Hey everyone! Happy Monday!
Today was my first day of holiday and I mostly spent it with a pounding headache. As a result mojo hit late again but I did come up with a card to share!
Bokeh has been one of my favourite trends of 2013. I absolutely love it, so today I set about creating another bokeh card, but this time using mists:
What do you think? I love how this turned out!
I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock. I stamped the circles from Simon Says Stamp’s Lots of Dots set (you *need* this one – it is super-versatile!) using Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Mists in Blush and Mustard. I watered them down further down the line to make the stamping paler. I could not be more thrilled with the result – it’s my best bokeh yet I think!!
I splattered a tiny amount of the Blush mist, and with quite a bit of Studio Calico Mister Huey’s in Calico Shine as well, then set about figuring out my next element. I really didn’t want to cover up all that gorgeous bokeh, or lose the light airy feel of the panel, so I opted for die cutting some numbers using the By The Numbers dies, then smothering them with Glossy Accents and coating with Distress Glitter in Rock Candy. I backed each number with a corresponding die cut from Sweet Blush cardstock.
I decided to bring in my own sentiment, which perfectly summed up my mood today! I stamped the sentiment using Mama Elephant’s Midnight Letters set using Mama Elephant ink in Blush. I used a new must-have – a T-Ruler – to help get the alignment right – so easy when you have this tool! I then added a strip of American Crafts POW! Glitter Paper in Silver before adhering my numbers using Pinflair Glue Gel.
I trimmed my panel down slightly then adhered it onto a card front, with a border of the same glitter paper on the edges. In order not to waste this precious commodity, I trimmed the glitter panel into a frame, thus saving most of it for another day!
Well I’ve a lot of crafting on my mind so I’d better hop to it! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!