mini sequins, moonshine sequins and star sequins(sequins coming soon to the shop) on the card near her wand so as to look like it’s coming out of it. The sentiment is from a papertrey ink stamp set I had and voila here is the card…..


Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

“Something New” VSC #30 Challenge

Hi everyone!!!! Happy New year!!!!! I am really really late with my posting and I am so sorry. Well it’s time for our first challenge of the year over at our challenge blog. Our theme for our challenge is “something new”. Did anyone receive some christmas crafty goodies from santa? Or did you get something new for the New Year? Well we want to see your projects by linking them up to our new challenge. Our winner will receive a $10 gift cert. to the shop. Well my new goodies that I used were my peerless watercolors and the star sequins. I really love how watercolor looks on a card. I used my “Birthday wish” stamp set for this card. It is a simple and fun card to make to hold those gift cards. You can purchase the stamp set here and the star sequins here.

IMG_3326-2BirthdayWish Photo

Head on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from our super talented DT. Thanks for stopping by!

The Squirrel and the Fox “Things with Wings” Challenge #54

Good Evening everyone! Bringing you another wonderful challenge from The Squirrel and the Fox. This weeks theme is “Things with wings” and our sponsor Hobby Book was generous enough to provide us with some wonderful digital images. I used LilMinx for my card. This is one of my fave themes because I just love fairy’s but for this theme you are definitely not limited to just fairies. Anything with wings is welcome. Please join us this week and share your creations. Don’t forget to check out the blog for some more amazing creations.



“Washi Tape Challenge ” VSC#15

Good Morning crafters! It’s time for another wonderful challenge over at V’s Sweet Challenge blog!

Our sponsor for this month is My Craft Spot and they are giving away an awesome stamp set perfect for halloween!

This months theme is incorporating washi tape into your project. If your like me then you probably have tons and tons of washi tape but not sure how to use it. Well after some searching on pinterest I created 3 different cards all using washi tape.




Now lets see what you can create! For more inspiration don’t forget to check out the other DT members and their amazing projects!

If you would like to purchase the washi tape used on my projects please check out my store 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! Dont forget to leave some love!

VSC #14 “Something Twine” Challenge

Good morning crafters!!!! Wow we are now in August so you know what that means! A new challenge over at our challenge blog.

This month’s theme is something twine. We want to see how you use twine on your creations. As a mom of a newborn and a six year old I was thinking of an easy and fast CAS card to make. I came up with this card using some solid twine (available on my online shop). It is super easy to make. All you need is your fave sentiment, a few different color twine, sequins and white cardstock.


V’s Sweet Ideas -Twine

V’s Sweet Ideas – Sequins

Happy Father’s Day Card

Good evening crafty crafters! Just wanted to share with you a card I made for father’s day. I really love this image from Tiddlyinks and couldn’t wait to color it in. I even colored his floties the same color as the one my son has. I used DP from MME and copic markers to color him in. For the “Dad” I used thickers and the “Happy father’s day” stamp is from Stampin Up!


Digital Stamp: Tiddlyinks Going Swimming Boy

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