Hearts All a Bokeh

By Taheerah | 2nd December 2013 | 4 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Monday!

So I pinned an inspiration image on Pinterest ages ago, always wanting to recreate my own version. And seeing as I’ve been on such an inspiration photo kick lately I figured the time had come!

So here was the inspiration. I *so* love the bokeh effect here:

And here’s what I came up with:

Swoon!!! I love it *so* much!!!

I started with a Blue Shimmer card base. I knew I wanted to sponge ink on there to form the hearts, rather than stamping them. So I turned to my Mama Elephant Party kit set for what I thought would be the perfect heart! I stamped it onto some acetate then trimmed it out carefully to create a mask!

Question: Taheerah, why didn’t you just use the dies? Answer: the end of the balloon didn’t give the right shape. Plus I like making things difficult for myself.

Moving on.

I positioned the mask and sponged in Vintage Cream ink. I don’t know why I haven’t used this ink in so long – it is by far the best cream ink ever, and the colour is one of my favourites across all inks!!

I used just that ink here, and by varying the amount of pressure was able to create whiter/lighter hearts, and more pronouced, cream ones. I used a tissue to rub and diffuse some of the hearts too, to make them less solid.

I finished up the card with a sentiment from WPlus9’s Quite Like You set. I thought it ended up perfectly! Except that my stamp positioner thing pressed down a bit before I was ready, so I was committed to the sentiment placement and had to re-stamp, then perform a bit of card surgery to correct the mistake.

It more or less worked though, and overall I really still love the end result!!

I’ll be back a little later today with a peek of this month’s StampSpotlight – yes, it’s that time already!! And this one is a *great* one, with it coming up to Christmas and all!

I would love it if you would leave some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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