Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Bokeh ~ Memories

Last month one of my card swap challenges was a Bokeh technique card.  The YouTube reference is listed at the bottom of this blog.

Here's my finished card ~ 

 Bokeh is a really fun and easy technique once you see how it's done.  

Start by making a template with three circles - use your dies or three sizes of punches. 

For this card, use black or navy paper - start with a piece about 6" x 8" and work in the center.  I used a finger dauber but you can use your  circles and wooden handles that you use for Distressed oxides - just be sure they are new/clean.

Using White Ink, simply move your template around and make different sized overlapping circles.  Make some darker than others by applying more ink.  When you think you have enough add a few more with just the dauber, very lightly (without the stencil).  Set aside and let dry.

The tree die was from my stash - a share from a friend at a previous crop.  Once my Bokeh piece had dried I trimmed it to fit the front of an A2 card, then added the tree overlay.  Any sentiment could also be added - I selected "Memories" to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Inspiration Station ~ Challenge 20 ~ Winter

Use Your Stuff ~ #438 ~ Snow or Winter 

Dragonfly Dreams ~ December 

We Love Stamping ~ Anything Goes/CAS 

Sunday Stamps ~ Winter Bokeh

 Pam’s Pearls

Ref: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziY8wmEzbHw


  1. Beautiful bokeh, Pam - you're right - so fun to make your own! Love the gorgeous scene you've created, and great spread of saturations! It sparkles! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  2. Such an effective creation and really elegant in the mono colours, lovely to see you at We Love Stamping although we are a stamping challenge.

    B x

  3. This is very clever and definitely wintery. THanks for joining us at UYS.

  4. Oh, I love this technique and I really like your design. Thanks for the inspiration to try an oldie but goodie technique and Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Inspiration Station. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  5. What a stunning card Pam- love it!!
    Stay safe

  6. A very striking design and great to see an older technique too!

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. Gorgeous! I love the black and white ! I haven't done this technique in awhile. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon. Tammy DT Coordinator.

  8. Wow, your bokeh background turned out fabulous for your brown die cut trees! thanks so much for playing along wit us at Sunday Stamps!