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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #88 - Bokeh Flourishes

Pear Pizzazz #2



I've been on a Bokeh technique roll recently and with this card I wanted to experiment with sponging a second colour over the top and stamping a background. If you would like to look at my other Bokeh cards, just click here.

I used the Color Coach colours of Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party for my watercolour wash background and sponged Whisper White Craft ink and Smoky Slate Classic ink over as my bokeh dots.

I stamped in all three colours using the Flowering Flourishes stamp set to make a unique piece of patterned paper.

I was inspired the 'Thank You Card" theme at Just Add Ink and also by this sketch from Always Playing With Paper (I mirrored the sketch):

I coloured my Jewel Rhinestones with the darkest Smoky Slate Blendabilities marker - it makes them look vintage....you should try it! They look amazing!!!

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  1. Wow, Alison! This card is so beautiful! I love it!

  2. What an amazing background you've created, its stunning and love the colours you blended together. Brilliant tip about colouring the jewels, the effect is really amazing. So glad you shared this with us at JAI this week!

  3. Fab inky collage background Alison! Love the layered look you've achieved. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. Alison, I think this is my ALL-TIME favourite card you've made!! The soft colours, and the flourishes, are so beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  5. Wow, love this background, Alison! You always make the most wonderful cards! This is a beauty! Happy you played along! Hugs!

  6. Stunning card, Alison! Beautiful color combo and the bokeh . Thanks for playing The Challenge!

  7. STUNNING!! Love the colors and the metal bling! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!!

  8. Alison, such a gorgeous background that truly is unique and and has such depth. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  9. Lovely card and great technique - will have to give it a try. I like your embellishments too. Chantell JAI

  10. Great card Alison! Loving the bokeh and the all layers of banners and ribbon to finish off the card. The little touch of bling with with Something Borrowed Embellishment is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink!

  11. A beautiful card and the background is awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.


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Alison xx