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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #98 - Butterfly Basics Bokeh

Garden Green #2


Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary  Thursday Challenge!

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge so I am using some Color Coach colours - Garden Green, Melon Mambo and So Saffron.

Now, those that know me well know that I LOVE the Bokeh technique....my first card with this technique was this one back in August 2014 and I have created dozens more since then....it is a highly addictive technique!

Here's our sketch:

...so I flipped it and the dots and background patterns became my 'bokeh' details. 

I hope you like my card! The recipe is below.

Stamp - Butterfly Basics
Ink - Garden Green, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Craft Ink
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Watercolour paper, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Vellum
Tools - Big Shot, Butterfly Framelit Dies, Melon Mambo Blendabilities (discontinued since I made this card), Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories - Pearls 

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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  1. So pretty! Love how the background looks like the butterfly is floating in dream land! I really need to give this technique a try! Looks very interesting!

  2. What a beautiful girly kind of card! I never would have thought to combine these colors - color coach or not. Love the Bokeh technique and it is a perfect combination with butterflies!

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  4. Oh gosh...I really need to try that background...your card looks fabulous! Love the double layer of butterfly, too, and the beautiful colors. Definitely a wow card! Great take on the sketch challenge this week!

  5. Ahhh, the Bokeh Tecnique! It's just soooo cool! Your card is so lovely with butterfly paired with the technique!

  6. This is a gorgeous bokeh background - pretty enough to stand alone, but adding the butterfly really adds to the wow factor! Really breathtaking!

  7. Wow, this triple butterfly is stunning on the bokeh background! Your colors are dreamy and gorgeous!

  8. Alison, you are after my heart with that color combo! LOVE it! I haven't tried the bokeh technique yet but I clearly see that I need to do it, so very pretty! :)

  9. I love the ethereal background you created for your butterfly with the bokeh technique and I'm surprised at just how well the Garden Green works on this card - it gives your layered butterfly a real pop.


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Alison xx