Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Birthday Card #3 - Becoming Bokeh - Friends with Flair 4-10


"In its flawless grace and superior self-sufficiency I have seen a symbol of the perfct beauty and bland impersonality of the universe itself, objectively considered, and in its air of silent mystery there resides for me all the wonder and fascination of the unknown."
                                                                                            --------H.P. Lovecraft 

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with card #3 in my Birthday Card Marathon for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday.  Their Wednesday Challenge is 6 years old and they are giving away 6 prizes this week.  Crazy, huh?  Yah, I know....

This card is the only one of the five using a different embossing folder.  This time I used my Darice - Swirly Circles folder.  I first used my daubers like round stampers with my Distress Inks and made what I think looks like a bokeh effect.  Do you?  I am not usually big on bokeh, but I just LOVE how I accidentally stumbled on how to do it!!  

After dry embossing my background, I sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls shimmer mist in the original flavor...lol...  Then added a simple birthday sentiment from a Unity grab bag.  I will edit this post on Friday to enter the Unity Friends with Flair

This angled shot shows the shimmer and texture a little bit better.  I really love how this card turned out.

Okay....three cards posted.  On to the next.  I will line up a few more challenges for this tomorrow, but for now I am in a hurry to get all my cards posted.  :)

See you soon!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
2. Scrappin' Great Deals Mood Board Challenge - I was inspired by the pink and blue flowers together in the lower left.  














3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A is for.....Accidentally discovering a new effect with my daubers!!!
4. Craft Stamper Take It Make It April Challenge - Technique: Color
5. Design Memory Craft April 2015 Challenge - Creativity - Creativity to me is experimenting around and accidentally discovering a new effect...like my bokeh!! 
6. Unity Stamp Co. Friends with Flair Link Up

20 comments:

Karenladd said...

Janis, I LOVE this bokeh effect! Wow, what a happy accident and one that I may have to lift from you. The embossed swirls with the daubs of color give such energy to this design!

Stampsnob. said...

Loving the background here although you used daubers it is very much like the photograph blurring I am seeing everywhere..................Lis

ionabunny said...

That's a great idea. I am always trying to disguise the round shape of my daubers. Why bother! This is a great way to get a bokeh bg. Love it. Might have to borrow this idea Janis LOL. Hugz

Teresa Doyle said...

Your card is awesome Janis. I just received a set of dauber for my birthday and have only had one chance to use them. Thanks for the idea.

Gaylynn said...

Pretty colors and circles Janis. Have a great weekend.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely card, Janis! Love the shimmer. Have a beautiful weekend.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card.

Linda said...

Love that blue and pink!

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely card great texture and pearly sheen x hello from FWF x

Carol said...

A gorgeous make for FWF Janis.

Brandi R said...

LOVE this! Gorgeous colors and the bokeh with that embossing....just stunning! ♥

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
I saw your entry at FWF.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Leanne said...

So pretty!

Kim Rippere said...

Great background. Saw you on FWF.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Bananastamper said...

Great background technique!

Crystal said...

Very pretty colors and I love the addition of the perfect pearls!

Laura Turcotte said...

Such a pretty card!

Dawn Fields said...

So pretty; loving the shimmer!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty! Lovin' all the stamping and texture! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous Bokeh card! The shimmer really makes it POP!